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Fear based restrictions on agriculture dismissed by US District Appeals Court

Fear based restrictions on agriculture dismissed by US District Appeals Court

The anti-GMO and pesticide measures that emerged over the past two years in Kauai, Maui and Hawaii counties are now a perfect zero for six in federal courts. Who said you couldn’t find a good bagel in Hawaii? In agreement with earlier US District Court rulings, the Appeals Court found that modern plant varieties and […]

Why there are no long term GMO studies on humans

Why there are no long term GMO studies on humans

Several years ago I asked Alan McHughen if long term trials on consuming GMOs had been conducted in humans. Alan is a public sector educator, molecular geneticist and consumer advocate at UC Riverside, and one of the authors of the comprehensive Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods published by the National Research Council and Institute of […]

European Food Safety Authority Concludes Glyphosate Not a Carcinogen

The European Food Safety Authority just released their assessment of glyphosate for continued use in countries of the European Union. EFSA’s role is to assess and communicate on all risks associated with the food chain for the European Union. One of their main findings regarding glyphosate: “The substance is unlikely to be genotoxic (i.e. damaging to DNA) […]

What the Experts Told the Maui County Council about the GMO Moratorium

What the Experts Told the Maui County Council about the GMO Moratorium

The US District Court of Hawaii today invalidated the Maui County bill passed last November that would ban cultivation of genetically engineered crops. It is the third straight loss in federal court for county bills in Hawaii aimed at closing the biotech seed industry, following judgements against Kauai County and Hawaii County. While advertised as […]