The Beat

Kauai Mayor Faces Deadline on Pesticide, GMO Bill

·By civilbeat

It’s like “waiting to exhale,” Kauai County Councilman Gary Hooser told Civil Beat recently.

He was referring to Kauai County Council Bill 2491. The county council, as well as many members of the public, are waiting anxiously to see whether Mayor Bernard Carvalho will veto the bill which requires biotech companies to disclose pesticide use and farmers to report any genetically engineered crops they are growing.

The mayor has until Thursday (Oct. 31) to decide what he’s going to do with the bill that passed two weeks ago at 4:30 a.m. after a marathon