LANSING - The Michigan Senate signed off on legislation Thursday that aims to block local regulation of genetically modified crops.
The bill, which heads to Gov. Jennifer Granholm, would pre-empt local governments in Michigan from adopting ordinances that regulate or ban the planting of seeds, including genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
But it includes an exception allowing for local regulation if the bipartisan state Commission of Agriculture agrees the seeds will hurt the environment or public health.
If a local government tried to ban the planting of Read more