Overall GMO ban rejected by Hawaii County Council

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The Hawaii County Council took its first bite out of legislation on genetically altered crops Friday, voting down an overall ban but deferring a more limited bill to another day during a lengthy and at times contentious discussion.

The actions, during a meeting of the Public Safety and Mass Transit Committee, took over four hours to reach, with council members stumbling frequently over matters of procedure and a series of back-and-forth discussions over how to proceed and what crops to restrict.

How to balance the needs of farmers of all types while addressing concerns over biotechnology proved to be a delicate process for council members, who largely appeared ready to take some action yet not entirely sure of where to draw the line.

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