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Kaua‘i council overrides mayor’s veto in favor of GMO bill

November 21, 2013
Maui Weekly

The Maui News - The Kaua'i County Council has voted to override the mayor's veto of legislation that would require large farms to disclose the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops.

The council's 5-2 vote last week means the bill vetoed by Mayor Bernard Carvalho becomes law and goes into effect in nine months.

After the vote Saturday, Carvalho said he would honor the council's vote and work with his department to determine how best to implement the law.

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The Kaua‘i County Council’s 5-2 vote last week means the pesticide and genetically modified crops disclosure bill vetoed by Mayor Bernard Carvalho will become law and go into effect in nine months.

Backers of the legislation say it's needed to protect public health and the environment, but opponents say the measure is legally flawed.

 
 
 

 

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