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Maui's GMO Ban Blocked By Federal Judge

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge says Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms until he can ...

How One Tiny County Is Taking On Big Biotech This Election Day

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

Hawaii has long been considered "ground zero" for the debate over genetically modified organisms, but now one county is taking on big biotech in an un...

Maui Mayor Says Banning GMOs Is Impractical

AP | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green

WAILEA, Hawaii (AP) — A moratorium on genetically modified crops is impractical, incumbent Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa said. A proposed moratori...

Judge Sides With Seed Companies, Invalidates Hawaii GMO Law

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 10.25.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — A Kauai County law requiring companies to disclose their use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is invalid, a federal judg...

The Politics And Money Of Hawaii's GMO Debate

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 04.28.2014 | Hawaii

The fervor surrounding genetically engineered crops in Hawaii is expected to spill into this year's elections, as a number of candidates have already ...

Law Firms Offer Pro-Bono Services To Help County Fight GMO Suit

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — Kauai County will be taking law firms up on their offers for free legal help defending an ordinance regulating the use of pesticides...

County Council Employs Shifty Maneuvers In GMO Battle

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green

Members of the Kauai County Council replaced a departed colleague on Friday in an internal election that will likely allow the council majority to ove...

High Drama In Hawaii's GMO Hearing

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.15.2013 | Green

LIHUE, KAUAI — Drama hung in the air at the Kauai County Council as members prepared to vote Thursday on whether they would override Mayor Bernard C...

Frustrated By State's Inactivity, A Hawaii County Takes Pesticide Fight Into Its Own Hands

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

HONOLULU - The state Department of Agriculture in Hawaii has only one employee assigned to review pesticide inspection reports and follow up on possib...

Childhood Pesticide Lessons And A Father's Life

Eric Pape | Posted 11.16.2013 | Hawaii
Eric Pape

As the debate about biotech, GMOs and pesticides continues to roil Hawaii, I can empathize with farmers who aren't too different from my dad, who labor to find a way to earn a living in a tough, competitive profession. And I know that for them, it can be tempting to believe people who tell you that their new tools are safe because it makes the daily grind of work easier.

Moving Past Plantations towards Sustainable Local Farms

Billy Mason | Posted 11.10.2013 | Hawaii
Billy Mason

In the last century, large-scale agricultural production in Hawai'i has significantly diminished as rice, sugarcane, and pineapple production moved off-island because of rising labor and land costs. As a result, the Big Island of Hawai'i currently imports 85% of its food and its residents spend 22% of their income on imported food.

Anti-GMO Protesters On Kauai Get Clever As They Demand More Information From BioTech Companies

asdf | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

The following article is provided by Civil Beat. By Sophie Cocke LIHUE — On the normally placid main street on Sunday afternoon, thousands of ...

From the Experimental GMO Fields of Kauai to the TPP: Connecting the Dots

Andrea Brower | Posted 11.06.2013 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

There is no shortage of ways to move in the more sane direction of a food system that actually feeds everybody, provides decent livelihoods, and preserves ecological integrity.

Hawaii GMO Debate Gets Apocalyptic

jklk | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

The following article is provided by Civil Beat. By Sophie Cocke HILO, BIG ISLAND — The debate over genetically modified crops and food is a s...