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Federal, state officials talk GMOs at Maui council

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:41 a.m. HST, Jul 02, 2014

WAILUKU, Hawaii >> U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials told a Maui County Council committee they haven't heard of any health issues related to eating genetically engineered rainbow papaya.

EPA biotechnology special assistant Chris Wozniak told the committee Tuesday eating rainbow papaya is the same as eating a papaya with a virus, which is a "common occurrence."

The Maui News reported a Maui doctor told the committee there could still be risks. Dr. Lorrin Pang says just because it occurs naturally, doesn't make it safe.

The committee is reviewing a voter-initiated measure that would place a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified organisms in Maui County. On Tuesday, the committee heard from officials with the EPA and state departments of agriculture and health.

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poipoo wrote:
Chris Wozniak is insane.
on July 2,2014 | 03:46PM
serious wrote:
Bring in Al Gore, or someone else with minimum knowledge on the subject. They are debating an item due to a surge of protests from people who don't know the answers and being subjected to officials who also don't have a clue. It's like trying the find Big Foot!!! Does he exist? Prove it!!
on July 3,2014 | 04:29AM
kalaoa wrote:
Next, ban insulin on Maui and the rest of the state as it comes from GMO. Go back to extract from cattle organs.
on July 3,2014 | 07:48AM
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