Is Maui’s Mayor Arakawa really so ignorant about GMO Crops and the Moratorium? Or is there something else going on here?
Big Ag has nothing to do with GMO Papaya or Squash. Both are petty and insignificant when compared to the damage that Monsanto & Dow’s GMO production may be doing to Maui County.
We want simple tests.
The GMO Moratorium specifically addresses “Knowingly Cultivating GMO Crops”.
What does spreading Chicken Feed, that may or may not have GMO corn seed in it, have to do with “Knowingly Cultivating GMO Crops”? Nothing.
Is he innocently confusing “knowingly growing GMO crops” with the remote potential of simply unknowingly possessing unlabeled GMO corn seed from chicken feed? Or is he deliberately trying to mislead you into voting in support of Monsanto’s interest?
Seriously? GMO Soy from Dog Food and Shoyu Sauce will sprout and grow in your yard?
The Mayor isn’t really as stupid as his comments make him sound. Instead, he’s tying really hard to mislead you to vote in favor of Monsanto.
That’s not Pono and as a county official its not legal either.
Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes
§ 5-7.5 “Aloha Spirit”. (a) “Aloha Spirit” is the coordination of mind and heart within each person. It brings each person to the self. Each person must think and emote good feelings to others. In the contemplation and presence of the life force, “Aloha”, the following unuhi laulā loa may be used:
“Akahai”, meaning kindness to be expressed with tenderness;
“Lōkahi”, meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony;
“ʻOluʻolu” meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness;
“Haʻahaʻa”, meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty;
“Ahonui”, meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance.
These are traits of character that express the charm, warmth and sincerity of Hawaii’s people. It was the working philosophy of native Hawaiians and was presented as a gift to the people of Hawaiʻi. ”Aloha” is more than a word of greeting or farewell or a salutation. ”Aloha” means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. “Aloha” is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence. ”Aloha” means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.
(b) In exercising their power on behalf of the people and in fulfillment of their responsibilities, obligations and service to the people, the legislature, governor, lieutenant governor, executive officers of each department, the chief justice, associate justices, and judges of the appellate, circuit, and district courts may contemplate and reside with the life force and give consideration to the “Aloha Spirit”. [L 1986, c 202, § 1]