Although I was aware, I realize I did not follow the GMO ‘fight’ in Hawaii. There is only so much I can do, but this post from Jon goes far beyond that and is a MUST READ! ~J
Consider the two counties in Oregon (Jackson and Josephine) that banned GMO crops.
Consider the measures in Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii that blocked further development of GMOs and the spraying of toxic pesticides.
They all won.
Then the state government of Oregon, in order to stop the trend, passed a law forbidding counties from unilaterally banning GMOs.
In Hawaii, a federal magistrate struck down the victories in Kauai and the Big Island, on the basis that such matters are controlled by state law. If he has his way, he’ll render the same opinion re Maui.
In each case, the determination is the same: state law takes precedence…
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