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GMO Ballot Initiative Rejected

August 5, 2015 --

off-family-farm-logoGMO Ballot Initiative Rejected
By Oregon Family Farm Association

A ballot initiative seeking to overturn Oregon laws pre-empting local control over GMOs and pesticides has hit a roadblock. The initiative sought to give counties and cities immunity from the State of Oregon’s pre-emption statutes and sole jurisdiction. Proponents of the “Right to Local, Community Self-Government” garnered 1,000 signatures, making it eligible to begin the ballot title drafting process for the 2016 general election.



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