GMO Issue on Benton County Ballot

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A measure to ban GMOs out in the open will be on Benton County ballots in May. Last month, Benton Food Freedom submitted an initiative to get the measure on the ballot. It had enough valid signatures to move ahead. Organizers say the measure is about protecting area soil, water, air, and … Continue reading »

Anti-GMO Initiative in Benton County

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Measure 92 officially failed in Oregon following a recount of votes, but one group is working to make genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and seed patents illegal in Benton County. The group, Benton Food Freedom, is now trying to get the issue on the May ballot. On Tuesday, group leaders submitted more than … Continue reading »

Measure 92 Hand Recount Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — A recount is under way in Lane County for Measure 92, the mandatory labeling of GMOs. Workers throughout the state are tallying up more than 1.5 million ballots. The Lane County Elections Office says 11 teams of four, comprised of staff with different party affiliations, will take five days to hand count … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Measure Recount Begins

SALEM, Ore. — The hand recount of Measure 92 begins Tuesday. All 36 of Oregon’s counties will participate in the recount pertaining to the GMO labeling measure. The most recent tally shows those against the measure are ahead by 812 votes. Last week, the secretary of state issued the directive to county clerks to conduct … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Measure Recount to Begin

SALEM, Ore. — It’s official–there will be a recount for Measure 92, the labeling of genetically engineered foods. According to the latest numbers, it failed by 809 votes. That’s within the threshold of an automatic recount. A hand tally of ballots is likely to start next week. Recounts rarely create a significant change in the … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Debate Hits Close to Home

EUGENE, Ore. — The national debate over labeling genetically engineered foods is hitting close to home. One of the nation’s top safety food experts made a stop in Eugene Wednesday. Consumer Reports Senior Scientist Michael Hansen spent time at Johnson Vegetable Farms to advocate for Measure 92. If passed, it would require the labeling of all … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Qualifies for Election

MEDFORD, Ore. – The measure to require Oregon to label genetically modified products was approved for the November ballot on Wednesday. The Secretary of State’s Office said the near 119,000 signatures turned in for the initiative were validated. They said just over 87,000 were needed to qualify, and it only took campaigners six weeks to … Continue reading »

Hundreds Protest Against GMOs

EUGENE, Ore. — People all around the country are protesting agriculture giant Monsanto Saturday, including hundreds of people here in Eugene.  Cheryl Levie and Charlotte Wilson traveled all the way from Jackson County to join the protest against genetically modified crops or GMOs. “I’ve been a registered nurse for over 30 years and I’ve seen a … Continue reading »

Jackson County: Measure to Ban GMOs

MEDFORD, Ore. – Chances are, you’ve seen political advertisements surrounding the growth of genetically modified organisms or GMO’s. Both sides of Measure 15-119 have been campaigning for weeks, trying to influence voters about banning the growth of GMO’s in the county. It is a measure only Jackson County voters will have the chance to decide … Continue reading »

Both Sides of GMO Issue Rally in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two rallies on both sides of the GMO debate were only separated by about an hour Tuesday morning in downtown Medford. Supporters of Measure 15-119, which would ban the growing of genetically modified crops in Jackson County, hit the streets across from Medford City Hall around 10:30 a.m. Supporters chanted and waved … Continue reading »

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