Genetically modified crops--universally called GMO--are not going away, and neither is the controversy over them.
Industry and many regulatory bodies insist they are safe, but many consumers and activists want them tightly controlled, if used at all.
Jackson County passed a ban on growing GMO crops in May of 2014, the only binding local measure in Oregon. That measure is set to take effect on June 6th, but first it has to clear a court challenge.
Our Family Farms Coalition pushed for the measure.