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No one has to lose their job. Both Monsanto and Mycogen/Dow Chemical also grow conventional, non-GMO seed crops, which are not affected by this law.
No small farmers will be fined or go to jail and no gardens will be confiscated. GMO taro and coffee are already outlawed and GMO carrots, broccoli, tomatoes and other common produce don’t exist.
The only GMO crops currently available are BT Feed Corn, Soy Beans, Cotton, Canola, Sugar Beets, Alfalfa, BT Sweet Corn, Yellow Squash, Zuccini, and “Rainbow” papaya. The Maui farmers we talked to avoid
GMO “Rainbow” papaya because people won’t buy it.
Any GMO plants currently in the ground can stay. Any new plantings will have to be the Non-GMO kind.
This is not a pesticide law and does not restrict a local farmer’s right to choose which pesticides to use.