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Oregon’s Jackson County Votes Today on Whether to Ban Transgenic Crops

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on May 21, 2014 - 8:39am

Jackson county residents are voting today on whether to ban genetically modified crops, in an area peppered with GMO farms operated by the Swiss Agribusiness giant Syngenta. In contrast to much of the discussion to date in the US, the conversation in Jackson County has been less about the potential health impacts of GMO’s, and more about the right of farmers to determine the origin of the seeds they put in the ground.

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