Millions Against Monsanto, an outreach of the Organic Consumers Association, has conducted a nearly year-long petition drive and "Right2Know" campaign concerning the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food. These activities will culminate with a global day of action on World Food Day on Sunday, Oct. 16.
Millions Against Monsanto Hawai'i will stage a protest vigil in front of Monsanto offices in Kihei near the intersection of Kanani Road and Pi'ilani Highway from 9 a.m. to noon in support of the global World Food Day actions.
Recently, the Maui County Council heard testimony on a bill to require mandatory labeling of GMOs, which, if passed by county councils statewide, will be included in the Hawai'i State Association of Counties' legislative package for the upcoming session.
Maui United in Front of Monsanto on World Food Day supports the "Right2Know" food-labeling bill. Millions Against Monsanto further calls on Monsanto to end the illusion that GMOs feed the world and open-field testing of GMOs, and to stop its use of arable lands for seed crops with which to exploit farmers worldwide with patented seeds, according to event organizers.
Information about these issues will be available for distribution at the event.
Join the event page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=275011169190711 and visit MillionsAgainstMonsanto.org for more information.