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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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
June 19, 2012 — Farm bill amendment for GE labeling
Joined businesses and organizations in supporting an amendment to the farm bill that clarifies states' right to require labeling of GE foods.
May 31, 2012 — Amendment to ban packer ownership of livestock
Joined letter to U.S. Senators asking them to support an amendment to the Farm Bill to ban packer ownership of livestock.
May 1, 2012 — Comments to the National Organic Standards Board
Comments to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) on standards to be discussed at the May 2012 NOSB meeting
April 28, 2012 — Opposing GE 2,4-D corn
Sign-on letter to USDA opposing the deregulation of Dow's genetically engineered, 2,4-D resistant corn.
April 26, 2012 — Slave labor in the cocoa industry
Joined co-operative grocers’ letter to Hershey’s, stating concerns about its lack of commitment to avoid cacao harvested by child slave labor