Ag Firms Sue to Block Anti-GE Law
Mon Jan 13, 2014 09:18 AM CST

(Dow Jones) -- Three agricultural companies sued Friday to overturn a new law in Hawaii that would restrict the planting and spraying of genetically engineered crops, the latest dispute in an escalating battle nationally over GE seeds.

Units of DuPont Co., Syngenta AG and Dow Chemical Co. aim to block a law, set to take effect in August on the island of Kauai, that would prohibit open-air testing of experimental pesticides and put a temporary moratorium on development of new genetically engineered crops.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, marks a new turn in a long-running controversy ...

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