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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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Recent News

Labeling campaign officially launched

 Our event this week on May 3rd served as our official launch of the labeling campaign.   Press release went out on Wednesday... 

Grassroots group GMO Free Oregon has launched its campaign to put an initiative on the ballot this November that would require food containing genetically engineered ingredients to be clearly labeled as such. The group will need to collect the signatures of 100,000 registered Oregon voters to get the initiative placed on the ballot this November. 

Read the full press release

We are now working hard on planning the signature gathering efforts that will take place this June.   We need your help!  If you'd be willing to gather signatures at your local farmers market, or gather at your church, volunteer and let us know so we can make sure you get the petitions and info.   

 

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Labeling Campaign Launch Event - May 3rd

Thursday May 3rd will mark the official launch of our statewide labeling initiative campaign.  Come out for an important fundraising and knowledge-building event!  We will be screening the groundbreaking film "the Future of Food" and will have a special international guest!  It's a great opportunity to learn about the intiative and why it's important.

Look here for more info on the event.

You can find out more about the labeling initiative here.

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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.