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.
Farmers already recognize that many consumers seek out specific food claims—natural, organic, non-GMO and farm-to-retailer marketing, among others. But three new values are expected to cross over into purchases of food, consumer products and more in the months ahead. Read moreRead More »