Over the past decade, repeated episodes of contamination by genetically engineered plants have cost U.S. farmers billions of dollars. The Legislature needs to act to: Hold patent holders responsible for contamination events — not pit farmer against farmer. Protect high-value crops in Oregon, such as specialty seed, wheat and alfalfa, […]
In a move to undo the damage done to farmer’s rights by the 2013 “grand bargain” Senate Bill 863, Rep Paul Holvey of Eugene, and Rep Pam Marsh of Ashland have introduced HB 2469, an act that would allow farmers who grow vegetable seeds to establish GE-free zones around their […]
It says “This product contains GMOs.” Intense lobbying by food manufacturers, grocery stores, and large agribusiness interests resulted in the passage of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard Act in July of 2016. Opponents renamed it the DARK Act, for Deny-Americans-the-Right-to-Know because, though it technically mandates some sort of labelling […]
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