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Oregon bill would let farmers sue biotech firms if GMO crops ‘contaminate’ their fields

| | May 10, 2019

The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that would let farmers sue companies, such as Bayer and Syngenta, that hold patents on genetically engineered seeds if crops grown from those seeds contaminate other crops.

[Editor’s note: Read Do GMO farms ‘contaminate’ neighboring crops? A farmer’s view of co-existence to learn more.]

Contamination from genetically engineered crops can make organic and conventional crops unable to be sold. GE crops also can escape their fields and become a nuisance for other farmers that is hard to eradicate ….

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