If Douglas Henry and others had read my recent letter to the editor they would have seen I agree that GMOs should be labeled just as kosher and organic foods are labeled. Please re-read my letter you’re commenting on (GMOs = Great Meal Offering, 06-10-13).
Mr. Henry and others missed my point. My point was that GMOs really aren’t the anti-Christ. The papaya industry was rescued in 1998 with the birth of the rainbow papaya during the ringspot virus invasion. Commercialized in 1998, the Rainbow papaya produced immediate results, single-handedly rescuing one of Hawaii’s major industries.
Genetic modification has made it possible for barren couples to conceive with the process of in vitro fertilization.
It’s not the GMOs that are bad. It’s the toxic chemical fertilizers being sprayed. If only an organic natural fertilizer could be used in lieu of spraying with chemicals, I believe we’d have a win-win situation.
Ironically the people most objecting to and protesting GMO's are the transplanted Yuppies and hippies whose ancestors came to Hawai'i on cruise ships, not the locals themselves.
The same crowd that protested a much needed ferry system , the same crowd that protests any new road or business,these same people many of whom smoke pot, smoke GM0 enhanced marijuana without even knowing it, these are the contrarians, transplants, all while the majority stay silent, and that really is sad.
GMOs. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them.
"Genetic modification saved the papaya."