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Lawmakers attend agricultural summit amid local concerns

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2015

    Ashley Lukens (far right) :

    She is director of Hawaii Center for Food Safety, a critic of GMOs

While members of Hawaii’s House Finance Committee were debating the upcoming budget for the Department of Agriculture during a hearing at the state Capitol on Friday, key lawmakers with oversight over agricultural policy were 4,000 miles away in Baton Rouge, La., at an ag conference sponsored and paid for by major corporations, including biotech giants Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto and Syngenta, which grow seed corn and conduct crop trials in Hawaii. Read more

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