The members of San Juan Island Grange No. 966 voted at their membership meeting Oct. 3rd to endorse the “No GMO” Initiative 2012-4, on the San Juan County ballot this November.
If passed, the initiative would ban the cultivation of genetically modified plants and animals throughout San Juan County.
Members heard a presentation by Elaine Kendall, Grange No. 966 member and proponent of Initiative 2012-4.
Ms. Kendall’s presentation focused primarily on rebutting the issues outlined in the opposing viewpoint statement found in the Voter’s Guide. Viewpoints on both sides of the issue were aired prior to the vote.
For the wording of the Initiative, Grange No. 966 encourages voters to go to: https://wei.sos.wa.gov/county/sanjuan/en/Documents/SOS-%20San%20Juan.pdf.
Submitted by 966 Grange Master Roger Ellison, San Juan Island