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Kahului, Maui - Rally against GMOs.  File photo by Rodney Yap.
Coalition Steps in to Defend Maui GMO Initiative
November 24th, 2014 · 34 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (17) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

A coalition of Maui and Moloka‘i residents, farmers, and public interest groups, represented by Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice, filed papers in Honolulu federal district court to defend the County of Maui’s recently passed genetically engineered crop safety initiative from a legal challenge by multinational chemical companies.


Mayor remains neutral on GMO debate. Maui Now montage.
Ask the Mayor: Timeline for GMO Referendum Enforcement
November 24th, 2014 · 67 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (32) · Maui Discussion
 

Now that we know the seed companies’ lawsuit will be heard in federal court early next year, when can you start enforcing the new GMO law?


Kahului, Maui - Rally against GMOs.  Photo by Rodney Yap.
GMO Initiative Backers on Maui Seek Intervention in Federal Court Order
November 22nd, 2014 · 54 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (64) · Featured, Maui News
 

Proponents of the recently passed GMO Initiative on Maui are seeking intervention in a federal court lawsuit filed by Monsanto Hawaiʻi after a judge granted a request preventing the referendum from taking effect until the full legal merits of the lawsuit are considered.


Monsanto rally on Molokaʻi, April 3, 2014. Courtesy image.
Temporary Injunction Granted in Monsanto Lawsuit Challenging GMO Initiative
November 15th, 2014 · 119 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (100) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by Monsanto Hawaiʻi against the County of Maui, preventing the recently passed GMO initiative from taking effect until the court considers its legal merits further, company representatives said.


Anti-gmo march and rally in Kahului on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Photo by Rodney S Yap.
GMO Initiative Backers File Lawsuit To Assure Transparency
November 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (5) · Featured, Maui Election, Maui News
 

Five Maui residents filed a lawsuit in Second Circuit court on Wednesday, seeking “declaratory relief to assure transparency and the proper implementation,” of the newly passed initiative that places a moratorium on GMO cultivation in Maui County.


Monsanto files lawsuit against newly passed Maui GMO moratorium. Graphics by Wendy Osher.
Monsanto Challenges Passage of Maui GMO Initiative
November 13th, 2014 · 65 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (81) · Maui Election, Maui News
 

Monsanto Hawaiʻi today joined other individuals, groups and businesses including the Maui Farm Bureau and Dow AgroSciences in filing a lawsuit to challenge the measure that would place a moratorium on GMO cultivation in Maui County.


Monsanto’s Alex Mangayayam (right) explains the company’s drip irrigation system to  Nature Conservancy Moloka‘i staff members Russell Kallstrom (left) and Wailana Moses (center).  File photo courtesy,  Monsanto Moloka‘i.
Monsanto Hawaiʻi Offers Science Education Grants
September 5th, 2014 · 41 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (68) · Maui Business
 

The program is open to public schools serving students at the intermediate, high school, and college grade levels on the islands of Maui, Molokaʻi, and Oʻahu.


Photo courtesy Monsanto Hawaii.
LETTER: Expert’s Line-by-Line Rebuttal of GMO Moratorium
June 13th, 2014 · 30 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (48) · Maui Discussion
 

“A review of this section reveals … a lack of supporting evidence for claims made, and a disregard for the voluminous findings in mainstream science over the past two decades on the benefits and risks of genetically engineered crops.”


SHAKA Movement rally and petition signing, May 27, 2014.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Anti-GMO Group Turns in Remaining Signatures
May 27th, 2014 · 77 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (21) · Maui News
 

Members of the SHAKA Movement rallied in front of the county building in Wailuku today before delivering a final list of signatures to the County Clerk’s office in support of a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically-engineered organisms or GMOs in Maui County.


The SHAKA Movement's GMO Petition still needs 3,745 more signatures in the next 20 days in order to be included in the November ballot. Maui Now Graphic.
Anti-GMO Group Needs 4K More Signatures to Get on Maui Ballot
May 22nd, 2014 · 57 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (20) · Featured, Maui News
 

A petition seeking a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically-engineered organisms or GMOs in Maui County is thousands of signatures shy of the amount required to be placed on the November ballot.


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