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Public make last, final pleas for Kauai's GMO billUPDATED 7:57 PM HST Nov 14, 2013Video Transcript
FOR VETO. BUT WE'RE NOT GOING AWAY ... BUT NEXT YEAR THERE MAY BE SOME OF YOU NOT ON THIS COUNCIL." Last minute pleas before what was expected to be a vote to override the Mayor's veto on Kauai's controversial GMO bill-- 2491. But council members within the last hour called for a recess until this Saturday. The bill relates to pesticide use and GMO disclosure. Supporters and opponents lined up outside the county building before today's meeting. There will be no more public testimony heard. On Saturday, Five of the six current council members would have to vote in favor of overriding the veto to make the bill into a county ordinance. Opponents of the bill argue state and federal investigations have concluded that current practices by biotech companies are safe and legal. Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho said the bill is "LEGALLY FLAWED"