When voters in Jackson county Oregon recently approved a ban on GMO seeds, it was a major victory of citizen power over the big-money of GMO producing agri-business.
Aided by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Monsanto, Syngenta and other companies are pushing “preemptive legislation” , to prevent what happened in Jackson county from taking place anywhere else again.
In this extended, 11 minute interview Journalist Rebekah Wilce—who wrote an article for The Progressive Magazine about how these statewide policies are curtailing local democracy.
Andrew Stelzer is a radio producer for Making Contact. His radio work has appeared on programs including Marketplace, NPR News, BBC’s The World, Latino USA, Radio France International’s Crossroads, Free Speech Radio News, and on Making Contact since 2008. His print work has appeared in The St Petersburg Times, In These Times, E! Magazine, and elsewhere. Andrew was previously the senior reporter and anchor at WMNF radio in Tampa, FL.
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