Maui Anti-GMO Law Not Federally Preempted, 9th Circ. Told

By Sindhu Sundar (December 2, 2015, 10:25 PM EST) -- A Hawaii citizens coalition told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that a federal district court was wrong to upend a Maui County ordinance that halted the growing and testing of genetically modified crops until there is more research on the safety of such tests, arguing that she was wrong to find the ordinance preempted by federal law.

The group, which includes The Shaka Movement, which backed the Maui county ordinance, argued to the appeals court that the ordinance is not preempted by the Plant Protection Act because that statute does not address genetically engineered plants.

They argued that the PPA only...

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