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S. Ore. measure to ban GMO crops makes ballot

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A measure to ban genetically modified crops in Jackson County in Southern Oregon has qualified for the ballot in 2014.

County officials confirmed Wednesday that petitions seeking the vote had enough valid signatures — 4,662 were required.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/SmmoDi) that means the measure goes to a vote in the May primary election in 2014.

The measure would ban anyone from raising genetically engineered plants in Jackson County, with exemptions for scientific research.

It also calls for the county to conduct inspections and allows enforcement through citizen lawsuits.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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