Public policy statements by PCC

A vibrant and healthy food system is possible only if there are policies, infrastructure and resources to support it. For this reason, PCC advocates public policies that support sustainable food and agricultural systems.

This section provides an archive of letters and petitions sent to policymakers during public comment periods.

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Recent statements

March 4, 2014 — Letter to Senators regarding Foot and Mouth Disease
Joined letter to U.S. Senators about USDA’s plan to expose the U.S. beef, sheep and dairy industries to Foot-and-Mouth Disease, requesting steps to prevent the risk.

December 9, 2013 — Letter to Obama about mandatory GE labeling
Letter to President Obama asking him to follow through on campaign promise to enact mandatory labeling of GE foods.

December 5, 2013 — Letter to President Obama regarding antibiotic overuse in animal production
Signed letter by the Pew Charitable Trusts to President Obama asking him to limit antibiotic overuse for food animal production and require veterinary oversight of antibiotics used on the farm.

November 7, 2013 — Comments to Rep. Suzan DelBene
Regarding the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program

October 1, 2013 — Comments to the National Organic Standards Board
Regarding the sunset process and aquaculture

July 19, 2013 — Saving America's Pollinators Act
PCC endorsed the Saving America's Pollinators Act (H.R. 2692), which would place a moratorium on using neonicotinoid pesticides on bee-attractive plants and trees.

April 26, 2013 — Comments to FDA opposing GE salmon
Letter to the Food and Drug Administration opposing the agency's recommendation to approve genetically engineered salmon.

March 7, 2013 — Comments to the National Organic Standards Board
Regarding tetracycline for fruit production, sulphuric acid, potassium hydroxide, annatto color extract, and "other ingredients."

December 26, 2012 — Comments to the National Organic Standards Board
Comments on "Interim Rule on nutrient vitamins and minerals" to the National Organic Standards Board

September 13, 2012 — Opposing Farm Bill biotech riders
Joined businesses and organizations in opposing buried provisions that would create backdoor approvals for the controversial 2,4-D corn and other GE crops

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