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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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.
October 20, 2014 — Support for removing materials from National List
Support for removing lignin sulfonate and natural flavors from the National List, to prohibit use in organic foods.”
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.