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Anti-GMO initiative passes in Jackson County and Grants Pass

Jackson County voters say yes to GMO ban in their communities.  Supporters of GMOs threaten lawsuit.

Jackson County voters say yes to GMO ban in their communities. Supporters of GMOs threaten lawsuit.
Liam Moriarty photo/JPR News

This week’s primary ballot gave anti-GMO’ers a big win in Southern Oregon – both in Jackson and Josephine Counties, containing the towns of Medford and Grants pass. The anti-GMO proposition won by solid margins in the final tally. But those pushing GMOs are well financed by big agriculture businesses like Monsanto and others. And they’re threatening a lawsuit.

Here are the stories from Oregon Public Broadcasting. Click here.

Lawsuit threatened over voter ban on GMOs.  Tam Moore/Capitol Press photo and OPB

Lawsuit threatened over voter ban on GMOs. Tam Moore/Capitol Press photo and OPB

But soonafter 99% of the vote was tabulated in Jackson County, GMO supporters threatened a lawsuit to overturn the vote on grounds that the ban violates the state’s “right to farm” statutes. That part of the story is also with OPB. Click here.

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