On November 18, 2016, a federal appeals court upheld lower court decisions striking down several county ordinances in Hawaii that had attempted to regulate either pesticides or genetically engineered crops inconsistently with Hawaii state law. The court found that the State’s regulation of pesticides and genetically engineered crops was intended to be uniform across the state and that the county ordinances conflicted with this uniform approach. Please contact Rachel Lattimore (CLA) or Kristin Landis (CLA) of the legal department with any questions on this litigation.
Update – JR Simplot Ranger Russet variety (X17) and Atlantic variety (Y9) Potatoes, genetically engineered for late blight resistance, low acrylamide potential, lowered reducing sugars, and reduced black spot – The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has “… extended deregulation to [these] two lines of [GE] potatoes …”[…]Read More »
‘The Adoption of Genetically Engineered Alfalfa, Canola and Sugarbeets in the United States’ is the title of a report released by the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) which found that “… most GE varieties of alfalfa, canola, and sugarbeets have herbicide-tolerant (HT) traits. The most common of these varieties are[…]Read More »