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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:07 PM

Washington County Bans GMO Cultivation

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Mat McDermott
Business / Environmental Policy
November 9, 2012



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One very interesting ballot initiative we missed: Examiner reports San Juan County, Washington passed Initiative Measure No. 2012-4, making it illegal to "propagate, cultivate, raise or grow plants, animals and other organisms which have been genetically modified."

Exceptions are allowed for GMO cultivation for research and health care use. The initiative does not prohibit the sale of products containing GMO ingredients, nor require labeling of those products made with them.

Violating the order results in a fine for first offense, increasing to a gross misdemeanor charge on the third offense.

For those not up on their Washington State geography, San Juan County consists of several islands in the Salish Sea, roughly equidistant between the city of Bellingham to the northeast and the Canadian city of Victoria to the southwest.

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DeSwiss Nov 2012 OP
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #1
roody Nov 2012 #2
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #3
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #4
DeSwiss Nov 2012 #5
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #6

Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:21 PM

1. Wow! I assume this is a first.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:24 PM

2. Mendocino County, CA

passed a similar measure some years ago,

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:24 PM

3. this gmo stuff is really starting to pick up!

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:25 PM

4. how did you do your links in the op?

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:56 PM

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:45 AM

6. thanks!!!

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