Oregon organic farmers seek genetically modified crop ban

Oregon organic farmers seek genetically modified crop ban

Supporters of a Jackson County ban on genetically modified crops filed signatures without he county clerk to put a measure on the ballot.

Supporters carried signs and drove a tractor outside the Jackson County Courthouse before filing 6,710 signatures with the county clerk. To get on the ballot, 4,662 will have to be certified. Barring a special election, the next ballot it could get on would be May, 2014.

The measure would ban anyone from raising genetically engineered plants in Jackson County, with exemptions for scientific research. It also calls for the county to conduct inspections and allows enforcement through citizen lawsuits.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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