03-07-2014 08:49 AM | USA

GMO crops can't be monitored or regulated in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has no authority to deal with conflicts between growers of genetically modified and non-GMO crops, director Katy Coba said in a letter to Gov. John Kitzhaber this week.

Nor does the department have authority to develop a mapping system to coordinate what is grown where and when, the letter said.

Kitzhaber directed ODA to do both as part of a deal he brokered with legislative leaders last fall to pass a statewide ban on local regulation of GMO crops as part of his "grand bargain" tax package.
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