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Preparing for GMO Lawsuit

5-24 gmoMEDFORD, Ore. — Less than a week into the Jackson County GMO ban, supporters are already preparing for a legal fight.

Campaigners with Our Family Farms Coalition say statements from an opposition group in Salem lead them to believe a lawsuit may be on the way.

Our Family Farms sent out a message to supporters on Friday mentioning, among other things, that they’re creating a legal defense fund. That fund is to counteract what they say is a potential lawsuit from Salem-based Oregonians for Food and Shelter – a contingency plan they say they hope never to have to use.

“We’re really hoping that because the vote was so overwhelmingly in support of the measure, that the opposing side will really listen and respect the voice of the people,” said Elise Higley, with Our Family Farms Coalition.

County commissioners say they’re also preparing for a lawsuit, although no attempts or threats of legal action have been made at this point.

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  1. Janet Newcombe says:

    What does Salem or Portland have to do with Jackson County? This was NOT A STATEWIDE VOTE! Since when does the peoples VOTE NOT COUNT? I am SO SICK OF BIG MONEY AND POLITICIANS taking away what the people have said. THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN! Get out of Jackson County and take the losing vote like CIVILIZED PEOPLE! This country made this thing called “voting”, a way for the people to be heard.
    I USED TO love this country and was proud to be an American! But, now if the BIG CORPS, BIG PHARMA AND BIG AG don’t like the way things go, they just make sure they have Washington in their wallet AND CHANGE WHAT THE PEOPLE HAVE SAID.
    All I can say is, THERE IS GOING TO BE ALOT OF CROP BURNING IF THIS VOTE SOMEHOW GETS TWISTED.
    Why have people become so laxed and submissive when it comes to their government? Everybody knows (at least the people I know) that PAYING TAXES IS OPTIONAL! And if you don ‘t believe me'; then look at the return envelope and payment stub on your IRS BILL! YOU ARE CALLED A “DONOR”

  2. Rocky says:

    Well stated, Janet. I totally agree with you that we all need to wake up and take back our power and our country. The dark CANNOT win.

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