Sound Consumer archive
2005: Looking back & moving forward
by Jill Irwin
Through the efforts of concerned parents, impassioned community activists and nonprofit organizations, 2005 has brought some great successes towards a cleaner, safer, more sustainable food supply and world. Here’s a brief rundown of some exciting happenings over the past year and some challenges that lie ahead.
Saving organic standards
Are they really under "sneak attack?"
(Link above goes to Public Policy statements in our "Issues & Actions" area.)
Big Dipper Wax Works
Brent Roose started making beeswax candles “three garages ago” because it was the only way he could afford the kind of clean candles he valued. From part-time candle making, Big Dipper grew into a facility and warehouse in south Seattle about a year ago.
Taking care of your body and mind during the holiday season
health & wellness
by Pat Sullivan and Pavitra Marita Ehses
During this time of celebration, we look forward to making connections with family and friends, yet we all know that too often we end up overextended and exhausted. Instead of enjoying family and daily activities, we may realize we are actually in a state of coping. Too much to do and unresolved worrying causes us stress and compromises our health.
Keeping us all fed
Nash Huber and the crew at Delta Farm have teamed with Clallam Citizens for Safe Food to pass Proposition 1 on November 8. This proposition will enact the Buyer Excise Tax (BET) to save farmland in Clallam County. Also in this month's article - read about the "Thank your local organic farmer" fundraising.