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This week’s Earth Minute revolves around a ban in Jackson County, Oregon that prohibited the planting of genetically engineered (GE) crops in the county. Soon after, opponents backed by Monsanto and their allies went to work trying to overrule voters in court.

 In a precedent setting ruling last week, a federal judge upheld the ban; marking the first time a federal court has recognized farmers’ right to protect their crops from GE contamination. Find out more here.

The weekly Earth Minute segment can be heard on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles.