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.
SFM] Update – Pesticides and Ag Biotech Crops – Hawaii Counties Cannot Enact their Own Bans or Regulations on these agricultural measures since it would pre-empt State laws that regulate potentially harmful plants, according to the Opinion of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, affirming a[…]Read More »
Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to isolate a gene that allows rice to survive prolonged flooding. View the videoRead More »