Last week a Hawaii state judge issued an injunction halting enforcement of a key component of a new anti-GMO law. The judge ruled after a farmer sued the county government of the eponymous "Big Island" of Hawaii, seeking to halt enforcement of the legislation. The law, passed late last year, bans growing and field testing of nearly all GMO crops. The anonymous papaya farmer argues that the law "sharply conflicts with federal and state law." This is an important development, writes Baylen Linnekin, because Hawaii's anti-GMO law is dead wrong. It favors the rights of one set of people over those of another. Whatever your stance on GMOs, that's a policy worthy of zealous opposition.
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