GMO ban on Jackson County ballot

GMO ban on Jackson County ballot

Jackson County voters will decide in May 2014 whether to ban genetically modified crops.

Enough of the more than 6,700 signatures submitted by GMO-Free Jackson County were verified to qualify the measure, Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker confirmed Wednesday.

The GMO-Free 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 The Mail Tribune.

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