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Maui County Isn’t Sticking Up For Its GMO Farming Moratorium PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Maui County Isn’t Sticking Up For Its GMO Farming Moratorium

A Maui County spokesman said that it's up to the SHAKA Movement to defend the bill now that the group has intervened in a lawsuit.
Should Maui County Relax Its Affordable Housing Requirements? Flikr.com

Should Maui County Relax Its Affordable Housing Requirements?

While Honolulu pushes to tighten restrictions to force more development of affordable homes, a neighbor island goes the other direction.
SHAKA Movement Seeks Dismissal of Suit Against Maui GMO Farming Ban PF Bentley/Civil Beat

SHAKA Movement Seeks Dismissal of Suit Against Maui GMO Farming Ban

A hearing is scheduled for March 10 on the motion by the SHAKA Movement, which has intervened to defend the voter-approved ban.
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.