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Big Island farmers file lawsuit to halt anti-GMO law

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HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A lawsuit has been filed by papaya growers and other Big Island groups that grow genetically modified crops to put an end to the anti-GMO law.

The workers claim that the county's law prevents them from earning a living by banning testing of new types of modified crops. Attorneys want the federal court to strike down the law and make the county pay legal fees.

This case is in addition to a lawsuit that was filed in March for farmers to seek relief from the law's requirements.

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