The initiative bans growing GMO crops on Maui until the county can do a health assessment. It passed 51 percent to 49 percent.
A temporary ban and county health assessment might sound a little bit boring, but the Maui GMO moratorium is big news for the non-GMO movement. According to Bloomberg News, this is “the nation’s first-ever ballot initiative targeting genetically engineered food.” Despite lots of out-of-state money trying to conflate the issue or confuse voters, Maui residents passed the moratorium.
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