Hawaii GMO labeling petition
  • Petitioned Hawaii State Legislature

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Hawaii State Legislature
Hawaii-02
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Hawaii GMO labeling petition

    1. L. Hoover
    2. Petition by

      L. Hoover

      Kailua, HI

 

•The Monsanto Corporation has purchased thousands of acres in Hawaii in order to grow genetically modified (GM) crops. (Big Island Weekly)

•These GM crops lead to lower food output at a greater cost to farmers, the environment, and your health.  This lower output has the potential to double food prices. (The Future of Food and Farming, Official Govt. Report U.K.)

•The genetic mutations of GM crops spread to other farms through a process called “cross contamination” via wind and bees and contaminate local crops. Over 50% of local papaya has been unintentionally contaminated by genetic modification. (hawaiiseed.org)

• When local farms are contaminated by the GM crops, Monsanto sues local farmers for patent infringement, drives the farmers into bankruptcy, and buys the land.  They now own 85% of all corn and soy crops in the world. Monsanto has forbidden many farmers in other states from saving their own seeds. (Food Inc.)

•Monsanto causes high rates of pollution through a commonly used pesticide called “Roundup,” which contaminates air, and ground water, as it does not biodegrade. (Australian Journal of Agricultural Research)

•The pesticides and fertilizers that Monsanto uses are linked to causing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, imbalanced hormones in children, DNA damage, low testosterone, endocrine disruption, liver cancer, meningitis, infertility, skin cancer, and kidney damage. (J. Soc. Biol. , Chem. ResToxicol., Toxicological Sciences, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety)

•Monsanto has an unfortunate reputation with pesticides, as it was one of 3 primary developers of Agent Orange in Vietnam.(BBC)

•Monsanto has had documented incidents of trespass into private Hawaii farmland, in which the corporation used aerial crop dusters to contaminate farmers’ soil, which courts have ruled an unlawful trespass to land.  (Hon. Weekly)

•Monsanto owns the “terminator gene” patent, a genetic sequence inserted into seeds, which renders the seeds and crops they produce sterile.  No one denies that this could spread to other crops.  (Time Magazine)


•Hawaii residents deserve the right to make informed choices about what they eat!

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    1. Reached 750 signatures

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    • David Hayes SOMONAUK, IL
      • 6 months ago

      I love Hawaii Ban GMO,s from your state

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    • David Garza BREMEN, IN
      • 6 months ago

      I do not want to eat GMO's and that is my right as a US citizen!

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    • Lani Felicitas AIEA, HI
      • 6 months ago

      Regardless of GMO farming in Hawaii, people have the right to know what is in their food to make informed decisions on what they put in their bodies. Countries in Asia and Europe have enforced GMO labeling for years, why aren't we?

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    • Debra Aldi BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90211, CA
      • 7 months ago

      Please get GMO's OUT OF OUR LIVES!

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    • Luke Reynolds PENDLETON, OR
      • 7 months ago

      I do not believe that we should so casually alter the genetics of the foods we eat. This is insanity.

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