Friday, July 3, 2015

Hawaii's GMO Ban Struck Down

Anti-GMO activists, who celebrated when the moratorium passed in November, are now vowing to keep fighting after a judge invalidated the ban on Tuesday. The ruling means the county law does not supersede state and federal laws that allow genetically engineered crops. "This is really an unprecedented event that just happened and the people of Maui should be outraged over what's going on," said Michael Carroll, lawyer for the anti-GMO group The SHAKA Movement. Carroll says big agriculture companies spent millions to beat the 23,000 people who voted for the moratorium. "I think it sends a message to the Maui voters that they're vote does not mean anything," Carroll said.


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