No to GMOs in Hawaii. Hawaii could become the first region in the United States to completely ban GMOs. The revolution is already underway, island after island. The island of Kauai has already approved a proposal to prevent its territory from being invaded by biotech multinationals and contaminated by the use of herbicides and pesticides. Now the word goes to the inhabitants of the island of Maui, who have drawn up a petition to suspend the production of GMOs.
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Le Hawaii could become the first region of the United States a which will completely ban the GM. The revolution is already underway, island after island. L'island of Kauai has already approved a proposal to prevent its territory from being invaded by biotech multinationals and contaminated by the use of herbicides and pesticides. Now the word goes to inhabitants of the island of Maui, who have developed one petition per suspend the production of GMOs.
Maui is the second largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. On the major island, or Big Island, the local council has already given its approval to an ordinance to ban the production of GMOs on the island, which in recent years has mainly concerned the cultivation of papaya.
After local approval, the proposal has turned into a real law, which has ensured that the Big Island remains protected from GMOs and contamination caused by the use of potentially toxic chemicals in agriculture. It will not be easy to convince the growers of papaya gmo to change course, but a first significant step has now been taken.
Now a activist group dell 'Maui island gave birth to one petition to give the green light to one temporary moratorium on GM crops and seeds, while an independent study will verify their environmental impact, in view of a permanent decision. Activists have already highlighted the increase in the use of pesticides and fertilizers, favored by biotech industries, which has occurred in recent years.
The petition will have to collect 8500 signatures among the inhabitants of the island by March 31 in order to be officially voted in the month of November. The multinationals are already in action to ascertain the restrictions on the use of pesticides and GMOs on the Hawaiian Islands, with particular reference to Syngenta, Basf, DuPont e Agrigenetics.
In their opinion, the laws already passed in Kauai would be unconstitutional but, as reported by Natural News, there is nothing unconstitutional in approving a proposal supported by the majority of citizens. Furthermore, the claims of multinationals they should never trample on the rights of the inhabitants. With the presentation of the new petition, the debate on the ban on GMOs is destined to continue. With the hope that Hawaii can make school, at least in the US.
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