Federal Magistrate Mark Clarke

There’s law and there’s reality in the first Oregon county with a voter-approved law to ban genetically engineered crops. The law took effect last Saturday, June 13, but Jackson County is not enforcing it yet. In reality, the ordinance could qualify as a “regulatory taking” under the U.S. Constitution, meaning that local taxpayers may have to pay farmers with genetically modified crops $4.2 million. Until they know their exposure on that score, Jackson County isn’t going to be hunting down crops with genetically modified organisms (GMO) and destroying them. JacksonCounty_406x250Jackson County commissioners are also worried about annual costs to enforce
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