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.
EPA science advisors are backing EPA’s plan to register a pesticide product that uses RNA interference after finding the agency’s review has quieted past concern about RNAi. Some advisors are calling for additional testing of potential risks, including to species that dwell in sediment and soil. Read moreRead More »
Patrick Moore, an original founding member of Greenpeace, is in a public fight with the group over it’s anti-Golden Rice stance. Golden Rice would provide enough beta carotene in a single serving to end Vitamin A deficiency in children’s diets, which he says kills 2 million children a year. Read[…]Read More »