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Kauai council takes more time on pesticides, GMOs

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - The Kauai County Council is taking more time to consider legislation regulating the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops.

The council will resume its discussions on Tuesday.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. asked the council to defer the bill for two months to allow time to hold discussions with the state.

The Garden Island reported County Managing Director Gary Heu told the council its timetable for implementing the ordinance is "unrealistic." Heu says enforcing the bill's provisions with limited county resources would be "challenging at best."

The bill would require Kauai's largest agricultural companies to disclose the presence and use of genetically modified crops and pesticides. It would also establish buffer zones around schools, hospitals, homes and other areas.

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