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Hawaii County set for legal battle over GM crop restrictions

County officials in the state of Hawaii have called on a federal judge to reject a legal challenge to a county law that restricts genetically modified crops. They argue that the plaintiffs have failed to demonstrate that the ordinance is pre-empted by federal or state law. The issue is set to come to a head next week, when Judge Barry Kurren of the US District Court for the District of Hawaii will hear arguments over a motion for summary judgment brought by the plaintiffs.



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