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Stories with subject: Biotechnology
  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:58 am
  • WAIALUA, Hawaii - You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

  • Nonprofit groups allowed to join Kauai law defense 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:26 pm
  • HONOLULU - A federal judge has decided to allow four nonprofit organizations to join Kauai County in defending a new law regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops in court.

  • W.Va. grower promotes unmodified feed corn 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:19 am
  • KEARNEYSVILLE, West Virginia - Lyle Tabb is hoping that his non-genetically modified corn will take off with farmers who can charge top dollar for "all natural" eggs.

  • Kitzhaber doesn't expect consensus from GMO panel 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:34 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Gov. John Kitzhaber told members of his newly created task force on genetically engineered agriculture that he does not expect them to reach a consensus or produce any specific proposals for next year's legislative session.

  • 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.

  • Oregon task force on GMO agriculture to meet 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:31 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon's task force on genetically engineered agriculture has been formed and will meet for the first time this week.

  • 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.

  • Engineered salmon may be a tough sell 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:41 am
  • WASHINGTON - Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon - or any other engineered fish or meat - on store shelves anytime soon.

  • Bugs resistant to genetically modified corn found 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 8:10 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Researchers say bugs are developing resistance to the widely popular genetically engineered corn plants that make their own insecticide, so farmers may have to make changes.

  • 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.