Moms on a Mission–Molokai News Release
Every Saturday during the month of March, thousands of individuals across Hawaii, including families with children, local farmers, and advocates for food safety, have been marching to express their love for the land, the ocean, and their desire to protect them from GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) chemical testing and farming.
Marches have already been held in Hale’iwa, Oahu (March 2), Kaua’i (March 9), Big Island (March 16), and Maui (March 23). The final march will take place here, on Molokai, Saturday, March 30, at Kulana ‘Oiwi and the Molokai Public Library.
Supported by Hawaii SEED, Moms on a Mission–Molokai, Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition, and Aloha ‘Aina, the Molokai march will focus on moving forward for a safer and healthier today and tomorrow for our keiki. Moms on a Mission–Molokai encourages all supporters to participate this Saturday, including, those who support labeling GMOs, those who are concerned about the impacts of chemical pesticides (used to grow GMO seeds) on our land and water, our limited resources, and the health of our children.
The opening ceremony will be held near Kulana ‘Oiwi at 8 a.m. where the march will begin at 9 a.m. The march concludes on the library lawn at 10 a.m. with live music by Bryson and Friends, keiki activities, speakers, an information booth and a potluck meal. Speakers will include Dustin Barca, professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and surfer from North Shore of Oahu, as well as State Representative Jessica Wooley, Chair for the House Agriculture Committee.
Please bring your signs for the march, a dish to share, and your hali’i for seating at the event after the march. To reduce plastic waste, participants are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles (free refills and insulated stainless steel “Hydro Flasks” for purchase will be available).