Ruling allows Maui ballots to contain GMO measure

Ruling allows Maui ballots to contain GMO measure

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A judge's ruling allows Maui County to print ballots that will ask voters about a proposed moratorium on farming genetically engineered organisms.

Monday's ruling dissolves a temporary restraining order after those who support genetically modified crops sued to remove the measure. They argued the wording of the measure was deceptive and misleading.

The county filed to dissolve the order, which had prevented preparing ballots. The Maui News reports some ballots, including ones for military members, have to be mailed this week.

A spokesman for plaintiffs Citizens Against the Maui County Farming Ban said they would consult with their attorney to analyze the ruling.

Anti-GMO group SHAKA Movement says they are pleased with the decision. The group gathered 19,000 signatures to put the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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