Oregon punts GMO label bill but other initiatives abound

For the third time, the Oregon Legislature has punted on a bill centered on the labeling of genetically modified food.

House Bill 4100 would have referred the decision to voters. It had a long, contentious hearing in the House Rules Committee before stalling there.

But the issue hardly is going away:

  • A governor-appointed task force on genetically modified crops and food is supposed to begin meeting this month.
  • On May 20, Jackson County voters will decide whether to ban genetically modified crops from being grown in that southern Oregon county.
  • Another possible statewide ballot initiative this fall would require all genetically modified food sold in Oregon to carry labels.

Read the full original article: GMO initiatives still abound around Oregon


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