Judge Rules in Favor of Oregon's Jackson County's Ban on GMO Crops

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Ethically speaking, there are still some judges out there who aren't being paid off by Monsanto and one of those judges recently ruled in favor of Jackson Country Oregon's ban on genetically engineered crops.

Affirming the ban doesn't violate the state's Right to Farm Act, the new ban, which was passed in may 2014, will go into effect this month. According to Organic Consumers Association, the ordinance will allow farmers who are currently growing GMO crops to harvest them this season, but they will have to remove all GMO crops by June 2015.

This ruling comes just a couple months after Vermont was victorious in defeating Monsanto in the court battle of the state's GMO labeling maw. The judge ruled that the labeling law was constitutional, which passed the country's first statewide mandatory GMO labeling law, according to OCA, and will go into effect July 1, 2016.

Are these two hard-fought battles the key to taking down Monsanto?


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