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OREGON GOVERNOR STANDS BY PLAN TO REGULATE GM CROPS

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SUMMARY: "Environmental groups say they’ll hold Gov. John Kitzhaber to promises he made during last week’s debate about who should regulate genetically modified crops."

Environmental groups say they’ll hold Gov. John Kitzhaber to promises he made during last week’s debate about who should regulate genetically modified crops.

Senate Bill 863 prohibits local governments from regulating seeds or crops, with the intent of preventing local rules on genetically modified crops.

US: WASH. STATE FILES SUIT AGAINST GROCERS GROUP OVER ‘NO ON I-522; FUNDS

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SUMMARY: "Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Wednesday that his office is filing a suit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) for violation of the state’s campaign disclosure law."

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Wednesday that his office is filing a suit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) for violation of the state’s campaign disclosure law.

Taking aim at GMOs

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http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080226/LIFE/8022...

By JOHN DARLING
for the Mail Tribune
February 26, 2008

Urged by customers who feel that genetically modified organisms have negative effects on food, some local grocers are taking items containing them off their shelves

Modified sweet beet seeds leave many sour

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SOURCE: The Oregon City News, USA
AUTHOR: Toby van Fleet
URL: http://www.oregoncitynewsonline.com/sustainable/story.php?story_id=12024...
DATE: 02. 12.2008

Groups sue USDA over environmental impact of variey that is resistant to herbicide

Even sugar starts with a seed.

And like most agricultural activities, the long process that turns a seed into sugar goes on quietly, without most of us taking much notice until we taste something sweet.

Half of the sugar consumed in the United States comes from sugar beets.

Tilth celebrates 30 years with a look to the future

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The following story originally appeared in the December 2004 issue of The Portland Alliance:


Tilth \\ tilth\\ n [fr. OE tillian to til] 1: the structure and quality of cultivated soil; 2: the cultivation of wisdom and the spirit.


Tilth celebrates 30 years with a look to the future
By Jennifer Polis

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