Hawaii’s Bill 2491: Prohibitive GM regulation assumes the worst

The debate over Kauai’s anti-GMO bill has drawn huge interest and more than 1,000 people to a raucous public hearing last week.

The proposal, Bill 2491, would place unprecedented restrictions on the operations of certain commercial growers on the Garden Island, including DuPont, Pioneer, Syngenta, DOW AgroSciences, BASF and Kauai Coffee.

The bill would require these companies to disclose to the community more information about their pesticide use and their production of GMOs. This seems reasonable, and the companies have yet to offer a compelling reason why they can’t disclose more than they do.

But Bill 2491 goes well beyond simple disclosure.

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