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Kauai Poised For Override Vote On GMO/ Pesticide Bill

·By civilbeat

The Kauai County Council is set to vote today (Thursday) on whether to override Mayor Bernard Carvalho’s veto of Bill 2491, which requires biotech companies to disclose details about pesticide use and farmers to report any GMO crops they are growing. 

The council passed the bill 6 to 1 last month, but it was vetoed by the mayor who said that, while he supported the intent of the measure, it was legally flawed. 

Meanwhile, the state Department of Agriculture released new pesticide regulations on Wednesday in response to the Kauai County Council