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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.

Global Growth of GM Crops Overblown: ISAAA yearly report misleads

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on February 25, 2013 - 4:30am

February 25, 2013, Ottawa. Today, the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network responded to the newly released annual ISAAA (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications) report on the global adoption of genetically modified (GM also called genetically engineered) crops, arguing that, once again, ISAAA has presented numbers in a confusing way to bolster a misleading narrative that supports GM technology.

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