Hawaii farmers, ranchers: ‘We are under attack from a vocal minority’

Farmers, ranchers and floral and nursery growers have written a letter to the Hawaii County Council, urging them to vote no on Hawaii County’s anti-GMO Bill 113. “We are under attack for using a tool–biotechnology–that is regulated and approved for use,” the letter states. The letter stresses the safety of genetically modified crops and reiterates that all food and plants grown on the island are regulated by state and federal laws.

You know us.  We are your friends, relatives and neighbors.  We are proud and honored to produce food for our communities and for our own families.  And like you, we believe in transparency.  That’s why we open our farms and ranches to allow interested folks the opportunity to see how their food is produced.  Thousands of school children and community members have accepted invitations to tour our farms and ranches. We ask you to use facts, not the unfounded fear that is spread across the Internet, to form your opinions about what we do.

Read the full, original story here: “Ag Letter to the Hawaii County Community & Council on Bill 113 Opposition”

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