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Mendocino County Becomes First in Nation to Ban Growing of GE Crops and Animals

In a sweeping victory, Mendocino County became the first county in the nation to ban the growing of genetically altered crops and animals.

Mendocino County voters defeated the world’s largest producers of genetically engineered foods and seed, which pumped a record $621,000 into a county of 47,000 voters.

Under the guise of CropLife America, Monsanto, DuPont, Dow Chemical and a consortium of other biotech multinational corporations shattered spending records in this small agricultural county.

But CropLife America was no match for thousands of Mendocino County farmers, business owners, vintners and families who joined the largest, most successful grass roots campaign the county has ever seen to fight the encroachment of genetically altered crops.

Audio: Free Speech Radio News Story (Streaming Audio)

Related Article: Mendocino Goes GMO Free

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[ GMO Free Mendocino I neRAGE I GE Free VT I BioTech IMC I Network of Concerned Farmers I National Family Farm Coalition I BioDev I Santa Cruz / Live Oak Grange ]


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