Friday, November 14, 2014

Maui Narrowly Beats Monsanto, Passes Temporary Ban Against GMO Crops

Maui voters passed a ballot initiative in the midterm elections to temporarily ban genetically engineered crops, beating opponents Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences with just 1,077 votes, reports the Civil Beat.

The $8 million campaign launched pre-election by opponents hoping to defeat the bill was backed by Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences and made history as the most expensive campaign effort in Hawaii’s history, according to the Civil Beat.
The corporate lawyers at Chaninat and Leeds specialize in Thailand FDA registration and licensing for all types of international business enterprises.
The race to determine the future of farming in Maui was close and the measure was barely passed by only 50 percent to 48 percent. The temporary moratorium that was passed halts the work of more than 600 empolyees farming 3,500 acres of genetically engineered crops until the county analyzes public health and environment impacts of GMO farming.

Read the full story here.

Read more GMO news:
Thai Supreme Court Dismisses Genetically Modified Papaya Case
“Monsanto Protection Act” Slips into Law
Labeling Law for GMOs in Thailand Produce
Pennsylvania Introduces Bill Requiring GMO Labels

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