The island of Maui and its incredibly beautiful and biodiverse landscape has been under grave threat threat from Monsanto chemicals and GMO experiments in recent years.
Despite that, the people have persevered, gaining a GMO ban in Maui County that has unfortunately led to a legal battle instead of granting the results the people actually voted on.
Recently Elise Travis & Judith Carroll, “Citizens of Maui, Hawaii & People for Justice” submitted the following message of solidarity with MAM:
Aloha from Maui,
On May 23rd, 2015 Maui, Hawaii stands in solidarity with all of the global Protectors through out the World. Maui is Ground Zero for Monsanto’s toxic chemical testing of GMO seeds.
At this time we would like to send our prayers along with our message of Aloha to everyone participating in The March Against Monsanto. May our message of Aloha ‘aina and malama ‘aina touch the hearts and minds of the perpetrators who are poisoning our planet.
May this evolution restore and save our aina (land) as well as protecting & securing the safety of the World’s food supply.
The following is a message (prayer) from Lei’ohu Ryder (Lei’ohu Ryder is a spiritual leader, visionary, healer, singer/songwriter, and educator on Maui; editor’s note, MAM is a non-religious movement open to everyone):
Aloha ʻāina, mālama ʻāina! Remain rooted to aloha! We take a breath, we take the next step & hoʻolōkāhi i ka puʻuwai, unify in one heart! As we breathe in to our essence, a refreshing breath of change comes wafting upon our Maui miracle to usher in a new dawn of understanding, educating and awareness.
Below is a video of a recent rally in Maui, ground zero for the movement for freedom from GMOs and farm chemical spraying: