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Money Clouds Farm Fight

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on July 27, 2014 - 2:19am

By: Eli Yokley

For much of the summer, while the campaign surrounding “right to farm” has been focused on its impact on “small, family farmers,” the bulk of the money pouring into the fight has come from big agriculture interests.

Hawaii: GMO ground zero

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on June 14, 2014 - 8:12am

In July of 2013, Kauai County Councilman Gary Hooser introduced bill 2491 requiring large farms and agriculture companies to disclose pesticide usage and location of their genetically engineered crops. After protests and hours of public testimony, the bill passed in November 2013 with the Kauai County Council overriding a Mayoral veto.

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