Testimony in support of GMO Ban

In support of Bill 361

Aloha Council members:

I am a Kurtistown farmer of fruits and vegetables, including taro and
coffee, of 28 years. I urge you to support Bill 361. I have testified at
two previous hearings on the reasons why. Let me just say that the GMO
proponents claim of "coexistence" is bogus. It's the claim of the fox
wanting to co-exist with the hens in the hen house, the shark with the
fish in the fish pond, Wall St. with Main street. The big chemical
companies pushing GMOs have much in common with the Wall St. banksters.
It's all about monopoly capitalism. It's not about feeding people. It's
about greed and making a killing. GMOs, especially food crops, put at
risk contamination and the very sustainability of food production.

As for the claim it should be allowed in the lab -- the most secure lab
in the U.S. --Fort Detrick Maryland, was the source of the deadly
anthrax contamination of Congress and other sites that took several
people's lives. If security was breached there, there is no no lab,
anywhere, that can claim security for GMOs. Once GMOs are released,
there is no recall possible. I urge you to vote based on the
precautionary principle. Support bill 361. Future generations will thank
you. Mahalo.

Jim Albertini

Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O.Box AB

Kurtistown, Hawai'i 96760

phone: 808-966-7622

email: JA@interpac.net

Visit us on the web at: www.malu-ania.org
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Jim Albertini

Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O.Box AB

Kurtistown, Hawai'i 96760

phone: 808-966-7622

email: JA@interpac.net

Visit us on the web at: www.malu-ania.org

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