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Articles tagged genetically modified organisms

April 2, 2014, 12:07 p.m.

Ag Industry Rallies to Defeat Oregon Anti-GMO Measure

Jackson County voters are headed to the polls in May to vote on the future of GMO crops there. But it's a measure that's attracting national attention — and money.

Feb. 10, 2014, 11:28 a.m.

WSU Scientists Making Poplars Smell Like Roses

Scientists from Washington State University are genetically modifying poplars to see if they can produce commercial quantities of the compound that gives roses their aroma.

Nov. 15, 2013, 12:43 p.m.

For Those Who Want To Avoid GMO Foods, There's An App For That

These Beanfields chips sure are tasty. They're also made by a company that hasn't fueled opposition to labeling genetically modified foods –- according to the app I tried out today.

Oct. 18, 2013, 1 a.m.

GMO Labeling Initiative Raises Environmental Concerns

Initiative 522 proposes to label genetically modified foods sold in Washington. But behind all the campaign rhetoric, researchers have raised environmental questions about genetically modified crops.

Oct. 3, 2013, 3:07 p.m.

Activists Regroup After Ore. Lawmakers' Trump Local Push To Restrict GM Crops

Until this week, activists in some Oregon counties were pushing to ban genetically modified crops, sometimes referred to as GMOs. Now they are now looking at a statewide initiative.

Sept. 19, 2013, 5:27 p.m.

OR Lawmakers May Stop Locals From Regulating GM Crops

Oregon. Gov. John Kitzhaber and legislators spent months trying to agree on a grand bargain in which Republicans would agree to higher taxes and Democrats would OK cuts in retirement benefits for government employees.

June 6, 2013, 8:32 a.m.

Purveyors Of GM Seed Say Mistakes Still Happen

Northwest farmers and seed purveyors say they go to great lengths to keep each variety of grain distinct, tracked and pure. But following the discovery of genetically modified wheat in an Oregon field, they concede that mistakes can still happen.

May 31, 2013, 6 p.m.

How Scientists Test for Genetically Modified Wheat

The European Union and Korea have said they will test U.S. shipments of wheat for genetic modification after a report that an unapproved strain of genetically modified wheat was found on an Oregon farm.

May 31, 2013, 7:39 a.m.

GM Wheat in Oregon Prompts EU Testing Recommendation

The European Union is urging its 27 member states to test certain wheat shipments from the United States after unauthorized genetically modified grains were found on a U.S. farm, officials said Friday.

May 30, 2013, 1:59 p.m.

Japan Halts Some Wheat Imports After Oregon GMO Discovery

Japan has suspended some imports of wheat after the discovery of a gene-altered plant in Oregon.

May 29, 2013, 3:40 p.m.

Genetically Modified Wheat Found In Oregon Could Hurt Exports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed Wednesday that an Oregon field is contaminated with a genetically modified strain of wheat. The discovery could hurt demand for Northwest wheat in Asia and Europe, where consumers are wary of genetically modified foods.

Jan. 10, 2013, 6 p.m.

Southern Oregon County Will Consider GM Crop Ban In 2014

In November, voters in Washington's San Juan County banned genetically modified crops. Now Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley could follow suit: a proposed ban has qualified for the 2014 Jackson County ballot.

Jan. 2, 2013, 4:49 p.m.

Organic Farmers in Southern Ore. Seek Ban on GMOs

A group of organic farmers in Jackson County, Ore. filed 6,700 signatures in the hopes of placing a ballot measure that would ban genetically modified crops on the May 2014 primary ballot.

March 1, 2012, 11:33 a.m.

Organics Under Threat?

Sugar beets containing genetically modified organisms are being grown in the Rogue Valley, much to the alarm of local organic farmers and food activists who on Monday formed "GMO-Free Jackson County" and vowed to press for a county ordinance prohibiting such crops.