Energy & Environment

Hawaii County Council Passes Biotech Ban

·By Sophie Cocke

The state and Kauai County are funding a study to determine the effects of pesticide use on GMO crops on the Garden Isle.

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Farmers would face stiff fines for growing any new genetically altered crops.

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