GMO meeting on Monday


A bill before the Hawaii County Council to restrict the use of genetically modified crops will be the subject of a meeting next week held by GMO Free Hawaii Island.

The meeting, from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Science and Technology Building, Room 108, will feature a presentation from Hawaii County Councilwoman Margaret Wille and Hector Valenzuela, a vegetable crops extension specialist with UH-Manoa.

The meeting is open to the public.

GMO Free Hawaii Island, a coalition of isle residents concerned about genetically modified food, will also provide a short presentation and movie before the speakers begin.

The legislation under discussion is Bill 79.

 

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