Hawaii Big Island Mayor Signs Bill Prohibiting GMO Production

Dec. 9, 2013

Big Island Mayor Bill Kenoi signed a bill banning farmers from growing genetically modified organisms on the island, according to Big Island Video News. Bill 113 also prohibits biotech companies from operating on Big Island, also known as Hawai’i Island. In a letter released from his office, Kenoi said, “With my approval of this bill, our administration will launch a year of research and data collection to investigate factual claims and to seek out new directions that farming in our community should take.” Full article.



New Hampshire House Committee Recommends GMO Food Label Rejection

Nov. 12, 2013
The House Environment and Agriculture Committee in New Hampshire voted to reject a bill that would require companies to label all food products containing genetically modified...
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Legislation: NAMA Celebrates Colorado Soda Tax, Washington GMO Labeling Defeat

Nov. 7, 2013
NAMA announced it is celebrating two significant victories in ballot initiatives directly impacting the industry; one in Telluride, Colo. and one in Washington. NAMA assisted ...

Washington State Residents Vote Against GMO Labeling Bill

Nov. 6, 2013
Residents in the state of Washington have rejected Initiative 522, according to RT news. Initiative 522 would have required companies to produce a separate food label stating ...

Washington State Votes On GMO Labeling Initiative

Oct. 29, 2013
Residents in Washington state vote next week on ballot initiative 522 which would require food and beverage products sold in Washington to be labeled if they contain GMOs (genetically...