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The Fate Of Josephine County's GMO Ban


Officially, Jackson County is the only county in all of Oregon allowed to pass an ordinance banning GMO crops, which it did. 

But the same election featured a very similar vote in Josephine County, and that also passed. 

Supporters of the ordinance are not giving up on implementing it, and they've taken the issue to court.

We check in on the progress of the suit with reps from Oregonians for Safe Farms and Families and the Siskiyou Seeds.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.