:) :) :) There is now a GMO-free zone in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon.

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There is now a GMO-free zone in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. (photo: Natural News)
There is now a GMO-free zone in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. (photo: Natural News)

GMO-Free Zone in Southern Oregon Upheld

By Jane Ayers, Reader Supported News
02 June 15

Federal Judge rules in favor of organic, non-GMO farmers/seed growers in lawsuit brought by Monsanto GMO alfalfa growers

edford, Oregon | On Friday, May 30, U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Clarke ruled in favor of upholding Jackson County’s Ordinance 635, essentially creating a GMO-free zone in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. The ban on GMOs was to take effect June 6, prompting a lawsuit six months ago by two GMO farms in the area. The two farms, Schulz Farms and the James and Marilyn Frink Trust, which raise Monsanto “Roundup Ready” alfalfa, sued Jackson County on grounds that the ban violated Oregon’s Right to Farm Act. In addition, the ban mandated the destruction of their crops, without compensation for…

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