Tuesday’s GMO bill hearing delayed


Tuesday’s special County Council Public Safety and Mass Transit meeting to discuss Bill 79, prohibiting genetically modified foods, has been canceled, County Clerk Stewart Maeda said this morning.

The meeting was a continuation of an earlier hearing on the bill, which attracted significant public testimony. The clerk and Council Chairman J Yoshimoto decided to cancel Tuesday’s meeting because of concerns relating to potential impacts from Tropical Storm Flossie.

A new date and time for the meeting will be announced by Friday, Maeda said.