What are the thoughts on the street about Bill 2491 passing?

“I have a lot of family and friends that work for the companies and that is what supplies the food on their tables. I think they are affected by that a lot.”

Scotty Emberson, Waimea

“It’s not a bad thing but it’s not a good thing. For these seed companies to come here, I don’t think it’s a bad thing as long as it’s contained.”

Sheryl Marie, Kapaa

“I think it’s good for the families and especially for the children where they play.”

Esmenia Balderas, Hanapepe Heights

“My family is really happy about it. My wife and I live in the Waimea Valley and are really involved in this issue. This was a watered down bill and there is still work to be done to make sure the companies cooperate.”

Jason Schmidt, Waimea Valley

“I believe that both sides have a really good opportunity to make their case, but I think we need more information. I respect the thoughts that I have heard and read from both sides, but I don’t have enough information to make a concrete decision.”

Gerry Petrella, Wailua

“The bill was already passed in my mind, but what was surprising was how long it took.”

Jason Ellingson, Moloaa


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