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GMO Bill Gets Second Wind

November 22, 2013
GMO Bill Gets Second Wind
kauai hawaii landscape
Flickr, Jim Winstead
After a group of dedicated Hawaiians voice their concern

In October, the Kauai County Council in Hawaii passed a bill that would make agricultural companies disclose more information about the pesticides and GMO crops they use. And then the Kauai mayor vetoed it. But the county council kept fighting and has successfully overridden the veto. This re-opens the way for the new law to go into effect. What’s important here is that a group of dedicated citizens stood up for their right to know more about what companies are doing near where they live and work. Especially when there are both known and unknown health risks at stake.