Hawaii’s Kaua’i county council has passed unprecedented restrictions on the cultivation of GMO crops – A huge victory!

According to Natural News, the island of Kaua’i reached a milestone when the city council passed measure 2491, which places unprecedented new restrictions on toxic agricultural chemicals frequently used in conjunction with GMOs.
Few people realize that Kaua’i is ground zero for chemical experimentation in agriculture. The island hosts 15,000 acres of crop lands which are experimentally exploited by biotech companies and chemical manufacturers. As a result, Hawaiians who live on Kaua’i are exposed to a toxic cocktail of synthetic chemicals on a routine basis.
The bill passed by a vote of 6 to 1, with councilman Mel Rapozo siding with the biotech industry and voting no. Hawaii Governor Abercrombie appears to be set against the bill and tried to block its passage. The biotech industry, as usual, has been busily engaged in false, defamatory, deceptive and even criminal actions in trying to block this city council measure. The industry, for example, routinely bribes scientists to publicly oppose bills restricting GMOs while falsely claiming they have no financial ties to the industry.
For more information, log onto:
http://www.naturalnews.com/042545_Kauai_measure_2491_GMOs.html#ixzz2hyteZu3k
The protection provisions of 2491 require:
• Buffer zones between chemical fields and schools, parks, beaches and hospitals.
• Disclosure of GMO crops (until now, they have largely remained a secret).
• Public notification before chemical spraying so that concerned citizens can leave the area and limit their exposure.
• A county-level environmental assessment of the potentially hazardous effects of the toxic chemicals being sprayed on agricultural crops.
• Full disclosure of the exact pesticides and herbicides being sprayed, as well as location details of where spraying is taking place.
To see some fascinating and interesting clips regarding the horrifying truth about the issues of GMO cultivation, pesticide use and more, one can easily log onto:
https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiGMOJustice

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