Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bleeding of Aloha: Ugliness of the anti-GMO movement in Hawaii

Joni Kamiya | October 21, 2014 | Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

The last two years have been very tumultuous here in our state in regards to biotechnology. With a 12 month growing season, Hawaii is one of the great places for the large ag companies to run their breeding programs. With anti-GMO/anti-corporate ag sentiment on the rise, Hawaii has been the subject of the heavy hand of activism based in fear and misinformation. It hasn’t been pretty.

Here’s a summary of what’s happening across our state, county by county.

Last year, in the county of Kauai, the notorious anti-GMO bill to create buffer zones and disclosure for the spraying of pesticides was passed and then invalidated in federal court. This did not stop the mainland based SHAKA Movement from managing to garner some 9000 signatures to get an anti-GMO, anti-ag bill placed on the ballot in the county of Maui.....To Read More.....

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