Another Hawaii papaya farmer sues to block anti-GMO restrictions

| | March 7, 2014
This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation.

Big Island Farmer Delan “Rusty” Perry says he resisted planting genetically modified plants at first, but after the Ring Spot Virus decimated papaya crops, he changed his mind.

“You learn something in agriculture. Things change and you best learn how to change with it,” said Perry.

But in recent years, he says he’s watched and worried as vandals attacked GMO crops — chopping down hundreds of trees, including what would have been the college fund for one farmer’s kids.

Now, Perry says he is refusing to register his business under a new law, even as that deadline hits.

Just this week, another farmer sued the county saying revealing his location could lead to vandalism and jeopardize growing techniques “that give him a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

Read the full original article: Big Island farmer refuses to register GMO crops

Share via
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend