- The governor of Oregon, John Kitzhaber, will be calling for legislation regarding genetic engineering in the state.
- Details are scarce at this time. "The anticipation is there will be more conversation among stakeholders before we finalize the bill," says the governor's Natural Resources Policy Director Richard Whitman.
- A GMO task force apparently assisted Kitzhaber's decision-making process.
The Daily Astorian reports the task force discussed the need for there to be more precision in terms of state GMO regulation versus federal precedent.
The debates over GMOs and GMO labeling are ongoing, and such issues are plaguing a multitude of states. It's unclear exactly how this particular case will go, though Oregon has seen its fair share of controversy in terms of GMOs with its labeling recount vote last month.