Oregon Groups Sue State Over Rule Allowing GMO Canola

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 10:26 PM EDT) -- A group of farmers, food safety advocates and specialty seed producers sued the Oregon Department of Agriculture on Wednesday seeking to stop the agency from opening 1.7 million acres to genetically modified canola plants, arguing that the plants would spread and harm the state's organic agriculture industry.

Five days after the ODA announced a temporary rule that would open formerly protected zones to genetically engineered canola plants, the Friends of Family Farmers, the Center for Food Safety and three specialty seed producers launched the suit, arguing...
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