Bill 2491 would have required agribusinesses that purchase or use more than five pounds or 15 gallons of restricted use pesticides annually to disclose all types of pesticides they spray on their fields and to implement buffer zones near schools, dwellings, medical facilities, public roadways, shorelines and waterways.
"I have always said I agree with the intent of this bill to provide for pesticide use disclosure, create meaningful buffer zones and conduct a study on the health and environmental issues relating to pesticide use on
Under the bill, agricultural companies would have been required to provide annual reports of genetically modified crops grown on fields to the
Agribusinesses also would have been required to disclose where the genetically modified crops were being grown and dates of when each crop was initially planted.
Companies affected by the bill would have included Syngeta Hawaii,
The council voted 6-1 to approve Bill 2491 in the early-morning hours of
Before the council's vote, Carvalho requested a one-month deferral to hold discussions with the state on the enforcement of the bill's disclosure and buffer zones. Council Chairman
The final draft of the bill sent to the mayor's office for approval focused on regulating pesticide use by agribusinesses.
Biotech companies favor
Bill supporters say the ordinance is necessary to protect public health and the island's environment.
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