PCC along each stage of the food chain
Our own Trudy Bialic is in the running for a post on the National Organic Standards Board, the team of farmers, retailers, processors, scientists, environmentalists and consumers that works with the Secretary of Agriculture to develop standards for organic food production.
How great would it be to have another Northwest voice on such an important board? (Jennifer Hall, former executive director of Chef's Collaborative, serves through 2011).
Trudy, editor of PCC's monthly paper, the Sound Consumer, would carry on PCC's long history of outreach. Beyond local efforts like our Kid Picks program, food bank donations and the PCC Farmland Trust, we also speak up when Congress and other governing bodies ponder major decisions that will affect our food supply. PCC nutrition educator (and all around fascinating person) Goldie Caughlan served on NOSB from 2001-2006. Trudy herself has submitted 90 position letters on organic rules, pesticides and fertilizer, genetic engineering, irradiation, food safety, sustainable seafood and food labeling since 2000.
Read more about the NOSB here. Read more about Trudy's unique qualifications and how you can help her campagin here. If you'd like to stay abreast of important issues that affect the quality and safety of your food and even participate in improving our national standards, sign up for our new PCC Advocates newsletter here. Go Trudy!