“The Future of Food” Screening

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregon advocates against the use of genetically modified organisms in the food supply are hoping to educate people about the crops. Wednesday night, the group GMO-Free Jackson County is showing a movie it hopes will illuminate the dangers of introducing modified food into the agriculture in Jackson County. “We want to … Continue reading »

GMO Crops Protected by Government

MEDFORD, Ore. — Despite protests and petitions, companies growing genetically modified crops will be protected under federal law. Recently, President Obama approved a bill that had a provision protecting companies that genetically modify food. The Monsanto Protection Act allows these companies to grow these types of crops, even without more research. A local researcher who … Continue reading »

Ashland Council Wants Ban On GMO

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ashland City Council is asking Jackson County Commissioners to ban genetically modified crops in the county. The council voted in its meeting Tuesday night to send a letter to the commissioners asking for the ban. Opponents of genetically modified crops say it can contaminate organic crops in Southern Oregon and members … Continue reading »

Petition To Make Jackson Co. ‘GMO-Free’

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Jackson County organization is hoping to have a ban of genetically modified organisms on the ballot in 2013. GMO-Free Jackson County initially hoped to have the necessary signatures on a petition turned in today and have measure on the ballot this November. However, a hang up in the courts caused a … Continue reading »