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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.
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.
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.
Monsanto and Dow to Challenge Maui County GMO Farming Ban File Photo

Monsanto and Dow to Challenge Maui County GMO Farming Ban

The seed companies lost the ballot initiative election despite spending a state-record $7.9 million.
1,000 Votes: Maui GMO Farming Ban Squeaks By PF Bentley/Civil Beat

1,000 Votes: Maui GMO Farming Ban Squeaks By

Opponents of the measure, including Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences, raised a historic $7.9 million to defeat the bill, more than any campaign in Hawaii's history.
Possible Vote Buying in Campaign for Maui GMO Initiative? The SHAKA Movement

Possible Vote Buying in Campaign for Maui GMO Initiative?

The Hawaii Attorney General's Office is looking into a Facebook post that appears to offer services for a "yes" vote on the ballot question.
Nearly $8 Million Raised to Defeat Maui GMO Ballot Initiative PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Nearly $8 Million Raised to Defeat Maui GMO Ballot Initiative

Proponents of the initiative have spent under $83,000, far less than the $5 million spent by Monsanto alone.
Maui Anti-GMO Group Is Paying Petition Signature Gatherers $5 Per Name File Photo

Maui Anti-GMO Group Is Paying Petition Signature Gatherers $5 Per Name

Paying for signatures is legal, but the group ran afoul of the law when it posted voters' addresses online.