Civil Beat Topics

Agriculture In Hawaii

GMO? Pesticides? Labeling? Hawaii Gov Candidates Have This to Say Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

GMO? Pesticides? Labeling? Hawaii Gov Candidates Have This to Say

With thousands of dollars being spent to shape voters' perceptions on genetically modified organisms, Ige, Aiona and Hannemann weigh in.
Maui Judge Rejects Effort to Keep Anti-GMO Voter Initiative Off November Ballot PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Maui Judge Rejects Effort to Keep Anti-GMO Voter Initiative Off November Ballot

Opponents of the measure claimed the ballot title is deceptive and confusing, and had sought to delay the vote.
Lawsuit Seeks to Remove GMO Voter Initiative From Maui County Ballot PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Seeks to Remove GMO Voter Initiative From Maui County Ballot

Two organizations and seven individuals are seeking a permanent injunction against the bill to temporarily ban GMO farming.
Report: GMO Labeling Opponents Triple Spending File Photo

Report: GMO Labeling Opponents Triple Spending

Monsanto, Du Pont, others devote millions of dollars toward lobbying.
Ad Watch: Pro-GMO Group Calls Maui County Measure a ‘Farming Ban’

Ad Watch: Pro-GMO Group Calls Maui County Measure a ‘Farming Ban’

Citizens Against the Maui County Farming Ban spent more than $80,000 in the past week on TV ads against the initiative to ban genetically modified crops.
Hoopili Decisions Loom: ‘Prime Farmland’ May Give Way in West Oahu PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hoopili Decisions Loom: ‘Prime Farmland’ May Give Way in West Oahu

While tractors roll along in the shadows of rail pillars, a huge housing development awaits Supreme Court and City Council action.
Food Industry Leverages Hawaii Court Ruling in Vermont GMO Labeling Fight Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Food Industry Leverages Hawaii Court Ruling in Vermont GMO Labeling Fight

The Grocery Manufacturers Association cited an Aug. 22 decision by Judge Kurren blocking the Center for Food Safety from defending Hawaii County's GMO farming ban.
Pro-GMO Hawaii Farm Group Aims to Spend $400,000 PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Pro-GMO Hawaii Farm Group Aims to Spend $400,000

The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation is launching a comprehensive public relations campaign complete with TV, radio, print and Internet ads to counteract Hawaii's anti-GMO movement.