First, I strongly urge the residents of Maui County to vote no on the anti-GMO initiative. Why? Basically, the ballot initiative, if passed, will not allow any planting of GMOs in Maui until a study is completed. And who knows how long that will be? The effect of this initiative moratorium study will put some 600 workers on Maui and Molokai out of a job until the study is complete.
Second, there have been over 2,000 different safety studies done by the seed companies, universities and independent agricultural researchers proving the safety of GMOs. Plus the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture have approved the growing of GMO crops.
Is there someone on Maui that is more knowledgeable about GMOs than these organizations? Or doesn't anyone on Maui believe in scientific research done by reputable and recognized scientific organizations?
Third, who on Maui has the scientific credentials to re-evaluate GMOs after the federal government has approved them?