Genetically engineered crop bills hit Oregon House

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Monday, March 04, 2013

More than a dozen bills about genetically engineered crops are hitting Oregon, including banning their production or labeling food containing GE ingredients.

Rep. Paul Holvey, D-Eugene, said he brought forward the labeling bill because "I just think consumers have a right to know whether or not the food they are eating has been genetically modified."

"We're supportive of people having the ability to utilize the technology," Katie Fast of the Oregon Farm Bureau said. "And we don't believe the Legislature should be making choices about what crops you raise and how you raise them."

Read more at The Capital Press.

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