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Equal protection for people, not corporations

By Ron Fein and Steven Levinson

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 04, 2014

~~<p>As court after court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage, people in Hawaii could be forgiven for thinking that this has nothing to do with genetically engineered soybeans. But in Honolulu, agribusiness corporations are arguing otherwise.</p>
<p>Multinational agribusinesses are using Hawaii as a test bed to experiment with new pesticides and genetically engineered organisms, like soybeans. Many Hawaii residents are concerned about the effects, and last year, the Kauai County Council passed a law making commercial agricultural companies tell the public what pesticides and genetically modified organisms they're using.</p>
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As court after court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage, people in Hawaii could be forgiven for thinking that this has nothing to do with genetically engineered soybeans. But in Honolulu, agribusiness corporations are arguing otherwise.

Multinational agribusinesses are using Hawaii as a test bed to experiment with new pesticides and genetically engineered organisms, like soybeans. Many Hawaii residents are concerned about the effects, and last year, the Kauai County Council passed a law making commercial agricultural companies tell the public what pesticides and genetically modified organisms they're using. Login for more...



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