GMO fight club: Accusations fly over biotech on Kauai

Amid the latest escalations in the battle over genetically modified crops and biotech in Hawaii, Mark Phillipson, president of the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, suggested that passions simply can’t get much more “stoked” up.

His comment came after a colleague at the association — which represents Syngenta, Dow AgroScience, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, BASF and Monsanto — dished out allegations of discrimination and de facto censorship that is preventing the major biotech industries from getting a fair hearing on a contentious bill that could restrict their seed operations on the Garden Isle.

The biotech trade group is accusing Kauai County Councilman Gary Hooser and Kauai’s local community television station of discrimination and shutting it out of public hearings on the legislation.

Read the full, original story here: “GMO Fight Club: Accusations Fly Over Biotech on Kauai”

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