GMO Debate Lands on Sonoma County Ballot--Again

May 24, 2016

More than a decade after the divisive and expensive political battle over Measure M—which would have enacted a 10-year moratorium on growing bioengineered crops in Sonoma County—the issue will be back on the local ballot this fall.

During the lengthy public hearing, Taft Street Winery owner and former Santa Rosa City Councilman Mike Martini suggested three changes he said would make for a better proposal to limit local use of GMOs.

West County activist Larry Hansen was one of several speakers who protested the aggressive, corporate-backed roll-out of genetically modified crops.