Sound Consumer archive
by Marilyn Walls, PCC Nutrition Educator
Even the most dedicated food purist may ignore what is in shampoo if it makes hair look fabulous and smell like the commercials advertise. But you don't have to choose between bouncy curls and harmful ingredients.
Limiting animal antibiotics
The Obama administration's new policy to curb the systematic use of antibiotics in healthy farm animals is a step in the right direction and one that PCC members might take a little credit for.
Splenda's not so splendid
By Cynthia Lair
That caddie of pastel-colored sweetener packets is a mainstay in cafes, restaurants and grocery stores, offering a selection of sweeteners for your morning cup of joe. Surely you have noticed PCC doesn't carry these little pink, blue or yellow packets. There are reasons.
Salt: How much is too much?
by Ronald Holden
Americans eat nearly twice the recommended amount of salt but several reports over the past few years have demonstrated the lack of solid science supporting low-sodium diets.
Letters to editor
Synthetic biology · Sustainable sardines? · Eating invasive species? · Coconut oil · Fluoride
China rejects Washington shellfish · Big Island bans GE · Looser mad cow rules · More irradiated meat · Israel ends fluoridation · Artificial sweeteners found in river water · Oregon restricts neonicotinoids · Neonicotinoids stunt brains? · GE infant formula · Organic milk superior · Sustainable palm oil? · China rejects GE corn
Companies drop "natural" label
A growing number of food companies are removing the "natural" claim from packages. The reason? Mounting lawsuits for false advertising. Read more in the cover article of the Sound Consumer next month.
Rice of all colors
From pilaf and paella to risotto and sushi, rice is the foundation for many delicious cuisines.
Recipes from the February 2014 issue
Simple rice, extraordinary flavors
These dishes transform rice from around the world into tasty, warming dishes.
What's new in store — February 2014
Organic Royal Mandarin oranges, Murcott tangerines, baby artichokes and rapini are coloring our produce departments. Also new this month: Udi's gluten-free bagels, UmChu bars, Champagne Florence, and Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale.
Soil & Sea: reports from our producers
Will wheat growing return to Western Washington? Maybe! Also learn about prospects, the future of Northwest cherry growing, WSU's exciting new ag grant, and how a big freeze affected California citrus.
PCC Board of Trustees report
Pre-election activity update · Have a burning question? · Board report · Upcoming board retreat