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Genetically-engineered crop debate not over...yet

HB2739 needs to be scheduled for a work session tomorrow, Friday April 7th, or it will die. (KTVL/Aaron Nilsson)

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The discussion over G.M.O.'s isn't over yet.

Senate Bill 1037 and House Bill 2739 deal with making all of Oregon a "seed sanctuary" and protecting farmers from cross-contamination.

If approved, 1037 would create around 4,000 square miles of G.M.O.-free land combined between Josephine and Jackson counties.

House bill 2739 needs more support by tomorrow to keep it alive.

"I hear farmers say 'you know, you're so fortunate you get to grow in an area where you feel safe from GMO crops and the threats of them,' then you think every farmer should have that right. To stop is really hard and especially when you have a neighboring county like Josephine," Elise Higley, with Our Family Farms, said.

You can help support Our Family Farms tonight(April 6th) by eating at Chipotle in Medford.

Just say you're with Our Family Farms and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to them until 10 p.m.

Here's a link to one of the bills: http://gov.oregonlive.com/bill/2017/HB2469/

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