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Seed Industry Is Shrinking Dramatically But It Still Grows Hawaii’s No. 1 Crop Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Seed Industry Is Shrinking Dramatically But It Still Grows Hawaii’s No. 1 Crop

Despite controversy and declining production, executives say Hawaii will remain a key player in growing GMO seeds for years to come.

 

Monsanto Could Soon Be Facing Dozens Of Lawsuits  in Hawaii Over Pesticide Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Monsanto Could Soon Be Facing Dozens Of Lawsuits in Hawaii Over Pesticide

Massive damage awards in previous cases are triggering a new onslaught against the chemical company.

Monsanto: $80M Verdict In Roundup Case Won’t Affect Other Suits PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Monsanto: $80M Verdict In Roundup Case Won’t Affect Other Suits

The agribusiness giant has also been sued by Hawaii plaintiffs who allege the pesticide caused their cancer.

This Ewa Senate Race Between A Lobbyist And A Lawmaker Is Getting Hot Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

This Ewa Senate Race Between A Lobbyist And A Lawmaker Is Getting Hot

Rep. Matt LoPresti says Senate President Ron Kouchi is distorting the facts to help lobbyist Alicia Maluafiti win the election.

Kauai Groups Sue State, Syngenta To Stop GMO Farming On Public Land Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Kauai Groups Sue State, Syngenta To Stop GMO Farming On Public Land

Local organizations contend the state was wrong to give the seed company a permit to grow genetically modified crops on public land.

Hawaii GMO Seed Companies Win Big In Appeals Court Rulings Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Hawaii GMO Seed Companies Win Big In Appeals Court Rulings

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concludes that Hawaii counties don’t have the right to regulate agriculture.

Civil Rights Complaint: Pesticides Are Harming Native Hawaiians PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Rights Complaint: Pesticides Are Harming Native Hawaiians

Two local groups want the EPA to force state agriculture agencies to better regulate pesticide drift.
What The Federal GMO Food Labeling Law Means For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What The Federal GMO Food Labeling Law Means For Hawaii

National requirements take effect effect in two years, but local GMO labeling advocates don't think they go far enough.
Should A Syngenta Spokeswoman Serve On Kauai’s Water Board? Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Should A Syngenta Spokeswoman Serve On Kauai’s Water Board?

The seed company has been in the middle of debate over pesticide use on the island, an issue that has ramifications for water quality.