HAWAII BLUE OVER GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS
Hawaii, Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Molokai have lost most of their sugar crops to corn production, being enthused along by the usual suspects in genetically engineered corn. It takes a year to a produce a good corn crop in Hawaii instead of the mainland’s midwest 3 years. That makes for more facile experimentation. There’s a lot of protest going on by islanders whose once soft tropical winds of paradise now, it is said, waft in pesticides and red dust, and windows closed against the newly hostile climate.
( Click for Full NY TIMES Article): “But the operations have expanded in the last two decades as the sugar and pineapple industries collapsed in the face of cheaper foreign competition and the state began seeking new uses for the abandoned land.
Monsanto, Pioneer, Syngenta, Dow and BASF occupy a combined 25,000 out of the state’s 280,000 acres of agricultural land, with operations on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Molokai.”
Worth knowing about. .