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Group hopes Jackson County will ban genetically altered plants

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Monday, May 14, 2012

A group of farmers and food activists hope to convince the Jackson County Board of Commissioners to ban genetically engineered plants in Jackson County.

But commissioners said the feasibility of such an ordinance has yet to be determined.

The effort to ban genetically modified crops gained momentum recently with news that genetically altered beets and corn were being grown in several Ashland, Medford and Grants Pass fields by Syngenta AG, a multinational corporation. The crops can cross-pollinate with organic ones and corrupt yields, according to GMO-Free members.

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