PCC Sound Consumer | August 2011

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August 2011

cereal bowl, field

Grains: Sensitivities beyond wheat

Are you eating too many carbs?

by Tom Ballard, R.N., N.D.

There is little to no medical controversy over whether wheat and other grains trigger allergies or sensitivities. They do. Where controversy enters is in the areas of incidence and symptoms to grains other than wheat.

PCC shopper survey

Nutrient additives

Give your input and take PCC's survey about "nutrient" additives. We’ll provide the findings to the National Organic Standards Board, before it considers a proposal involving organic food this fall. The survey deadline is Sunday, September 18.

The survey is now closed. Thank you for your input.

MyPlate graphic

MyPlate replaces food pyramid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a new, simpler image of a plate divided into basic food groups to replace the famous food pyramid that’s been used to guide Americans’ diets for nearly two decades.


GROW bananas fund scholarships

Your purchase of certified organic “GROW” bananas at PCC is helping small banana-growing families in Mexico. Every bunch you buy helps fund community projects.


Hot days, cool melons

Our organic melons come from Inaba Farms in Yakima, Wash. and several Oregon growers. We’ve got plenty to please.

salmon & fruit salsa

Recipes from the August issue

Savory summer fruit

Summer fruit is the inspiration for endless desserts, but why save it for the end of the meal? Peaches, nectarines and melons can star in a range of savory dishes.


Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

This month's report includes local peaches, cherries, Washington apples, domestic avocados, Maui pineapple, oyster and sea scallop harvests, and how climate change may affect wine production.


What's new in store — August 2011

Local, organic produce is at its peak this month — peaches, green beans, melons and more! For summer salads, don't miss our signature house-made dressings, now in convenient 8-ounce bottles, and be sure to try PCC Bakery's new lemon cake!

Letters to editor

Teacher thanks · Just bananas · Non-GMO labels · Corn sugar in gelato? · Sustainable seafood · Crohn’s Disease cure · Plastic bottled water, continued · Long-time PCC members?

News bites

Imagination diet · Organic still growing · UC Berkeley sustainable seafood · House moves to bar GE salmon · Chinese imports tripled · Food inflation · Potatoes “heart healthy” · Coffee protects against Alzheimer’s? · Vineyards encroach on redwoods · More food allergies · BPA in canned food · Food waste

PCC Board of Trustees report

Board of Trustees report · What are Ends policies? · Next board meeting · Upcoming Talk to the Board opportunities

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