On Maui, activists are trying to create a temporary moratorium on GMOS.
An organization called The Shaka Movement has put together a ballot initiative for a temporary moratorium on growing genetically modified crops. If passed, the measure would halt the planting of GMO crops until a safety study is completed. The group received just below 20,000 signatures, which was well over the 8,500 signatures required to add the measure onto the November ballot.
Joe Marsalla is one of the founders of the Shaka Movement.
Marsalla says the next step is to continue to educate the public on the upcoming vote. Maui lawmakers have sixty days to pass the measure into law, or it will go onto the ballot.