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VIDEO: Council withdraws GMO bill 79 after discussion | Big Island …

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Bill 79 would effectively ban new genetically modified organisms on the island, although there would be some exemptions – like the transgenic papayas that are a big part of Hawaii Island’s papaya industry, or the ornamental …

Russell Roberts‘s insight:

The bill’s sponsor, Hawaii County Councilwoman Margaret Wille, says she is reframing the bill and will introduce it again.  The GMO issue has provoked a serious debate on Hawaii Island and Kauai.  Aloha, Russ.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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