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Agricultural law is focus of campaign

Candidates hoping to replace the Garden Isle's chief executive part ways with him on the GMO issue

By Rosemarie Bernardo

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 28, 2014

~~<p>Three candidates in Kauai County's mayoral race strongly oppose operations of seed companies on the lush island, while incumbent Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. seeks to strike a balance between the community and the biotech industry.</p>
<p>Carvalho is vying for a second four-year term as mayor, running against Debralynn DeSilva Carveiro and first-time candidates Dustin Barca and Curtis Hendrix Lake. Pesticides and growth of genetically engineered crops by biotech companies are central issues in this year's nonpartisan race.</p>
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Three candidates in Kauai County's mayoral race strongly oppose operations of seed companies on the lush island, while incumbent Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. seeks to strike a balance between the community and the biotech industry.

Carvalho is vying for a second four-year term as mayor, running against Debralynn DeSilva Carveiro and first-time candidates Dustin Barca and Curtis Hendrix Lake. Pesticides and growth of genetically engineered crops by biotech companies are central issues in this year's nonpartisan race. Login for more...



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