GMO Ban Enforcement on Hold

MEDFORD, Ore. — Enforcement for the measure banning GMO crops in Jackson County is on hold until the current lawsuit against it is over. The lawsuit was filed by two local farms in November and claims it causes an economic burden on farmers who grow genetically engineered crops. The Jackson County City Council confirmed the announcement … Continue reading »

Local Group Preparing for GMO Lawsuit

MEDFORD, Ore. – A local advocacy group is hoping to put pressure on Jackson County Commissioners to vigorously defend the county’s voter approved ban on genetically modified crops, or GMOs. Voters approved the ban on GMOs in the county in the May Primary Election, 66 to 34 percent. Since then, a lawsuit has been filed … Continue reading »

Local Reaction to GMO Ban Lawsuit

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Jackson County Farmers who are suing over the voter-approved GMO ban are not commenting on the $4.2 million lawsuit. The county is not yet willing to speculate what the litigation will mean for the future of the ban. Two farms filed the suit against the county on Monday, and said the GMO ban … Continue reading »

GMO Opponents Launch Labeling Effort

MEDFORD, Ore. — After winning the battle over growing genetically modified food in Jackson County, opponents of GMOs are now turning their sights on making sure all food sold in Oregon is labeled about its GMO content. Supporters are out gathering signatures hoping to get a statewide initiative on the ballot in November. The plan … Continue reading »

Citizens Group Reviews GMO Ban

MEDFORD, Ore. — A group of citizens is reviewing the Jackson County Ballot Measure regarding a possible GMO ban. The “Citizens Initiative Review” has been helping Oregonians decide statewide ballot measures for the last four years, but this is the first time the group is being applied to a local measure. The group, which contains … Continue reading »