Energy & EnvironmentHawaii

Maui Initiative to Ban GMO Crops Gets Enough Signatures for Ballot

More than 20 percent of residents who voted in the last election support putting a temporary moratorium on genetically modified farming on the ballot this year.

·By Anita Hofschneider

A group of Maui County residents has collected enough valid signatures to put a temporary ban on genetically modified crops before voters this fall.

It’s the first time in the county’s history that residents have gathered enough support to put a citizens’ initiative on the ballot.

Maui County Clerk Danny Mateo said in a press release that the SHAKA Movement, the group behind the proposed moratorium, collected 9,062 valid signatures. That’s more than the required 20 percent of residents who voted in the last election in the county, which is made up

About the Author

Civil Beat Staff

Anita Hofschneider

Anita Hofschneider is a reporter for Civil Beat. You can reach her by email at anita@civilbeat.com or follow her on Twitter at @ahofschneider.
Use the RSS feed to subscribe to Anita Hofschneider's posts today

Discussion

Do you support a temporary ban on genetically modified crops?