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Two Groups Seek To Defend Maui County’s GMO Farming Ban PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Two Groups Seek To Defend Maui County’s GMO Farming Ban

The SHAKA Movement and a coalition represented by the Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice separately filed motions to intervene in federal court.
Maui County Agrees Not to Enforce GMO Moratorium Until March PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Maui County Agrees Not to Enforce GMO Moratorium Until March

The stipulation gives the court time to decide whether or not the recently passed ordinance is legal.
Lack of Money Leads to Lax Oversight of Pesticide Use in Hawaii Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Lack of Money Leads to Lax Oversight of Pesticide Use in Hawaii

Frustrated counties are trying to pick up the slack left by state agencies that say they need more resources to adequately monitor and regulate pesticide use.
Judge Puts Brakes on Maui GMO Law PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Judge Puts Brakes on Maui GMO Law

Temporary injunction granted in case brought by seed companies.
Monsanto, Agrigenetics Sue to Invalidate Maui County GMO Farming Ban PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Monsanto, Agrigenetics Sue to Invalidate Maui County GMO Farming Ban

The lawsuit comes a day after the SHAKA Movement filed a lawsuit to ensure that the moratorium is enforced.
GMO Debate to Be Shaped by New Senate, House Ag Chairs Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

GMO Debate to Be Shaped by New Senate, House Ag Chairs

UPDATED. Sen. Russell Ruderman and Rep. Clift Tsuji are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to regulating the seed industry.
Monsanto, Maui County Sued Over GMO Farming Moratorium PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Monsanto, Maui County Sued Over GMO Farming Moratorium

UPDATED: The lawsuit by five Maui County residents seeks to give them more influence on how the law will be enforced.
If All of Molokai Had Voted, the Maui County GMO Ban Could Have Failed PF Bentley/Civil Beat

If All of Molokai Had Voted, the Maui County GMO Ban Could Have Failed

Residents of the tiny island may be feeling disenfranchised, but every vote counted.
Majority of Voters on Molokai, Lanai Opposed Maui County GMO Ban PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Majority of Voters on Molokai, Lanai Opposed Maui County GMO Ban

County officials on Maui are preparing to enforce the law and bracing for a potentially costly legal challenge.