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Retired Kauai exec says Bill 2491 exaggerates GMO health concerns

| | October 15, 2013
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The following open letter was written by E. Alan Kennett, an executive for 20 years in the sugar industry on Kauai, which is the target of anti-GMO legislation:

The people of Kauai were [the] most congenial and supportive, especially during and after Hurricane Iniki, when everyone pulled together for the good of Kauai. However, now I see a community being pulled apart because of the GMO debate. I recognize that there are many people who are worried about GMO crops.

I am not one of those, but the concerns being expressed come from strong convictions whether real or imagined. That being said, to mount a campaign to shut down the corn companies and put many people out of work particularly those on the Westside of Kauai is, to put it mildly, unconscionable! The anti-GMO movement recognized early on in their campaign that to further their agenda they would need to have a reason to apply pressure on the corn companies so they would leave Kauai.

Read the full, original story here: “Kauai heading down a slippery slope”


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