GMO bills unwise, professor says

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Oregon House is considering three bills that intend to regulate biotech crops.

Steve Strauss, professor of forest biotech at Oregon State University and director of the university's Outreach in Biotechnology program, said the bills "are based on poor science ... fundamentally undemocratic ... and appear to contradict federal regulations."

Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland, who is sponsoring the bills, said they are needed to ensure counties have a right to protect their organic agriculture from biotech crops.

Read more at Capital Press.

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