"New laws in fourteen states take away local rights to control the
production, regulation, and storage of agricultural seed and crops, making
it difficult, if not impossible, for communities to ban planting of
genetically engineered (GE) crops.
The bills are part of a nation-wide
campaign backed by biotechnology interests. A serious blow to the local
control of food production, they pre-empt existing local bans and thwart the
ability of communities to enjoy the economic advantages of "GE-free"
The bills have been signed into law in Arizona, Georgia, Idaho,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota,
and West Virginia and are in process in Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio.
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