The state Department of Agriculture and Kauai County are paying a consultant $100,000 to examine the possible health and environmental effects of pesticide use on genetically modified crops.
The joint fact-finding process is expected to start in January and be completed within a year.
Honolulu planner and mediator Peter Adler said the overall goals of the joint fact-finding process are to illuminate the factual assumptions behind a controversy, map areas of factual agreement that all parties can respect, put those areas in a proper context, and help inform policy making.
“Sorting out facts — what we know and can say with reasonable confidence, what we don’t know, and what we might reasonably need to know in the future — is challenging, but not impossible,” he said in the release.
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