Programs of the Agricultural Commissioner

Agricultural Product Quality

Nursery Licenses

Produce Inspection



Direct Marketing & Organics

Organic Info

Mo. Co. Certified Organics

Farmers Markets


Pesticide Use & Enforcement

Restricted Material Permits

Private Applicator Certificates

Worker Safety

File a Complaint


Pest & Disease Prevention

Phytosanitary Certificates





Invasive Weeds

Weed Threats

Weed Resources


Weights & Measures

Consumer Protection

Device Registration

Public Scales

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)


GMOs in Monterey County

In April 2009, Supervisor Dave Potter made a formal referral to conduct an analysis of implementing a moratorium on growing and cultivating genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) in Monterey County. 
•Referral No.2009.19 (Link PDF)

In January 2011, the County Administrative Officer, Agricultural Commissioner, and Director of Environmental Health presented a response to the Board. 
• Report on Genetically Modified Organisms in Monterey County, California-January 3, 2011 (Link PDF) 
• Response Letter-January 3, 2011 (Link PDF)

GMO Resources and Links

Biotechnology Science and Education University of California Biotechnology Information Website provides science-based information and resources on agricultural biotechnology.

 U.S. Agricultural Schools Agricultural Biotechnology Website is brought to you by a group of U.S. land grant colleges and universities to make agricultural biotechnology information available to the public.

Biotechnology Regulation and Permitting

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

California Department of Food and Agriculture

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