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Science professors offer different views on GMO crops

 Posted: 3:20 PM April 24, 2014

Two scientists and educators will offer differing viewpoints on Jackson County's proposed ban on genetically modified plants in a program at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the county parks auditorium, 7520 Table Rock Road, White City.

Ray Seidler, a former Oregon State University professor and senior research scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is a supporter of the county measure, 15-119, which would ban GMO plants in the county. It will appear on the May 20 ballot.

Steven H. Strauss, an OSU professor of forest biotechnology with a joint appointment in the molecular and cellular biology program, will address some of the advancements of GMO technology in a talk tiled "GMO Crops: Taking the Long View."

The program is sponsored by the Jackson County Americans for Prosperity Foundation.

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