Anti-GMO organizations join lawsuit defending Kauai ban

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

A federal judge has agreed to allow the Center for Food Safety, Earthjustice and several other organizations to join a lawsuit to defend Kauai County’s restrictions on genetically modified farming.

Syngenta and other seed corporations are suing Kauai County over Ordinance 960, formerly Bill 2491, which requires the companies to disclose certain details about their use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms, as well as adhere to pesticide buffer zones around homes, roads, parks and other areas. Judge Barry Kurren ruled Monday that the Center for Food Safety, Surfrider Foundation, Pesticide Action Network North America and Ka Makani Hoopono are allowed to join the lawsuit to defend the Kauai law, which is set to take effect in August.

Related article:  Hawaii anti-GMO ‘corruption’ scandal? Genetic Literacy Project investigation underway

The decision strengthens the county’s defense, which was hindered by lack of support from the mayor and the county’s budget constraints.

There’s still a possibility state lawmakers may revisit those proposals during conference committee over the next couple of weeks. But House Majority Leader Scott Saiki said previously that the House wants to wait to see how the court handles the controversial new rules.

Read the full, original article: Center for Food Safety, Earthjustice Join Case to Defend Kauai GMO Law

Outbreak Featured
Infographic: Growing human embryos — How long should researchers watch human development play out in a dish?

Infographic: Growing human embryos — How long should researchers watch human development play out in a dish?

In May, the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) released new guidelines that relaxed the 14-day rule, taking away ...
Are GMOs and pesticides threatening bees?

Are GMOs and pesticides threatening bees?

First introduced in 1995, neonicotinoids ...
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

* indicates required
Email Lists
glp menu logo outlined

Get news on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.