Kauai Passes Bill to Limit Pesticide Use and GMOs

Kauai Passes Bill to Limit Pesticide Use and GMOs

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Kauai photo by Christian Arballo - flickr - CCThe global agricultural companies that test their genetically modified crops on the Hawaiian island of Kauai will soon have to disclose the specifics of the pesticides and GMOs they use, as well as abide by strict rules limiting where pesticides can be sprayed, or else face fines or jail time.

That’s the gist of a bill passed by the Kauai County Council early Wednesday.

The final 6-1 vote was the result of a 19-hour marathon hearing where islanders discussed new curbs on the area’s biotech growers such as Syngenta, DuPont-Pioneer, Dow and BASF.

(WATCH the report from Hawaii News Now – or READ the story from Salon)

Photo by Christian Arballo – flickr – CC

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