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.
President Obama signed S. 764 at the end of July, making mandatory disclosure of bioengineered food the law nationwide and shifting the focus to the rulemaking process. In this opinion article, John Keeling discusses the benefits and concerns that come with this new piece of legislation. Read moreRead More »