Rep. Mayor, Harry Kim is intending to veto this bill banning GMO on taro and coffee on the Big Island.
Thanks to Richard Daimond and his Kauai Museletter:
Ban on GMO-Taro & Coffee Passed!
Mahalo from the heart! Ban on GMO-Taro & Coffee Passed!
following is a summary: please go to this link to read more:
Mahalo a nui loa !
Lokahi a lanakila. – Through unity comes victory.
Thanks to broad, resounding public support, Bill 361–to ban the growing
of genetically modified taro and coffee on the Big
PASSED UNANIMOUSLY at the Hawaii County Council meeting on Wednesday,
1,000 people wrote on behalf of protecting these important heritage
plants, and over 100 testified in person.
Growers are Heard: We DO NOT WANT GMOs!
Strong-arm Tactics by Biotech Continue.
* You can support our work, learn more, and get involved at:
What this GMO Ban Does
This bill effectively places a ban on the testing, propagation,
cultivation. introduction and release of genetically modified taro and
coffee on the island of Hawaii. The penalty for violating this ban is a
What is a GMO?
GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are patented plant mutants created
by inserting genes from one species into another unrelated species using
virus & bacteria to transfer the genes. For example, forcing wheat genes
into taro, or bacteria genes into corn. Organic food growers have rejected
GMO, and GMO foods cannot be certified as organic. GMO food safety has
never been proven on humans. This experimental technique is crude and
imprecise, unsafe, unnatural and rejected by the governments of most
nations and the majority of the world’s population.
Natural kope & kalo are just fine, thank you.
Together, our good work makes a difference, as has been shown with this
monumental victory on the Island of Hawai’i.
Thank you to all who support and continue to be vigilant in protecting
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