local food http://klcc.org en Local Food Group Continues To Push For Anti-GMO Measure http://klcc.org/post/local-food-group-continues-push-anti-gmo-measure <p>The group "Support Local Food Rights" continues to fight to get its anti-GMO initiative on the November ballot in Lane County. Today (Tuesday) a judge heard challenges to the measure's wording.</p><p>The local food group wants to restrict genetically engineered seeds from being grown in Lane County. A Junction City farmer who plants genetically modified sugar beets claims the title of the ordinance is not legal.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:46:46 +0000 Karen Richards 8442 at http://klcc.org Local Food Group Continues To Push For Anti-GMO Measure OSU Creates New Center Aimed at Strengthening Local Food Systems http://klcc.org/post/osu-creates-new-center-aimed-strengthening-local-food-systems <p>Oregon State University has launched a new center aimed at strengthening local food systems.</p><p>OSU's Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems is under the umbrella of the <a href="http://extension.oregonstate.edu/">Extension Service</a>. It is tapping into the continuing growth in local and organic food. Director Garry Stephenson says their goal at the center is to help Oregon farmers take advantage of consumer demand.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 01:51:52 +0000 Angela Kellner 3869 at http://klcc.org OSU Creates New Center Aimed at Strengthening Local Food Systems