Oregon: Groups battle GM crops using tactics from the fracking fight

Groups across Oregon are working to ban genetically modified crops at the county level through initiative petitions. Many of these groups are using a legal strategy that has helped communities across the country fight against fracking for natural gas.

A vote on banning genetically modified crops is already scheduled to appear on the 2014 ballot in Jackson County. And activists in other counties including Lane, Benton and Josephine counties are looking at similar action.

But Oregon has a “right to farm” law that prevents local governments from infringing on farm practices.

Read the full story here: Groups battle GM crops using tactics from the fracking fight

 

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