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Stories with subject: Agriculture and food technology
  • Hawaii lawmakers gut and replace contents of bills 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:25 am
  • HONOLULU - A series of bills that lawmakers passed in the Hawaii Senate were drafted without giving the public the proper chance to weigh in, following a "gut-and-replace" maneuver scorned by government watchdog groups.

  • Maui group gathers signatures for GMO initiative 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:18 pm
  • WAILUKU, Hawaii - A Maui group says it has submitted more than 9,500 signatures in support of a temporary ban on growing or testing genetically modified organisms in Maui County.

  • Agribusinesses give $380,000 to beat anti-GMO vote 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:38 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Six major producers of herbicides and genetically modified crops are shoveling $380,000 into the campaign to defeat measures to prohibit genetically modified crops in southwestern Oregon.

  • American farmers confront 'big data' revolution 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 10:34 am
  • WICHITA, Kansas - Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations.

  • Hawaii House revives and kills GMO food-label bill 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 7:05 pm
  • HONOLULU - An effort to require labels on genetically modified foods in Hawaii was brought back to life in the state Legislature, but it died in committee on Thursday almost as quickly as it was revived.

  • Vermont lawmakers consider labels on modified food 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 5:55 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - A Vermont Senate panel heard forecasts Wednesday on how well a bill requiring labels on genetically modified foods would hold up in court if the measure becomes law.