Occupy Sonoma County embraces the egalitarian, deep democracy principles of the Occupy Movement
with a regional strategy for effectively organizing county-wide social justice campaigns that are globally relevant.
Public pressure and allies in congress have kept a policy rider from blocking state labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) out of a must-pass federal omnibus spending bill, but more attempts by Monsanto and its allies are expected in January to try to preempt state laws again!
After a long debate and public outcry the FDA has approved genetically engineered (GE) salmon for US consumption. In making its decision, the FDA has ignored millions of Americans and more than 40 members of Congress who have expressed vocal opposition. The FDA also neglects the concerns of more than 300 environmental, consumer, health and animal welfare organizations, salmon and fishing groups and associations, food companies, chefs and restaurants.