GMO March Saturday On Molokai

From The Molokai Dispatch:

Every Saturday during the month of March, thousands of individuals across Hawaii, have been marching to express their love for the land, the ocean, and their desire to protect them from genetically modified organisms (GMO) chemical testing and farming. Participants have included families with their children, local farmers, and advocates for food safety. Marches have already been held in Hale`iwa, Oahu (March 2), Kauai (March 9), Hawaii Island (March 16), and Maui (March 23) and the final march will take place here on Molokai on Saturday, March 30.

Supported by Hawaii SEED, Moms on a Mission – Molokai, Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition, and Aloha `Aina, the Molokai march will focus on moving forward for a safer and healthier today and tomorrow for our keiki. Moms on a Mission – Molokai encourages all those in support of labeling GMOs and those who are concerned about the impacts of chemical pesticides (used to grow GMO seeds), on our land and water, our limited resources, and the health of our children, to participate this Saturday.

The opening ceremony will be held near Kulana `Oiwi at 8 a.m., where the march will begin at 9 a.m. The march will conclude on the library lawn at 10 a.m. with live music by Bryson and Friends, keiki activities, speakers, an information booth and a potluck meal. Speakers will include Dustin Barca, professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and surfer from North Shore of Oahu, as well as state Rep. Jessica Wooley, Chair for the House Agriculture Committee. Read the full story.

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Photo courtesy Big Blue Ocean.

—Chad Blair

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