Barbara H. Peterson on November 25th, 2013

The priority is to send a hard copy letter to Mayor Kenoi immediately, as he may be planning to veto the bill in the next couple of days.

Continue reading about Bill 113 Hawaii GMO Ban – It’s not a done deal yet – Mayor could veto

Barbara H. Peterson on September 7th, 2012

When the biotech industry decides to use the lands and people of Hawaii as its test guinea pig, local farmers, activists, researchers, and others speak out.

Continue reading about Islands at Risk: GMO in Hawaii

Barbara H. Peterson on June 12th, 2012

For over 20 years, Hawai’i has been the global center for the open-field testing of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), including pharmaceutical crops. Over 5,000 experimental tests have been conducted by Monsanto, Dow, Dupont/Pioneer, Syngenta and BASF that spray chemicals on an almost daily basis on our most valuable lands. They are supported by tax-breaks, and beneficial relationships with landowners, regulators and politicians. We estimate GMO companies own or lease 40,000 — 60,000 acres that are sprayed with over 70 different chemicals.

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