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Local control is best way to subdue abusive agribusiness

By Gary Hooser

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 23, 2014

~~<p>Taking away county authority to regulate agriculture and/or pesticides is both bad policy and bad politics.</p>
<p>Last year Monsanto and its friends at the state Legislature attempted to slip through Senate Bill 727, literally taking away the counties' right to protect health and life. It's no secret it will be trying again this session to both avoid any new regulation and to nullify existing laws passed in both Kauai and Hawaii counties.</p>
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Taking away county authority to regulate agriculture and/or pesticides is both bad policy and bad politics.

Last year Monsanto and its friends at the state Legislature attempted to slip through Senate Bill 727, literally taking away the counties' right to protect health and life. It's no secret it will be trying again this session to both avoid any new regulation and to nullify existing laws passed in both Kauai and Hawaii counties. Login for more...



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