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County Commissioners postpone transition to non-GMO crops


Courtesy photo Niwot’s Tom Theobald speaks at the June 3 Boulder County Commissioners meeting regarding the dangers genetically engineered crops and neonicotinoid pesticides on Boulder County Parks and Open Space properties.

Conversion of Boulder County leased farmland to genetically modified-free zones has been extended by county commissioners for another two years for corn crops and four additional years for sugar beet crops. The highly-charged issue brought out concerned citizens and farmers, making for standing room only during the June 3 hearing.

Fiddling with the genetics of the seeds isn’t the biggest issu...

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