Lawsuits Begin… GMO Companies Sue County of Kauai

The Honolulu Advertiser has announced that 3 companies have now filed lawsuits against Kauai Counties legislation against GMO and the restricted use of pesticides.

Syngenta, Pioneer Hi-Bred and Agrigenetics — an affiliate of Dow — have sued to block Kauai County from implementing its new genetically modified organism and pesticide regulation law.

The law, which takes effect in August, imposes greater disclosure requirements on restricted use pesticides and creates buffer zones for crops near schools, homes, and hospitals.

The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court, contends that the law irrationally prohibits the biotechnology companies from growing any crops — GMO or not — in arbitrarily drawn buffer zones, and restricts the companies’ pesticide use within the buffer zones.

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2 Responses

  1. Now if only there was big ag resources to defend the small papaya farmers on the Big Island. Those are the ones will be hit the hardest by this Greenpeace Manufactured Outrage. Farmers should not be having to defend themselves against these kinds of frivolous issues based in emotion and misinformation.

  2. At some point it’s expected when you take away people’s constitutional rights that someone will push back against public policys created with strawmen and a lack of sound evidence.

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