Kauai

Kauai: From Protestors to Lawyers

Mar 20, 2014
Wikipedia Commons
Wikipedia Commons

  On the west side of Kauai, many acres of former sugar cane fields have been converted to a major testing area for genetically modified seeds.

The battle over their future has now moved from protestors to attorneys.

As part of our continuing series “Genetically Engineered: Beyond Emotion,” we get details from HPR news contributor Joe Day on Kauai.

DLNR Investigates Kauai Lanternfish, Squid Die-Off

Jan 29, 2014
DLNR
DLNR

Between 500-800 lanternfish and squid were found dead or dying near Nawiliwili on Kauai. That’s according to Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Frazer McGilvray works in the DLNR’s Division of Aquatic Resources. He says they’ve partnered with U-S Geological Survey biologists to collect samples to identify potential causes.

Flickr / camerai2i
Flickr / camerai2i

A date has been set for a Kauai County Council meeting to vote on whether to accept or override Mayor Bernard Carvalho’s veto of Bill 2491.

The bill would require large agriculture companies to disclose the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops. The six-member council would need five votes to override the Mayor’s veto. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

GMO Debate Heats Up On Kauai

Oct 14, 2013
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Flickr / yeeyes

The next step in the battle on genetically modified organisms takes place on Kauai. The Kauai County Council is taking more time to consider a bill that would require companies to disclose the presence and use of pesticides and genetically modified crops. HPR’s Molly Solomon has the latest.

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