Does it seem like you just can't get anything done at the federal or state level as far as GMO's? Well here is a group in Jackson County (Ashland/Medford Oregon area) that is attempting to get a county ordinance on the ballot for November that would ban the growing/cultivation of all GMO crops in Jackson County. Syngenta, a big-ag friend of Monsanto, has been planting GMO sugar beets all over Jackson County for the past several years and not obeying the USDA regulated 4 mile distance from other beet/chard fields (it's now deregulated, so they can plant anywhere currently). The sugar beet cross-pollinates with many other beta variety plants like Swiss Chard and this has caused quite a stir down there. For more information, check out GMO-Free Jackson County - and if any of you are interested in possibly putting forth a similar county measure in your area, please contact GMO Free Oregon.