September 5, 2017

Tech Dirt, Glyn Moody, August 31, 2017- As multiple Techdirt stories attest, farmers do love their “ag-gag” laws, which effectively make it illegal for activists to expose animal abuse in agricultural establishments — although, strangely, farmers don’t phrase it quite like that. Big Ag — the giant seed and agricultural chemical companies such as Monsanto, …

August 8, 2017

Maui Now, August 4, 2017- The US Department of Agriculture is finalizing rules on GMO-labeling requirements over the next year. Today, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and fellow lawmakers called on Secretary Purdue to ensure labeling standards are consumer-friendly, fair, and transparent. In July 2016, Congress passed GMO labeling standards into law …

March 21, 2017

Natural Resource Report March 20, 2017- Last week there were two OFS priority bills up for hearings. In the morning, the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on HB 2469. This bill would undermine the seed preemption law by exempting regulations on GMO crops from preemption. This would …