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Pesticide and GMO Companies Spend Big in Hawai’i

Big Biotech is lobbying state lawmakers in an effort to curb citizens' movement against their activities on the islands

Hawai‘i has become "ground zero" in the controversy over genetically modified (GMO) crops and pesticides. With the seed crop industry (including conventional as well as GMO crops) reaping $146.3 million a year in sales resulting from its activities in Hawai‘i, the out-of-state pesticide and…
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by: Rebekah Wilce – June 11, 2014

Oregon’s GMO Sellout

The backstory of the ALEC-modeled state law that overrides the ability of localities to regulate their own food systems

When the headline said that Oregon’s Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber, had signed into law a corporate-backed bill overriding local counties’ ability to regulate their own food systems, Lisa Arkin was shocked. Illustration by Paul Corio “I can viscerally remember the day I…
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by: Rebekah Wilce – May 22, 2014

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