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A Plant Scientist’s perspective on bill 113

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Today, the Hawai’i County Council will hear testimony concerning bill 113, which seeks to ban or limit most genetically engineered plants on the island. The bill is a successor to bill 79, which was withdrawn. While Kaua’i county debates the

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Analysis of Hawai’i County Bill 79

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Previously, we took a look at Kaua’i County Bill #2491, and found many glaring problems. The hearing for that bill concluded with council members suggesting that there were problems with it, but that it would move forward and a new

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Why did Proposition 37 Fail?

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Originally published at Food Safety news. Additional links and images added for enhanced reader enrichment! On November 6, 2012, Californians voted on Proposition 37, which would have required that foods produced from genetically engineered crops be labeled as such. Support

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Six More Reasons To Vote No On GM Labeling Initiative

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(reposted from Science 2.0, 8/23/12) Previously, I wrote about why GMO labeling is basically illogical.  If you take the time to read the actual proposition, there are at least six more reasons that proposition 37 on the California ballot this fall is a really

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Supreme Court decides on Alfalfa case

In what (for me) seemed like no time at all, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has issued its ruling on the Roundup Ready Alfalfa case. In a landslide 7:1 ruling (with one recusing), the high court has

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