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Federal judge erases Maui voters, bows to Monsanto

•,by Jon Rappopor

Federal Judge Susan Oki Mollway just told Maui voters: you're canceled.

Last November, Maui County passed a ballot measure that would put a stop to all local Monsanto/Dow GMO experiments, until an independent investigation could assess the harm to health.

Promptly, Monsanto and Dow sued, the result of the vote was put on hold and never enforced…and now, all these months later, the ruling has come down. 

Judge Mollway decided that state and federal laws governing agriculture trump county laws.

In other words, the people have no voice.

The whole issue will now be heard on appeal, by the 9th Circuit Court.