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Maui petition pushes to get anti-GMO initiative on ballot

By Rosemarie Bernardo

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 03, 2014

~~<p>A group of Maui residents has launched a petition drive to put before voters a proposal to suspend all farming operations involving genetically engineered crops in Maui County.</p>
<p>The initiative proposes putting in place a temporary moratorium on large-scale farming of genetically modified organisms while an environmental public health impact statement is conducted and reviewed by the Maui County Council. The report would entail an investigation of environmental concerns tied to cultivating GMOs and pesticide use on crops.</p>
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A group of Maui residents has launched a petition drive to put before voters a proposal to suspend all farming operations involving genetically engineered crops in Maui County.

The initiative proposes putting in place a temporary moratorium on large-scale farming of genetically modified organisms while an environmental public health impact statement is conducted and reviewed by the Maui County Council. The report would entail an investigation of environmental concerns tied to cultivating GMOs and pesticide use on crops. Login for more...



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