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Opponents of GMO labeling in Vermont use Hawaii court ruling to try to block Center for Food Safety intervention

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Opponents of Vermont’s new GMO labeling law are citing a recent federal court ruling in Hawaii to try to block the Center for Food Safety from helping to defend Vermont, Politico reported Wednesday.

On Aug. 22, 2014, Judge Barry Kurren denied the Center for Food Safety’s request to intervene on behalf of Hawaii County to defend the county’s new partial ban on genetically engineered crops. The Hawaii Floriculture and Nursery Association and several other farming groups sued the county in June saying that the law was unfair and burdensome.

“CFS had failed to rebut the presumption of adequate representation by the government, and that amicus status would provide CFS sufficient means to express its views,” GMA argued.

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