• San Juan County, Washington Passes GMO Ban

    Posted on November 10, 2012 by in National News, News

    By Alexis Baden-Mayer, Esq., Political Director

    Organic Consumers Fund, November 8, 2012

    What do France and San Juan County have in common?

    A ban on genetically modified organisms, that’s what.

    Local voters embraced Proposition 2012-4 by a wide margin in the Nov. 6 election, as the citizen-led initiative banning the production of GMOs captured 61 percent of votes tallied in Tuesday’s initial election results.

    With 8,877 votes counted, “Yes” votes outnumbered “No” votes by 5,183 to 3,329.

    “I’m proud to live in a county that could see the immense benefit of passing this forward-thinking initiative,” said GMO-ban supporter Marta Nielsen of Orcas Island, an organic farmer who raises chickens.

    Proposed by organic farmers and others, the GMO ban makes it unlawful to propagate or grow plants or animals in San Juan County that have been genetically modified and provides for penalties and destruction of such organisms.

    Source: http://www.sanjuanjournal.com/news/177740361.html

    Send GMO-Free San Juan your congratulations:

    Read the Initiative: http://gmofreesjc.org/local-campaign/initiative/

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