Articles tagged with: GMO

21 May 2014

GMO ban: what's next?

Posted in Local, Politics

Jackson County, Ore. -- A historical victory passing measure 15-119 a ban on GMO Farming, according to Our Family Farms Coalition. Elise Higley of the coalition said "we are just forever grateful fo ...

20 May 2014

Decision 2014: GMO ban passes in Jackson & Josephine Counties

Posted in Local, Politics

Family farmers in Southern Oregon celebrated a major victory with voters passing measure 15 -119 in Jackson County. At last check the measure had a 66% yes vote to ban genetically modified crops. Th ...

13 May 2014

Both sides rally for measure 15-119

Posted in Local, Politics, Health

Medford, Ore. -- Supporters of a ban on genetically modified crops rallied outside the Jackson County Courthouse Tuesday. Anti-GMO activists claim a pro-GMO lobby group misled voters and that much ...

09 May 2014

Local farmers rally against proposed Jackson County GMO-ban

Posted in Local, Politics, Health

Central Point, Ore. -- Dozens of family farmers who support using genetically modified crops gathered in Central Point Friday morning to show their opposition to measure 15-119. Local farmer Jim Fr ...

04 May 2014

Food Integrity Project hits Ashland

Posted in Local

Ashland, Ore. --  Restaurants from around Ashland gathered for a food fest Sunday night to bring awareness to GMOs, also known as genetically modified organisms. It was part of the Food Integrity P ...

02 May 2014

Tractors roll in support to ban GMO's

Written by Kyle Aevermann, Posted in Local, Politics

Medford, Ore. -- 18 tractors from various Jackson County farms rolled through downtown Medford Friday afternoon, expressing their views on ballot measure 15-119.  "18 days, 18 trailers. All the fa ...

30 April 2014

Findings released from voter panel on GMO measure

Jackson County, Ore. -- They spent the last four days getting educated about what's being called the most complex measure on any ballot in the state.  Now, members of a citizen panel release their ...

13 April 2014

GMO awareness talk at Jacksonville Library

Posted in Local, Politics, Health

Jacksonville, Ore. --  Local GMO free activists hosted an informational talk regarding genetically modified crops at the Jacksonville Library Sunday afternoon. It's one of several talks coming with ...

04 April 2014

Money pouring in for local GMO ban campaign

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local, Politics

Medford, Ore. -- A highly polarized measure that would ban genetically modified organisms in Jackson County will come before voters next month. The measure has two political action committees facing ...

13 March 2014

Estimated costs of GMO ban in Jackson County

Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- The Jackson County Administrator said Wednesday that banning genetically modified crops could be costly.     Commissioners are getting educated as the May primary approaches, wh ...