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GMO Free Oregon is a group of volunteers across the state working to pass legislation that addresses the growing concerns related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  At the consumer level, requiring foods that contain genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such is paramount to keeping the consumer informed about what they eat and affording them the opportunity to make decisions on their own if they want to avoid GMOs in their food.  At the agriculture and environment levels, passing local ordinances in areas where the farming community is concerned about the impact GMO crops have on their livelihood and health is a crucial step to preserving sustainable agriculture, organic farming, and reducing the negative impacts to the health and well being of the residents, natural communities, and ecosystems that stem from GMO farming.  


 

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Oregon Right to Know

Oregon Right to Know's GMO Labeling Campaign is in full swing! Sign up to volunteer! Please visit their website www.oregonrighttoknow.org, or email them at: info@oregonrighttoknow.org.

 

Benton County Community Rights Coalition

Local Food System Ordinance of Benton County, Oregon [read full text]
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Congratulations Jackson and Josephine Counties!!!

Jackson County - Our Family Farms Coalition | 65.9% YES to 34.1% NO
15-119  Ordinance to Ban Growing of Some “Genetically-Engineered” (defined) Plants [read full text]
Josephine County - GMO Free Josephine County | 58% YES to 41% NO
17-58 Josephine County Genetically Engineered Plant Ordinance [read full text]

 

In the News:

"Measures to ban most GMO crops passing in Jackson, Josephine counties"

By Yuxing Zheng | May 20, 2014 | The Oregonian


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Upcoming Events

It's In Your Food - Eugene

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First Christian Church in Eugene, OR

GMO Free Oregon & Institute for Responsible Technology present It's In Your Food: Genetic Engineering & Food Labeling ~ an educational benefit for Oregon Right to Know / Yes on 92.

International best-selling author and filmmaker Jeffrey...


Health Risks of GMOs - GMO Expert Jeffrey Smith to Speak in Bend, Oregon

First Presbyterian Church
World-renowned GMO expert and best-selling author Jeffrey Smith will discuss health risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the food we are eating and what people can do to avoid them. 

Mr Smith is the director and producer of the award-winning documentary film, "Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of...

Recent News

In The News

 

"Oregon GMO labeling law headed for the ballot"

July 1, 2014 | by Tracy Loew, Statesman Journal

 

"Oregon hopes to be first state to map GMO fields"

June 14, 2014 | by Associated Press

 

"Oregon now epicenter of national GMO debate"

 

 

 

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Support Oregon Right to Know's GMO Labeling Initiative in November!

Sign up to volunteer for Oregon Right to Know. We need your help to gather signatures, spread the word, educate and vote!

 

The website will be up soon. Please stay tuned: www.oregonrighttoknow.org

In the mean time, please like the campaign on Facebook!

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SB633 is Back!

Although SB 633 was defeated in July thanks to the efforts of many activists and environmentalists, it is now back on the table, making it imperative that we take action against it now more than ever. SB 633 is hidden inside the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) package, and would take away Oregon county's rights to control their local agriculture. The special session will be taking place on September 30th, which means we need to take action now! We ask that you call your local legislators today and express your concerns over SB 633.

Find your legislator here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/findlegsltr/

Sign the Petition from Center for Food Safety.

 

Read more about it here:

"Inclusion of GMO crop policy in PERS, tax negotiations riles some Democrats"

-By Christian Gaston, Oregon Live. | September 18.

 

"Legislature/Governor Sneak Pro-GE Bill into pension/tax package"

-Friends of Family Farmers

 

"GMO's To Be Discussed At Oregon Special Session" -Video

-NBC, Medford. | September 19.

 

"GM regulation bill part of special session deal"

- By Mateusz Perkowski, Capital Press | September 19.

 

"In Oregon, local government powers could go on trial this Monday"

By Niraj Chokshi, The Washington Post | September 25

 

GM regulation bill part of special session deal
GM regulation bill part of special session deal

"Local Food Rights Under Threat"

-By Shannon Finnell, Eugene Weekly | September 26.

 

"Oregon Seed Policy Dispute Sprouts Up on Special Session Agenda"

-By Dan Flynn, Food Safty News | September 26.

 

"Live blog: Oregonians testify about proposed PERS cuts, taxes, GMO bill (2013 special session)"

-By Yuxing Zheng, Oregon Live | September 26.

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GMO Free Oregon
GMO Free Oregon is a group of volunteers across the state working to pass legislation that addresses the growing concerns related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Effort is underway right now on a statewide Right to Know GMO labeling initiative.