A law passed in 2014 prohibits transgenic products, so these crops must be destroyed.
The judge agreed with farmers of organic products, that is, they do not produce transgenic products. They called for protection against the threat of GM pollen contamination.
The letter states that in the case of genetically modified crops, the transgenic pollen is "impossible to contain", since it spreads through the wind, thus contaminating the remaining farms.
The judge's order indicates that the motion filed by the Plaintiffs led by the Schultz Family Farm is denied. They were trying to overturn the order issued in 2014, which bans the use of transgenic products on farms, reported the Alternet organization.
The judge cited US legislation that protects other farmers and all commercial companies from being affected by companies with genetically modified alfalfa, whose pollen is carried by the wind without possible arrest.
The court document reads that the Schultz Farm and farmers James and Marilyn Frink alleged that their right to continue growing Rundup Ready Alfalfa (RRA) was violated, and they now had to destroy their crops without receiving government compensation.
The advocate who intervened, Christofer Hardy and Oshala Farms, all of them growers of non-genetically modified products, in turn issued a request to protect their crops from contamination by GMO products.
The judge highlighted the fact indicated by non-transgenic farms: "when contamination with transgenic occurs, it is difficult or impossible to contain it, causing irreparable damage to their grains."
To argue his decision to protect farmers from pollution, Mark D. Clarke cited the Farm Rights Act and Oregon Senate Order 863, recently passed into law, which regulates the use of seeds in agriculture. .
The Epoch Times