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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

June 8, 2015 — PCC endorsed the Farm-To-School Act of 2015
In a letter of support sponsored by the National Farm to School Network and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and joined by dozens of local stakeholders.

June 8, 2015 — Coalition Letter Opposing COOL Repeal
Joined a sign-on letter to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, urging members to reject repeal of the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law and support commonsense food labeling.

May 8, 2015 — Comments on 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee Report
Comments on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee's proposed guidelines.

April 28, 2015 — Cadmium and lead in chocolate
Letter to consumer group As You Sow supporting its research about cadmium and lead in chocolate

April 5, 2015 — Comments to the National Organic Standards Board
Comments on nanotechnology; the Sunset Provision; OFPA measures unfulfilled; non-GMO verification; whole algal flour; tocopherols; palm olein; fish oil; gellan gum and carrageenan and proper reading of 205.600; animal welfare; and antibiotics in poultry

March 25, 2015 — Letter thanking Sen. Patty Murray for supporting Bristol Bay salmon
A letter to Senator Patty Murray, thanking her for supporting the Bristol Bay salmon fishery.

March 25, 2015 — Letter thanking Sen. Maria Cantwell for supporting Bristol Bay salmon
A letter to Senator Maria Cantwell, thanking her for supporting the Bristol Bay salmon fishery.

March 4, 2015 — Washington water quality standards
Letter to the Washington Department of Ecology expressing concern over the new proposed water quality standards.

December 4, 2014 — Letter to the Seattle schools superintendent
Joined letter to the Seattle schools superintendent, urging the school district to implement fully an Integrated Pesticide Management program approved in 2012.

December 2, 2014 — Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee regarding COOL
Letter urging the Senate Appropriations Committee to reject any effort to weaken, suspend or rescind mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) in the upcoming legislation to provide funding for the federal government for the remainder or part of Fiscal Year 2015.