01/06/2014 05:42 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

The Big Island's GMO Debate

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KONA, Hawaii — From the moment the bill to ban genetically engineered crops on the island of Hawaii was introduced in May 2013, it garnered more vocal support than any the County Council here had ever considered, even the perennially popular bids to decriminalize marijuana.

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