Oregon farmers file suit against allowing GE canola in Willamette Valley
Thursday August 16 2012
Organic farmers and seed producers in Oregon's Willamette Valley are up in arms about the state agriculture department's decision to allow genetically engineered canola to be grown in proximity to crops vulnerable to cross-pollination.
The Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF), the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Food Safety (CFS) and three Willamette Valley specialty seed producers yesterday jointly filed suit in the Oregon Court of Appeals, in Salem, seeking a stay of the state's temporary rule on canola, which they say would irreparably harm the state's organic agriculture production and specialty and clover seed industries.
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