There has been a lot in the news recently about new GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) and pesticide testing in Hawaii. A number of pro surfers have banded together to raise awareness about the issue including Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Sebastian Zietz, and Dustin Barca. Also, a recent documentary was produced by pro surfer and activist Kyle Thiermann that is linked to below.
GMO crops include corn, canola, soy, sugar beets, and cotton, but more than 60 countries have banned or seriously restricted GMOs because they aren't considered to be safe. The US is not one of these countries, in fact, GMOs are in as much as 80% of conventionally processed food. Nearly 90% of corn, 94% of soy, and 90% of cottonseed grown in the U.S. are from genetically engineered seeds.
Hawaii is ground zero for new GMO and pesticide testing. The largest biotech agrichemical corporations in the world (including Syngenta, Monsanto, Pioneer, Dow Chemical, and BASF) are spraying toxic restricted use pesticides on GMO field trials near schools, hospitals, and residential neighborhoods.
This is where we need your help.
Share the video, sign the petition to evict Monsanto from the North Shore of Oahu, put the pressure on Hawaii state politicians, blame GMO companies and spread the word.
Also, buy organic and Non-GMO Project certified foods, ask your local restaurants if they have any non-GMO menu items, and shop at your local farmers market.
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