Boulder County to phase out GE crops on county land

BoulderCountyThe Board of County Commissioners for Boulder, CO, have issued a directive to phase out the use of genetically engineered (GE) corn and sugar beets on county parks and open space agricultural land within three to five years. Currently, nine farmers grow GE sugar beets or corn on 1,179 acres of county-owned cropland. Boulder County owns 25,000 acres of agricultural land, of which 16,000 acres are actively managed as cropland.

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