June 27, 2016

The Washington Times June 24, 2016 by DAVE GRAM MONTPELIER, VT. Vermonters reacted with mixed emotions Friday to the prospects that a U.S. Senate compromise on labeling genetically modified foods could set aside a state law due to take effect next week. The law, effective July 1, would make Vermont the first state …

June 25, 2016

Civil Beat June 22, 2016 by Patrick K. Shea If the state Legislature were willing to lead on important pesticide and genetically engineered (GE) crop issues, counties could obtain the protections they seek for their citizens and for their land without having to devote time and resources to defending thoughtful and …

June 22, 2016

Capital Press June 20, 2016 by Mateusz Perkowski If the USDA has only limited authority over biotechnology, how much power do states and counties have to restrict genetically engineered crops?This question arose from a pivotal ruling issued by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals three years ago, and the appellate …

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 …