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Oregon GMO Panel Holds First Meeting

April 11, 2014 12:53 a.m.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber convened a panel of regional experts Thursday on issues of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Josephine County Restaurants Offer GMO-Free Options

May 12, 2014 6:49 p.m.

In the midst of the heated genetically modified organisms debate, some restaurants in Southern Oregon have found an opportunity.

Environment | Communities

Under Pressure, General Mills Makes GMO-Free Cheerios

Jan. 3, 2014 5:46 p.m.

In response to consumer requests, General Mills is changing the source of its original Cheerios ingredients so that the cereal will be free of genetically modified organisms.

News | Agriculture | Food | local | Politics | Sustainability | Health

Oregon Senator Tries To Find GMO Labeling Compromise

March 11, 2016 8:08 p.m.

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley is trying to stop a federal ban on labeling products as containing genetically modified organisms.

News | Agriculture | Environment | Food | local | Politics

Oregon Appeals Court Keeps Blocking Josephine County's GMO Ban

Sept. 26, 2017 2:44 p.m.

The appeals court last week affirmed a lower-court decision that said a 2013 state law forbidding local action against genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, took precedence over the county's 2014 ban.

Environment | Land

Oregon GMO Panel Holds First Meeting

April 10, 2014 9:41 p.m.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber convened a panel of regional experts Thursday on issues of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. At Oregon State University's Food Innovations Center in downtown Portland, Kitzhaber spoke on the importance of debating the role of GMOs in the state.


Photos: Monsanto March PDX 2015

May 23, 2015 8:43 p.m.

Community members gathered at Shemanski Park and marched through the streets of Portland, chanting against the use of GMOs during the 2015 Monsanto March PDX on May 23, 2015.


Oregon Monsanto Protests Draw Hundreds

May 26, 2013 3:10 a.m.

Hundreds of people from around Oregon today came to protest the practices of the food production giant Monsanto and several legislative actions related to Monsanto's business.

Agriculture | Election | News | Politics | OPB News Blog

Food For Thought: The Difference Between GMO And GE Foods

Oct. 2, 2014 2 p.m.

When people talk about Oregon ballot Measure 92, are "GMO" and "genetically engineered foods" interchangeable terms? It turns out, not so much. 

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US Approves 3 Types Of Genetically Engineered Potatoes

March 1, 2017 4:03 p.m.

Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, federal officials announced.

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Special Session Wraps Up

Oct. 3, 2013 7:06 p.m.

The Oregon Legislature's three day special session came to a close Wednesday with the passage of the "grand bargain."

Politics | Think Out Loud

Oregon Legislature Convenes For Special Session

Sept. 30, 2013 7:06 p.m.

At the behest of Governor John Kitzhaber, Oregon lawmakers return for a special session on Monday, October 30th. OPB Salem correspondent Chris Lehman joins us from the capitol.

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Debate Over GMO Crops Enters Special Session Bargaining

Sept. 25, 2013 7:06 p.m.

A GMO bill that died in the House during the regular session has been resurrected in the horse trading regarding the special session.


'Jeremiah Tower': A Reclusive Celebrity Chef, Under Glass

April 20, 2017 9 p.m.

This unexceptional documentary about an exceptional chef — the chief innovator of California cuisine — dutifully traces his rise and self-imposed exile, but leaves the viewer hungry.

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