Council looking to Override Mayor Kim’s GMO Veto and Looking for Advisory Commission

Hawaii County Council members will hold a Hilo special meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 13 to consider overriding the veto. Based upon comments from some council members on Wednesday, it appears the override will be successful…

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A resolution to establish a genetically modified organism advisory commission for the Big Island is slated for discussion during Thursday’s Hawaii County Council committee meetings.

North Kona Councilman Angel Pilago, acting on a suggestion made by Mayor Harry Kim, penned the resolution requesting the administration form a commission that would further “research and discussion of genetic engineering to determine the appropriateness of the use of transgenic crops…”

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