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Are you talking about the abandoned sugar and pineapple fields which are being replanted on Maui and Molokai? Not exactly pristine. If the moratorium is allowed to happen, it will have a major local economic impact. A lot of land will go fallow and a lot of people will lose their jobs. Because of fear and ignorance.
They have ZERO right to undermine the people's wishes and to destroy such a pristine, one of a kind landscape.
Yeah. Great. That'll teach 'em.
Don't know for sure how, but if the courts strike down the voters will then it wouldn't shock me if we started seeing some of the more radical individuals start burning fields and trashing labs.
The "public's will" is a funny thing. It kept blacks out of a lot of places for a long time, kept them in chains. It kept women from voting. We are not a pure democracy for good reason.
and no tangible way to legally enforce the public's will...
originally posted by: wayforward
a reply to: Sabiduria
The basic freedom of speech includes the right to remain silent. Its every companies right to decline to write "GMO" on their product. If consumers don't like it they can buy the products that say "GMO-free" on their products. Problem solved, without any government involvement. And if you want companies to pay a living wage you can buy fair wage products. Problem solved, without groveling at the feet of any politician. Its disappointing people want to use force to have people speak to their preferences about a range of topics without so much as considering that the problem can be resolved in a civilized way.
This is about how GMO can affect the entire ecosystem of an island, which if you happen to live on it is mighty damn important.