"When you plant kalo, everything else falls into place."

Posted by Miwa at Mar 04, 2009 08:58 PM |
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From TheLEDGE, supporting passage of Taro Protection Bill (HB1663), banning the genetic modification of taro in Hawaii.

“And so I come here to plea that you would give Haloa our older brother, the protection that he needs.”

You can support by telling decision-makers that GMO-taro is wrong for Hawaii…

Genetic engineering of taro into a genetically modified organism (GMO) is an irreversible, experimental technique that has not been scientifically proven safe for human and environmental health, and has not been approved or accepted by the community. GMO-taro is of serious concern to consumers, farmers, Native Hawaiians, and scientists. The practice of genetically modifying and patenting taro, a unique and sacred heritage plant and food resource, is unethical and unwisely poses risks to the people and lands of Hawaii.

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