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The Hawaii Senate committees on agriculture, consumer protection and health talked tough on Genetically Modified Organisms, proposing a bill that would have required imported GMO’s to be labeled. But Thursday the tough talk ended and the bill was tabled.
The reason the state lawmakers gave for the turnaround was a fear the bill would hurt the food industry. The chairwoman of the consumer protection committee, Sen. Rosalyn Baker, had spoken out for it but seems now to have flip-flopped. She told media in that state on Thursday that instead of the bill, they will push for more research on the safety of GMOs.
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