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We recently took a trip to the north shore of O‘ahu to cover the Pipeline surf contest and find out more about GMOs on the Islands. Some of the best surfers in the world – including Kelly Slater, Dustin Barca, John John Florence, and Sebastian Zietz – showed up for a protest in Haleiwa to say “No to GMOs”. We wanted to know why…
Turns out the Hawaiian Islands have become one of the main testing grounds for GMO corporations. These companies are spraying toxic pesticides near schools, hospitals, residential neighborhoods, and some of the world’s best surf. People are getting sick, and the land and water are being poisoned.
Specifically on the north shore of O‘ahu, Monsanto is leasing more than 1,000 acres from Kamehameha Schools. Kamehameha Schools is Hawaii’s largest private landowner with more than 365, 000 acres of land. Their stated mission is to “improve the capability and well-being of Hawaiians through education.” Yet by leasing land to Monsanto, they are putting Hawaiian residents and our beloved Islands at risk.
It’s time to put an end to this and you can help.
Tell Kamehameha Schools: it’s time to lead by example and do the right thing – EVICT MONSANTO!
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