As you may be aware, on November 8th, voters in Sonoma County, California,
will be voting on initiative appearing on the ballot as Measure M. If
Measure M passes, it would put a ten year moratorium in place that would
restrict the growing of genetically engineered crops in Sonoma County.
Similar California bills have already been passed in previous elections in
Mendocino County and Marin County.
The pro-biotech opposition has staged an aggressive campaign against Measure
The Wednesday edition of the San Francisco Chronicle had a good article on
Measure M called "Measure to ban genetically altered crops splits voters."
We have posted this article in the "News from the United States" Forum. Here
is a direct link to the article:
The Campaign's web site has information about Measure M and past initiatives
The group heading up the Measure M effort is GE FREE Sonoma County.
Naturally they could use your financial support. And if you live in the
Sonoma County area, they could use your assistance in many ways. You can
call their office at (707) 823-4410. Their office is located in Santa Rosa
540 Mendocino Ave. (Between 7th and 9th Streets).
Here is a link to the GE FREE Sonoma County web site:
We also understand that there are several thousand copies of the excellent
documentary, The Future of Food, available to residents of Sonoma County for
free. The idea is to get as many people in Sonoma County to see The Future
of Food as possible. Most "undecided" voters will likely cast a vote against
growing genetically engineered foods after seeing The Future of Food.
The Future of Food is now playing in movie theaters in the United States and
is often being "held over" due to its popularity. The DVD will be
re-released in December. The Campaign is working with the writer-director
Deborah Koons Garcia and Lily Films on adding bonus activist content to the
The Future of Food is a terrific movie and we encourage everyone to see in a
theater or when it is released again as a DVD. Here is a link to The Future
of Food web site page that lists the theaters it is playing in now or coming