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Mayor Kenoi Signs Bill 113, restricts future GMO growing

On November 19th the Hawai'i County Council voted 6-3 in favor of Bill 113 (Council members Onishi, Yoshimoto and Ilagan voted Against), which restricts future cultivation of GMO crops on Hawai'i Island.  Mayor Kenoi, who faced substantial political pressure to veto the bill, instead signed Bill 113 into law on December 5th with a strong statement advocating local control of agriculture in Hawai'i County: "With this new ordinance we are conveying that instead of global agribusiness corporations, we want to encourage and support community-based farming and ranching."

For the complete text of Mayor Kenoi's powerful position supporting Bill 113 and sustainable agriculture, CLICK HERE.


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