On the opening day of the 2013 Hawaii State Legislature, Dr. Shiva, the renowned anti-GMO activist from India visited Hawaii
Dr. Shiva addressed the GMO labeling rally, which was the end point of a march which started three miles away at the University of Hawaii. The march drew hundreds of demonstrators from Oahu and the neighboring islands.
Her rousing speech refers to Monsanto and Big Pesticide, basically five big corporations trying to take over the food supply of the world and attempting to patent life itself. She points out that there are thousands of species of each type of crop in the seed banks, which Monsanto wants to destroy, for sheer greed and profit.
Dr. Shiva's speech includes a reference to Europe and the awful economic situation in Greece, Spain and Italy. But she brings note to the fact that when she was in Italy recently, she noticed that as people became unemployed, so the gardens sprung up everywhere and young people started growing their own food. She says growing this food is the future, not GMOs.
To quote Dr. Shiva, "The only thing that Monsanto can bring us is a suicide economy. For the farmers who have committed suicide, for our children whose future is being robbed, for the planet where we commit a planetary collective suicide, in terms of wiping out our future."
"We will create Earth democracy. Our legislators will have to take instructions from the Earth, from the children, from the future."