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Local Attorneys Lend Support To Kauai GMO and Pesticides Bill

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Does the Kauai County Council have the legal authority to require biotech companies to disclose specifics about their pesticide use?

Can the county require buffer zones between fields that are being sprayed with pesticides and public areas, such as schools and roads?

Can it require studies on the effects of pesticides and GMOs on human health and the environment?

These questions have been at the forefront of the debate over Bill 2491. Attorneys for the bitoech companies have said in past hearings that the county doesn’t have this power and that aspects of