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.

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.