Victory for Kauai GMO opponentsUPDATED 7:06 PM HST Nov 16, 2013Video Transcript
Good evening, I'm Pamela Young. A victory on Kauai for opponents of GMO's. In a rare Saturday session, the County Council voted to override the mayor's veto of a bill designed to regulate pesticide use and genetically modified organisms. The Council met today after recessing Thursday when it did not have the votes to override the veto. But a quorum was reached with the appointment of new member Mason Chock on Friday. Mayor Carvalho defended his veto saying the bill is legally flawed. TAPE 1 - 26:13-27 IN THE END, IT DIDN'T MATTER IF I AGREED WITH THE INTENT OF THE BILL TAPE 1 - 26:25-32 WHAT MATTERED WAS THAT I FOLLOWED THE LAWS THAT I AM SWORN TO UPHOLD. TAPE 2 - 16:36 - 41 WE HAVE MANY LAWYERS WHO SAID THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS BILL. IT WAS SOLID, AND WE HAVE NINE MONTHS TO IMPLEMENT IT. Bill 2491 requires large farms to disclose the use of pesticides and GMOs. It also sets up pesticide buffer zones around buildings, roads and waterways that lead to the ocean. The bill takes affect in nine months.