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"Jungle John" Korpi and Brian Murphy, June 7,2012, demonstrating opposition to GMO contamination,
in front of Monsanto headquarters, Kihei, Maui.

GMO
Gotta GO!

Hawaii hosts the largest number of experimental biotech crop trials in the US. Ten million pounds of GE seed corn is grown in Hawaii and is valued at approximately $250 million a year.

Maui folks gathered at:

Monsanto Headquarters on Maui
2111 Piilani Highway
Near the intersection of Kanani Road and Piilani Highway
, on Oct. 11, 2011.

View MCCFDIA's video of the event:

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GMO labeling and reporting bills submitted to Hawaii's 2012 legislature

On Oct. 7th, 2011, the Maui County Council offered a proposed resolution entitled "APPROVING FOR INCLUSION IN THE 2012 HAWAII STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE A STATE BILL REQUIRING THE LABELING OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD PRODUCTS," it was submitted to the Hawaii legislature as Senate Bill 2279. The bill was re-referred to AGL/ENE, CPN/JDL on 1/25/12, but no further action has been taken.

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Senate Bill No. 712, relating to genetically engineered plants was carried over to 2012 Regular Session, but no further action was taken. The purpose of this Act is to:

     (1)  Require growers and testers of genetically engineered plants in the State of Hawaii to notify the department of agriculture regarding the existence of genetically engineered plants; and

     (2)  Require the department of agriculture to make certain information about genetically modified plant projects accessible to the public.


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Photo courtesy of Lala McKays
Kihei, Maui, Hi, 10/11/11.

"WE HAVE THE POWER" to create laws that we want
and to change laws that we do not want.

The power is called "The Initiative Power."

Email us your GMO petitions and links. Mahalo.

MCCFDIA supports banning all GMO products from Hawaii.

We want to see your beautiful face in our "Ban GMO' video!



Maui citizens are showing their opposition to genetically modified organisms on Maui. Make your own ban GMO mask and join our opposition to GMO's on Maui. Email your pictures to us and we'll add you to our video, and we will be snapping more "Ban GMO" pics at local events.

Hawaii is the world's leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed corn. It is now our state's number one crop, according to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA).

WARNING:

Maui's food supply is already contaminated
with large amounts of GMO products.



The well known Monsanto "BT Corn" is not the only genetically modified crop in Hawaii. Many of the fruits and vegetables that are grown here on Maui are already GMO's. The majority of papayas grown on 170 farms on Oahu and the Big Island are genetically modified.

Pick up a box of cereal or other packaged food at the grocery store, and chances are you’re looking at a genetically modified product. The center for Food Safety estimates that more than 70 percent of the processed foods in U.S. grocery stores contain some genetically modified ingredients — mostly corn or soy.

Products that contain pesticides, which were purposely engineered into the foods that we eat, pose serious dangers to our health and to our delicate ecosystems.




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Links to learn more about GMO news:

BOSS GMO
by Tiffany Hervey, Jan. 4, 2012, Cover Story, Honolulu Weekly.

Molokai Group Fights for GMO Labeling Legislation
, by Wendy Osher, Feb. 6, 2012, Maui Now.

Say no to genetic engineering, greenpeace.

KU-E IA KE KALO GMO: ... na Laiana Wong.

10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs by Jeffrey Smith

Maturnal/fetal utero-placental toxicities at PubMed

Genetically-engineered corn gets hit by 'super bugs' by Eve Troeh .


View a List of all Hawaii bills regarding genetically-engineered Products

 

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GMO corn Maui ban

Monsanto's BT corn reported failing in several states, by GM Watch.



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