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Public Hearing for Bill No. 2491

Kauai County Council members: Jay Furfaro, Chair Nadine K. Nakamura, Vice Chair Tim Bynum, Gary L. Hooser, Ross Kagawa, Mel Rapozo and JoAnn A. Yukimura. In anticipation of a large turnout at the public hearing for Bill No. 2491, relating to Pesticides and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), the Kauai County Council will be holding the public hearing at the Kauai Community College (KCC) Performing Arts Center on July 31, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Bill No. 2491 proposes to address the following: Establish provisions governing the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms by requiring applicable entities to make various disclosures related to all pesticides and all genetically modified organisms; Require buffer zones for applicable entities; Require a temporary moratorium regarding genetically modified organisms; Address an Environmental Impact Statement, permitting, and open air testing of experimental pesticides and genetically modified organisms;…

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July 15, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for June 28

Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple Hole in the Mountain Farm has launched their website, www.kauaisugarloaf.com so you can ship a sweet taste of Kauai home. Owner Paul Huber, and his little dog assistant Panda, have planted 500 Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple in the last couple of weeks. They…

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June 28, 2013

Beekeepers and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA Over Bee-Toxic Pesticides

Our bees need protecting. Daniel Lane photo   Last Thursday, four beekeepers and five environmental and consumer groups filed a public interest lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its failure to protect pollinators from dangerous pesticides. The coalition, represented by attorneys for the Center for Food Safety (CFS), seeks suspension of the…

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March 26, 2013

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