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US Maui GMO ban supporters seek to force implementation

Supporters of a US Maui County moratorium on genetically modified crops filed suit on Wednesday against the county, Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences in a bid to ensure the measure is implemented in a timely manner. The 13-page complaint was filed in Hawaiian state court by five Maui residents and the SHAKA Movement, which led the effort to impose the local ordinance. Maui voters narrowly passed the ballot initiative last week, despite Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and other industry interests contributing nearly $8 million in a bid to defeat the measure.

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