Environmental groups hold Kitzhaber to GMO promise

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Environmental groups say they’ll hold Gov. John Kitzhaber to promises he made about who should regulate genetically modified crops.

Senate Bill 863 prohibits local governments from regulating seeds or crops, with the intent of preventing local rules on genetically modified crops.

The bill, a late addition to Kitzhaber’s “grand bargain” package of bills dealing with public retirement and tax issues, drew outrage from some environmental groups, farm groups and legislators.

 

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0 #1 General Political ActivistGuest 2013-10-08 20:15:23
The problem I see right now, is that, irregardless of a shutdown, those large companies that create pollution, STILL need to honor the current environmental laws, including companies like Monsanto, et al.
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