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, which have been put at significant risk by GE contamination.
- Protect communities from the unwanted presence of invasive GE weeds, such as Creeping Bentgrass, now de-regulated and spreading in Malheur and Jefferson counties.
The text of HB 2739 is here.
The hearing is at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 23rd in the Capitol in Salem – HR 50.
Please, take a minute now and send an email in support of HB 2739 to the individual committee members.
Include “HB 2739” and “Support” in the subject line and email the members of the House Committee On Rules listed below.
If you prefer to make phone calls, that’s ok too.
If you are a constituent of any of the House Rules members, mention that when you contact them. To determine your district, go here.