The media did not report that on the Opening Day of the State Legislature, the people of Hawaii reclaimed their power to determine what we will grow and eat in these Islands. The presence of esteemed Dr. Vandana Shiva was marginalized by simply calling her an anti-GMO activist from India. The few well-paid GMO employees and lobbyists who believe their own lies were outnumbered by those seeking a return to self sustenance. Perhaps they and the scientists who developed the papaya and other crops that are slowly killing us realize that they are scorned for the damage they have done, and people have uncovered the frightened biotech wizard behind the curtain.
Just as the sugar and pineapple moguls abandoned Hawaii when they no longer saw the profits reaped on the backs of immigrants and poisoning of the land, so will GMO corporations slink away to find another gullible population that welcome their tainted money.
With perseverance we can restore our ‘aina. After hundreds of years of misuse of natural resources, we must revive the lands as nature intended, growing healthy food and living in harmony with the ideal conditions that these chemical companies have controlled for ill-begotten wealth and self-glorification.
Dr. Melissa L. Yee Seeds of Truth Makiki, HI