Protect Organic Intergrity! Tell Oregon Officials Not to Let GE Canola in the Willamette Valley
Until last Friday, Willamette Valley’s organic farmers and seed producers were protected from the cross-pollination of their crops by Genetically Engineered (GE) canola. However, new rules fast-tracked by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) now allow for the planting of GE canola in areas previously deemed off-limits. Oregon officals failed to bring in stakeholders and public on this issue, announcing their 'temporary' rules August 3rd and making them effective only a week later.