By Imani Altemus-Williams / Waging Nonviolence
At 9 am on an overcast morning in paradise, hundreds of protesters gathered in traditional Hawaiian chant and prayer. Upon hearing the sound of the conch shell, known here as Pū, the protesters followed a group of women towards Monsanto’s grounds.
“A’ole GMO,” cried the mothers as they marched alongside Monsanto’s cornfields, located only feet from their homes on Molokai, one of the smallest of Hawaii’s main islands. In a tiny, tropical corner of the Pacific that has warded off tourism and development, Monsanto’s fields are one of only a few corporate entities that separates the bare terrain of the mountains and oceans.
- Native Hawaiians standing up against use of land for GMO experiments (aboriginalpress.wordpress.com)
- Native Hawaiians standing up against use of land for GMO experiments (dgrnewsservice.org)
- The Struggle To Reclaim Paradise (news.yourolivebranch.org)
- Nutrex Hawaii to Showcase Non-GMO Project Verified Spirulina Pacifica Superfood at 2013 Natural Products Expo West (prweb.com)
- Monsanto, ag interests win GMO food labeling fight in Hawaii (stltoday.com)
- BioTech Lies Exposed: GMO Corn Contains Practically No Nutrients, Loaded with Chemical Poisons (leaksource.wordpress.com)
- March Against Monsanto – May 25, 2013 (sunnyromy.wordpress.com)
- Even the NY Times is now rejecting Monsanto GMO science (pakalertpress.com)