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Jackson County, OR GE-Free Zone Successfully Protected From Legal Challenge


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Jackson County, OR GE-Free Zone Successfully Protected From Legal Challenge

MEDFORD - Today a Federal Judge in Oregon approved a consent decree, or court-approved settlement, protecting Jackson County Oregon’s “GE-free” zone, created by an Ordinance that prohibits genetically engineered (GE) crop cultivation in the county. Two GE alfalfa farmers, with financial backing from the biotechnology industry, had challenged the law late last year, saying it violating existing Oregon State law. In May, Federal Judge Mark D.

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