Petition is successful with 3,877 signatures
To: Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi
Ban GMO crops on Hawaii Island by signing Bill 113
We did it! Everything we could of hoped for with our petition happened: Hawaii Island Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 into law on Thursday, December 5. And to top it off, the mayor also wrote a really well done letter voicing why he signed Bill 113 into law. Here is an excerpt from his letter:
"Our community has a deep connection and respect for our land, and we all understand we must protect our island and preserve our precious natural resources. We are determined to do what is right for the land because this place is unlike any other place in the world. With this new ordinance we are conveying that instead of global agribusiness corporations, we want to encourage and support community-based farming and ranching."