Voters Will See GMO Measure In 2014

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Thu, January 10 2013 at 6:30 PM, Updated: Fri, January 11 2013 at 1:50 PM

A petition filed along with 6700 signatures cleared the elections clerks office Monday. That means voters will have their say on whether or not genetically modified crops should be banned in Jackson County.

Ballot Measure 15-119 asks voters if they would approve a ban on "some" genetically engineered plants and allow for a person to enforce the ordinance.

the measure would allow GE crops to be grown indoors under a secure environment that wouldn't contaminate organic farmers.

It's unclear how the change would affect organic food prices.

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