Sound Consumer archive
The skinny on low carb diets
by Jennifer Lovejoy, Ph.D.
With the huge array of low carb products on the market and an increasing number of low carb diet books, consumers today are bombarded by messages to decrease their carbohydrate intake ... it's important to evaluate the various types based on data, not on media or marketing hype. See also: Low carb foods at PCC.
Reclaiming our roots through urban farming
by Brian Schaeperkoetter, PCC staff writer
As urban dwellers, how can we reconnect with the land and nurture our knowledge of farming? The answer is simple: start digging dirt.
Become a worm farmer: easy food scrap composting
by Doug Collins, Seattle Tilth
Composting food waste can be a fun and easy way to be an active environmental steward ... Two easy composting systems for food scraps are food digesters and worm bins.
Look for signs to protect salmon from pesticides
In January 2004, Seattle District Judge Coughenour made a landmark ruling that established no-spray zones along salmon streams to protect salmon from pesticides ... Environmental and fishing groups, however, have found the pesticide industry has failed to carry out the judge's order effectively.
Mark Ryan Winery
by Jeff Cox, PCC Beer and Wine Merchandiser
Where do winemakers come from? I mean, if you think about it, winemaking isn't something the average Jill or Joe considers as a career option ... For Mark McNeilly, owner/winemaker of Mark Ryan Winery, it was a bottle of Bordeaux, a 1990 Les Forts de Latour that ignited his desire to make wine.
Honor your dad: help save farmland
by Jody Aliesan, Director, PCC Farmland Fund
This month's report includes: An excerpt from In Praise of Fertile Land — "Man on a Tractor Far Away," Big Sky Brewing in-store product donation during May, Bennington Place update, Farmland fund T-shirts and the donor roster for April 1 – 30, 2004.