GMO-Free Group Conducts Petition Training

By Yessenia Anderson

ASHLAND,Ore. — A group is moving forward with their effort to ban what they call a risk to the health of Jackson County residents.

GMO-Free Jackson County is group working towards getting an ordinance in place that would ban genetically engineered crops from being grown in Jackson County.

This weekend they spent time training on proper signature gathering. They say this is crucial since one mistake could costs a petitioner their entire stack collected.

“It seems fairly simple sign here please but you have to make sure. There are some state requirements for signature, date, and address things like that. So we are making sure our petitioners know what those are,” said GMO Director Brian Combes.

The group will need to collect just under 5,000 signatures by August 8th to make the November ballot.