Directly challenging the powerful biotech industry, a dozen counties in California are now working towards becoming free of genetically engineered crops and animals. Following the lead of Mendocino County, whose citizens voted on March 2, 2004 to make it a GE-free zone, counties including Marin, Sonoma, Humboldt, Butte, San Luis Obispo, and others are gathering petition signatures by the thousands in order to place "GE-Free Zone" ordinances on voter ballots for November. A parallel effort is underway in Boulder County, Colorado. Organizers of these campaigns are working on tight petition deadlines and need volunteers and donations in their area. Additional campaigns are sprouting across the nation, from Vermont to Hawaii.
Starmail - 12. Jun, 18:32