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There was some not-so-great GMO news from yesterday’s election, but in Hawaii non-GMO advocates have something to celebrate! The Maui GMO moratorium passed by a narrow margin.
China has begun rejecting shiploads of American corn because of traces of an unapproved genetically modified corn showing up in shipments.
Voters in two Oregon counties this week overwhelmingly approved ballot initiatives prohibiting cultivation of genetically modified crops, despite a million-dollar agribusiness PR campaign against the proposed ban.
Last week, three of the world’s largest agrochemical companies filed a lawsuit against the County of Kauaʻi to block implementation of the recently passed Kaua’i Ordinance 960 (formerly known as Bill 2491). Syngenta, DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred, and a Dow Chemical subsidiary filed the lawsuit in federal district court on Oahu.
The long-revered tropical paradise of Kauai, Hawaii has become ground zero of GMO plant and pesticides testing over the past decade. Now, residents are fighting back.
Bayer and Syngenta, two makers of neonicotinoid pesticides, want the EU ban lifted. Neonicotinoids are the class of pesticides implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder.
“If you want to understand all that is wrong with our government’s environmental safety priorities, you need only look at the sad story of the weed killer atrazine. Despite the fact that study after study has demonstrated its dangers, it remains one of the most commonly used herbicides in the U.S. — to the tune […]