Hawaii anti-GMO activists influence policy by spreading fear of biotech

| | October 28, 2013
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Reason’s Ronald Bailey explores Hawaii’s anti-GMO activists, who spread false information to advance their political goals.

Both the Hawaii County and Kauai County bills claim that they are intended to protect Hawaii’s environment from contamination by biotech crops. Some 90 percent of the biotech crops grown in Hawaii is seed corn; the rest is seed soybeans and canola. None of these crops can commingle with nor pollinate any native Hawaiian species. Fears about the “uncontrolled spread of genetically engineered organisms” are overblown. After all, no forests, swamps, or prairies anywhere have been overrun with domesticated corn, soy, or canola plants that have gone wild.

Read the full, original story here: “In Search of Frankencorn in Hawaii”


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