June 21, 2016

Courthouse News Service June 17, 2016 by NICHOLAS FILLMORE HONOLULU (CN) — Three counties in Hawaii that banned genetically modified crops and pesticides urged the Ninth Circuit to rule against opponents in the agricultural industry. Kauai, the Big Island and Maui each adopted tough regulations against engineered crops in 2013, but …

June 18, 2016

The Garden Island June 16, 2016 by Jessica Else HONOLULU— Fern Rosenstiel said Wednesday’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing has been a long time coming.That’s because the federal appellate court heard three cases dealing with pesticide labeling and GMO laws created by Hawaii, Maui and Kauai counties. “It’s been almost …

June 15, 2016

Lexology June 13, 2016 by Arnold & Porter LLP A district court in Oregon recently concluded that the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) food labeling requirements preempted a lawsuit brought under state consumer protection law, claiming misleading labeling of a food product. In Henry v. Gerber Products Co., No. 3:15-CV-02201-HZ, 2016 …

June 13, 2016

West Hawaii Today June 11, 2016 by Nancy Cook Lauer HILO — Hawaii County’s failed ban on outdoor cultivation of genetically modified crops will be aired Wednesday in a federal court in Honolulu, one of three county cases being appealed after local laws were struck down. The U.S. Court of Appeals for …

June 9, 2016

AG Net West June 8, 2016 With Vermont’s biotechnology food labeling law about to take effect in July, the National Milk Producers Federation urged Congress to take immediate action to establish a federal standard that would preempt state GMO food labeling mandates.At its summer meeting today, the NMPF Board of Directors …