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Growing concerns over GMO registry on Big Island

A Big Island papaya farmer whose lawsuit delayed a law on modified crops says he fears a backlash from activists

By Timothy Hurley

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 12, 2014

~~<p>Registration requirements for Hawaii island's growers of genetically modified crops are on hold for now because of a judge's ruling. But the question remains: Will the broader scope of the county's new law banning the outside use and testing of modified plants be challenged in court?</p>
<p>&quot;Let's just say nothing's been ruled out,&quot; said Lorie Farrell of Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United, a group that represents a dozen major agricultural organizations, including the Hawaii Papaya Industry Association.</p>
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Registration requirements for Hawaii island's growers of genetically modified crops are on hold for now because of a judge's ruling. But the question remains: Will the broader scope of the county's new law banning the outside use and testing of modified plants be challenged in court?

"Let's just say nothing's been ruled out," said Lorie Farrell of Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United, a group that represents a dozen major agricultural organizations, including the Hawaii Papaya Industry Association. Login for more...



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