Smart ALEC Oregon: Jackson County GMO Ban Initiative


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Tue, 06/24/2014 - 5:00pm to 5:15pm
Smart ALEC Oregon: Jackson County GMO Ban Initiative

Originally aired June 24, 2014.

This second piece in the series looks at the issue of genetically modified organisms and ALEC’s connection to the effort to legalize them in Oregon.  ALEC’s Energy, Environment and Agricultural Task Force was instrumental in drafting several bills that became law in Oregon that prevented opposition to farming practices and later, prevented restrictions on agribusinesses.  Specifically, this segment examines the fight in Southern Oregon between those who support the growing and labeling of GMOs and those who don’t.

The full transcript is here

Some background, from 2012, from Old Mole Variety Hour host Frann Michel.

The official project page, with audio and transcripts, a database of Oregon ALEC bills, a map of ALEC affliated districts, ALEC model bills, Oregon legislation, and useful links,  is here:

audio length 15:33


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