PCC Sound Consumer | April 2011

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April 2011


Can farmed fish be organic?

by Anne Mosness

Farmed fish have been called many things — but organic isn’t one of them. You may have seen “organic” salmon from Chile, Norway or other exporting countries in some markets or on restaurant menus.


LEED®, Salmon-Safe honors and “Leadership in Action” award

Read about Edmonds PCC — now LEED Platinum and certified Salmon-Safe. And PCC is honored with a “Leadership in Action” award by The Organic Center, a nonprofit research institution in Oregon, for its new purchasing policy on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food.

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Big Ag walks out on the sustainable standard process

by Joel Preston Smith

The Sound Consumer first began reporting on a proposed process to define sustainable for labeling foods in 2008. The following report is an update on the controversy.


Spring has sprung! Celebrate Earth Day April 22

by Goldie Caughlan, PCC Nutrition Education Manager

For me, nothing is more exhilarating than the visceral sense of the earth’s awakening each spring. The thrill of that moment virtually (and sometimes literally) brings me to my knees.

Pasta at PCC

Learn about the many pastas at PCC, including gluten-free pastas, cooking tips, pasta in bulk and a special PCC Cooks class. From cold pasta salads to steaming Mac and Cheese, our oodles of noodles — packaged or in bulk — are sure to inspire plenty of delicious meals.


Recipes from the April issue

Pasta perfection

What better way to celebrate spring’s arrival than with pasta? Strozzapreti, farfalle, fusilli — the shapes alone are like the season, fun and fresh — and make a perfect bed for first-of-the-season vegetables and other wholesome ingredients.


What's new in store — April 2011

Local, organic asparagus is a sure sign of spring, but we’ve got new items sprouting up throughout our stores. Try the granola made in-house in the PCC Bakery, grass-fed franks, and wines from two outstanding local wineries; Naches Heights Vineyards and Lost River Winery.


Camelot Downs: A fairytale farm

By Lynne Jordan & Kristin Vogel

Camelot Downs is the kind of place that leaves a sort of dreamy, picturesque impression in your memory. We recently visited this Whidbey Island farm with a small group of PCC members, PCC Farmland Trust donors, and local conservation specialists.

Letters to editor

Edmonds frisée · GE alfalfa · Regarding “natural” · “Buttery” spread? · Fragrance-free plea · BPA in lids

News bites

Cage-free initiative · Organic testing for pesticides · Washington cherry crop · Vashon kids eat local · GE corn for biofuel · Ethanol raises food prices · Peace Cereal misleading · Fair trade certifiers collaborate · Flame retardant butter · Prison dairy · Cow escapes slaughterhouse · “Super” bacteria in chicken · Baboons pick the sweetest · NW timber exports

Your co-op

Notice of annual membership meeting · 2011 election this month · Meet the candidates · Ballot count meeting · Board report

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