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

October 7, 2014 — Comments to the National Organic Standards Board
Comments to the National Organic Standards Board regarding its research priorities, BPA and BPS in packaging, the research impact of glyphosate in compost, GMO contamination prevention, “Excluded Methods,” Gellan gum and changes to the Sunset Provision.

September 23, 2014 — Letter to the Congressional Organic Caucus
We the undersigned organizations are writing to ask you to advocate reversal of USDA’s unilateral changes to the organic program’s Sunset Provision.

September 16, 2014 — Comments to EPA about Bristol Bay salmon fishery
A letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging protections from mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to a robust salmon fishery.

August 1, 2014 — Letter to the FDA
Letter of support for USDA’s proposal to include “added sugar” and potassium to nutrition facts panels.

July 23, 2014 — King Conservation District proposal support letter
Letter of support for the King Conservation District plans to fund a program for regional, sustainable agriculture, including rural and urban farm plans, shoreline and riparian management, with landowner incentives.

June 19, 2014 — Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees
Letter sent to House and Senate Appropriations Committees, urging them to reject any attempts to defund or undermine the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) law and regulations.

June 19, 2014 — Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees GIPSA
Letter sent to House and Senate Appropriations Committees, urging them to oppose any policy riders to limit the rulemaking authority of the Secretary of Agriculture under the Packers and Stockyards Act.

June 6, 2014 — Letter to the USDA & NOP
Letter to the USDA and the National Organic Program, asking them to reverse changes to the Sunset Provision.

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.

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