TAKE ACTION: One week to left to pass HB 2739
We have ONE WEEK to get this bill passed (HB 2739). Don't let it die before the legislative session is over on July 10th. Our representatives need to hear from us about why it's important to take action on this bill TODAY. We need you to take 5 minutes to send a few emails, make a few phone calls, and ask your friends to do the same. It's an easy task with a huge impact. Can you take 5 minutes to contact your reps RIGHT NOW? Instructions here: www.cultivateoregon.org/take_action
About HB 2739 - Over the past decade, repeated episodes of contamination by genetically engineered (GE) plants have cost U.S. farmers billions of dollars. The Legislature needs to act to:
- Hold patent holders responsible for contamination events — not pit farmer against farmer. HB 2739 will do so.
- Protect high-value crops in Oregon, such as specialty seed, wheat and alfalfa, which have been put at significant risk by GE contamination.
- Protect communities from the unwanted presence of invasive GE weeds, such as Creeping Bentgrass, now de-regulated and spreading in Malheur and Jefferson counties.
The text of HB 2739 can be found here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HB2739