Back in the late 1990s, I was a GMO virgin. I had never heard of GMOs — genetically modified organisms —  nor had I ever had any contact with them, much less allowed any of them into my body. frankenfood-banana-GMOBut that was soon to change. I attended a workshop about a new advance in agriculture…

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…