I guess we can be pleased that Montsanto, hasn’t chosen Lummi Island to field trial frankencrops—genetically modified plant life that will ultimately, through pollen exchange, mess up our ecosystem unless we step up and do something about it. The action we should take is to demand that GMO vegetables and products containing GMO be labeled so we can boycott them. If no one buys GMO it will disappear. So far, the rich multi-national corporations have fought off attempts to label their freakish products. Foreigners are apparently smarter than we are because 30 or so of them have forbidden the sale of GMO.
Unfortunately, the USA is more business oriented. Hawaii is a particular problem with the State of Hawaii and the University supporting field trials and experimentation. People should know, for example, that most commercially grown papaya is GMO. On our visits to Oahu’s North Shore the fields of GMO corn grow adjacent to the village of Haleiwa.
Earth Justice has made an excellent short film (below in three parts) which shows how environmental and native groups in Hawaii are fighting back. If you don’t think GMO is a problem, you need to pay closer attention. The goal of the big seed companies is to control the food supply. This is just one reason why backyard gardening and seed saving is extremely important to guarantee that we have a future.