Thursday, May 22, 2014

Did Two Oregon Counties Just Ban GMO Crops?

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Six giant agribusinesses sought to stomp out similar measures in two neighboring Oregon counties that would effectively ban genetically modified crop cultivation.

Despite Big Biotech shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars to influence the two small counties, residents voted for an all out GMO crop ban in Tuesday's election.

Monsanto, Bayer CropScience, BASF Plant Science, Dow Agro Sciences, DuPont Pioneer and Syngenta Crop Protection contributed at least $455,000 towards a campaign to try to sway county residents to abandon the ban.