Shay Castle (Boulder Daily Camera)- A controversial proposal to create a research center to help Boulder County gradually remove GMO crops from county-owned farm lands may have to be scrapped for a second time amid claims that the county has mishandled the bids.
An attorney for area farmers, who has been critical of the process, on Thursday sent a letter to county commissioners requesting that they invalidate a bid from Colorado State University, on the ground that an employee helped shape the contract on which the university is now bidding.
“The situation is hard to salvage at this point,” said Luis Toro, director of Colorado Ethics Watch. “The best course would be to vacate the deadline (and) start over from scratch.”
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