Maui Votes To Temporarily Ban Growing Of GMO Crops

November 5, 2014 5:43 AM

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HONOLULU (AP) — Maui County voters opted Tuesday to temporarily ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops after a hard-fought campaign featuring $8 million in advertising from some of the world's largest corn-seed producers.

The ban passed by a narrow margin, with 50 percent in favor and 48 percent opposed. Blank votes accounted for the balance.

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