Hawaii: Big Island council withdraws GE bill after discussion

No decision on the GMO prohibition bill at the Hawaii County Council’s Committee on Public Safety and Mass Transit. Bill 79 was withdrawn by Kohala councilwoman Margaret Wille, who introduced the controversial measure.

Bill 79 would have effectively banned new genetically modified organisms on the island, although there would have been some exemptions – like the transgenic papayas that are a big part of Hawaii Island’s papaya industry, or the ornamental flower business, another big agricultural sector.

Read the full, original story here: Council withdraws GMO bill 79 after discussion


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