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Oregon moves to bar counties from blocking GMOS

Environmental groups and local food activists are livid that a provision they believe would allow more genetically modified organisms to creep into Oregon farms sailed through the state’s legislature on Wednesday.

Senate Bill 863 was added to the state’s revamped budget package that lawmakers approved during this week’s special session.

The measure calls for a statewide Oregon policy on the origin of seeds and crops, as opposed to policies being implemented by cities or states.

Read the full, original story here: Oregon environmentalists, food groups stunned by GMO vote”

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