Policy Advocacy

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.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans (March 28, 2018)

We advocate limiting added sugars to 5 percent of the diet, removing saturated fat as a nutrient of concern, encouraging plant-based diets, and emphasizing minimally processed foods over ultra-processed foods.

We advocate limiting added sugars to 5 percent of the diet, removing saturated fat as a nutrient of concern, encouraging plant-based diets, and emphasizing minimally processed foods over ultra-processed foods.

Comments to FDA: Nutrition Facts Label Delay (October 27, 2017)

Please follow through with the initial implementation date of July 2018 and do not postpone further. The public wants and needs more information — not less — about the products they purchase.

Please follow through with the initial implementation date of July 2018 and do not postpone further. The public wants and needs more information — not less — about the products they purchase.

Protect funding for organics (June 14, 2017)

Joined more than 177 other businesses in a strong, positive message to USDA Secretary Perdue and Members of Congress to protect funding for programs that benefit organic agriculture and the organic industry.

Joined more than 177 other businesses in a strong, positive message to USDA Secretary Perdue and Members of Congress to protect funding for programs that benefit organic agriculture and the organic industry.

Supporting the Bristol Bay salmon fishery (June 10, 2017)

Joined other businesses and organizations in opposing a mine in one of most productive wild salmon fisheries in the world

Joined other businesses and organizations in opposing a mine in one of most productive wild salmon fisheries in the world

Implement new animal welfare rules (June 06, 2017)

Further delay or suspension of the new rule is not acceptable and would disrespect the process put in place by the Organic Food Production Act.

Further delay or suspension of the new rule is not acceptable and would disrespect the process put in place by the Organic Food Production Act.

Comments to the National Organic Standards Board (March 29, 2017)

Supporting NOSB’s call to prohibit hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics from organic certification; and to encourage prohibiting hormone disruptors and other toxicants from organic food packaging.

Supporting NOSB’s call to prohibit hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics from organic certification; and to encourage prohibiting hormone disruptors and other toxicants from organic food packaging.

Opposing agriculture megamergers (February 13, 2017)

Sign-on letter urging the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a thorough investigation and to oppose the proposed agrochemical and seed mergers.

Sign-on letter urging the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a thorough investigation and to oppose the proposed agrochemical and seed mergers.

Comments to the National Organic Standards Board (April 14, 2016)

Comments on use of produced water from fracking on organic crops; carrageenan, sodium lactate, potassium lactate, bisphenols and packaged foods, silicon dioxide; squid and squid byproducts; and “organic” salmon on U.S. markets without USDA criteria.

Comments on use of produced water from fracking on organic crops; carrageenan, sodium lactate, potassium lactate, bisphenols and packaged foods, silicon dioxide; squid and squid byproducts; and “organic” salmon on U.S. markets without USDA criteria.

Social Justice (February 23, 2016)

PCC Natural Markets is committed to being a positive force in the lives of people who work in our supply chain.

PCC Natural Markets is committed to being a positive force in the lives of people who work in our supply chain.