Hawaii approves new GMO legislation bans import of all GMOS.

hawaiiThe on Agriculture in Hawaii passed a bill requiring labelling on genetically modified food, (). The bill was legislated on Thursday.  Hawaii, thus becomes one of the first official states in the to require labelling.

The bill was amended so that it only applies to import produce from outside Hawaii, leaving a considerable legislative for locally produced GMOS.
However, the bill is a .

A number of testified before the , citing concern about the lack of current labelling and that they have a right to know whether their food has been genetically modified.

Jessica , the Hawaiian on agriculture stated that as the bill only affects produce brought in from outside of Hawaii, it benefits local farms and won’t cause to rise.

It remains to be seen how this bill can be enforced and who will be testing any import products into Hawaii for content.

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Sustainable Agriculture

 

 

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