Sound Consumer archive
Initiatives to label GMOs
I-522 and Prop 37
by Trudy Bialic, Director of Public Affairs
You think the odds of getting I-522 on the state ballot to label GMO foods are stacked against us? You're right.
Learn who opposes I-522 »
Non-GMO Project Verification: What does it mean?
by Chris Keefe
Until labels for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) become mandatory, we have two voluntary labels for GMO avoidance — certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.
Labor shortages growing problem
by Eli Penberthy, co-editor
Stricter immigration enforcement, an ineffective guestworker program, and lack of national immigration reform are to blame for shrinking the number of available farmworkers.
Letters to editor
Labeling GMO initiative · Titanium dioxide? · Carrageenan? · Butter-flavored v. real butter · Sugar in deli foods · Gelato ingredients?
Washington crop circles · Cattle for climate change? · Honey theft · Bhutan's organic pledge · Cities tapping aquifers · 2,4-D soy · GMOs killing butterflies? · Walnuts boost semen quality · Alaska salmon drops MSC · Regulating factory farm pollution? · Trans fats and aggression · Occupy Monsanto
Brilliant fall apples
It's always hard to say goodbye to the luscious berries, cherries and peaches of summer, but true fruit-lovers take heart in one of the jewels of autumn: the lovely apple.
Recipes from the October issue
Savory ways with apples
Pie, crisp, crumble .... everyone has a favorite dessert recipe for apples. But why save fall's favorite fruit for the end of the meal?
What's new in store — October 2012
Go raw! From "pies" to "cookies" made with coconut and nuts, to and kale chips and pistachio butter, PCC offers a range of raw foods that are as delicious as they are healthy.
Sweet cooperation: chocolate from farmer-owned co-ops
by Eli Penberthy
Chocolate's good for the heart, skin and even mood — and here's yet another reason to indulge: eating chocolate from responsible companies can support farmers in developing countries around the world.
Soil & Sea: reports from our producers
Learn how the national drought is affecting cattle farmers and Washington's apple industry, and why Alaskan Coho salmon had a disappointing summer.
PCC Board of Trustees report
Board application deadline · Board reports · IYC 2012 activities · Improving school food · PCC Farmland Trust