This comes after a 4 year effort by local residents, including me, concerned with health issues and farmers wanting to grow food and seed uncontaminated by GMOs. The GMO behemoths came at us with millions of dollars, pressuring the state of Oregon to make our county ban illegal and then going to the courts with their lies. Let this be an example of what the power of the people can do when they join forces and refuse to give up!
Huge props to everyone in Oregon and at CFS who stood up at the grassroots for farmers’ rights and community rights, against the corporate behemoths!
Until we comprehensively roll back corporate rule, we will continue to be faced with endless battles against these privileged rampant behemoths.
small triumphs. may they lead to a tipping point.
So tell us how we get those bipartisan GMO slugs in the OR legislature to reverse their monstrously Monsanto-friendly block on other OR counties going GMO free?
Make this election demand an answer from OR Governor Brown in her bid for election to her own term as governor. Then maybe Monsanto’s D party hacks in Salem will see some wisdom as opposed to their criminally inflated campaign chests.
Yes, unless Obama’s TPP, TTIP and TISA are stopped the corporate tribunals they enable will be collecting monetary damages from Jackson County taxpayers for impacting their client’s GMO investments.