Sep 27, 2014

Bring Back The Way of Aloha!

You Can Bring Back The Way of Aloha!
Hawaii is the Aloha State. The word Aloha holds within itself all one needs to know to interact rightfully in the natural world. These insights describe an attitude or way of life sometimes called "The Aloha Spirit" or "The Way of Aloha". It's a way of life that says I will not willfully harm anyone or anything, including our land. The earth, the sky, the sea are ours to care for, to cherish and to protect. This is Hawaiian - this is Aloha!

Major Agro Chemical companies have quietly turned Hawaii's Maui County into ground zero for GMO's - the largest open-air, experimental chemical and genetics test site in the world. These companies are willfully harming our land and perhaps the health of the people who live in Hawaii and the rest of the world. If you are not clear on GMO facts, like what are GMO's, are GMO's safe, are GMO's labeled, etc., click here. Click here for a list of countries that ban GMO crops and require GE food labels.

If you are a Maui County resident, please get out and vote YES on the Maui County Genetically Modified Organism Ban Initiative this November 4th. If approved this measure would prohibit any growth, testing or cultivation of genetically modified or engineered crops and would put a stop to any genetic modification and engineering operations in the county until environmental and public health studies are conducted to find out if the proposed cultivation practices are safe and harmless. For more information click here

The Hawaii Constitution states that the Public Trust Resources (including but not limited to the land, water, and air) shall be conserved and protected for current and future generations. This may be our last chance to vote against harmful experimental chemical testing in Maui County, that's why the Agro Chemical companies are spending so much money on TV commercials and direct mail, they are afraid of the Aloha Spirit. You can bring back that spirit, by voting YES on November 4th.  

To quote William Wallace's speech in the movie Braveheart "What I see here is a whole army of citizens in defiance of tyranny". MAHALO for your YES vote!

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POST SCRIPT: Today, November 4, Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences LOST the GMO initiative in Maui County by a margin of only 1,077 votes. Unfortunately only 48% of Hawaii's registered voters voted in this general election, the lowest turnout ever. Only 45,356 voters voted on the GMO initiative calling for a temporary ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops in Maui county. Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences spent $7.9 million dollars in advertising to win this county initiative, the most expensive campaign in U.S. history. If you do the math, they spent $362 per 'no' vote, money that could have been spent on testing their products. Monsanto is saying this morning that they will fight these results in court, which means even more money wasted. 

Mahalo to the people in Maui County who voted and a big MAHALO to those who voted 'Yes', The Aloha Spirit lives.
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