Is Judge in Maui GMO case connected to Monsanto?
By Jon Rappoport
November 29, 2014
After the citizens of Maui just voted to stop Monsanto and Dow from further GMO development, Monsanto filed suit.
Barry Kurren is the US federal magistrate overseeing the court battle between Maui and Monsanto.
Judge Kurren’s wife, Faye, is the past president of the University of Hawaii Foundation, which is the fund-raising arm of the University.
On September 6, 2011, Monsanto donated $500,000 to the University to establish a Monsanto Research Fellows Fund for “plant science.”
On July 8, 2010, Monsanto gave $100,000 to University for its scholarship fund.
Judge Kurren’s wife, Faye, has also served as a trustee of the Nature Conservancy, which has a long-established relationship with Monsanto. From the Conservancy’s website: “Monsanto has supported the Nature Conservancy for years.”
Presently, Kurren’s wife is a board member of the First Hawaiian Bank…
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