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Organic foods have higher health value because they are less likely to have toxic residues from pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

Organic production also benefits farmers, their families, and communities; is kinder to the soil; and generally provides a more positive outlook for future crops, wildlife, and water sources.

Organic foods are not GMO / GE.

Food chains and ecosystemsphoto of various foods

Many people are familiar with the devastating effects that neonicotinoid (“neonic”) insecticides have on bees and other pollinators - but often unseen are the disturbing consequences from the heavy use of these chemicals on entire food chains and ecosystems.

 

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watch the videoCenterForFoodSafety.org

Hawai’i is home to untold biodiversity and some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth. But did you know that Hawai'i is also ground zero for experimentation of genetically engineered (GE / GMO) crops designed to resist ever more toxic chemical pesticides?

With GMO crops and their accompanying pesticides, the land beloved by residents and visitors alike is slowly being poisoned by five of the largest corporations in the world. Communities in Hawai'i are concerned about the long-term impacts of these chemicals on their health and the health of the land, water, and ocean.