Protest Today of GMO corn on Hawaii Island
A group of about 25 people from Kohala, Hamakua, Hilo and Puna joined together in a peaceful protest of 700 acres of GMO (Monsanto genetically engineered) corn being grown by Big Island dairy at the 30 mile marker on the Hamakua Coast. The sign holding along Hwy 19 took place from 6:30-9:30 and included such signs as “Big Island dairy 700 acres of GMO corn”, “Aloha Aina: A call to Action,” and “No GMO!” The event was initiated by Eden Peart of Honoka’a. The Hamkua Ag plan calls for the area to be GMO-Free so next steps will be looking into how to honor that Ag plan. Big island dairy has been bought by a U.S. mainland company. The GMO corn is visible on the mauka side of Hwy 19 at the 30 mile marker.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:36By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report
Rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn or exposed to the company’s popular Roundup herbicide developed tumors and suffered severe organ damage, according to a French study released on Wednesday.