Opinions differ on constitutionality of Oregon’s GM crop bills

The following is an excerpt.

Oregon has the authority to impose state regulations on the production and labeling of genetically engineered crops, according to a preliminary opinion from Oregon Legislative Counsel.

Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, opened the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee hearing March 28 by announcing the counsel’s opinion.

But in an interview with the Capital Press, Portland attorney John DiLorenzo said the opinion is flawed.

“I’m not surprised that the people who wrote the bill would defend it,” DiLorenzo said. But, he said: “I think there is an excellent argument that (the bills) are unconstitutional.”

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