"This film covers the GMO issue on Hawaii because it is such a hot button topic right now. What people on both sides of the debate agree on is that the pesticides, long used in industrial agriculture, have been toxic on public and environmental health and relying on fossil fuels to grow our food is unsustainable in a peak oil economy. The main point of contention is that many feel the companies are using more pesticides with GE seeds, while some say that GE technology is creating a lessor need for them.
I’m not taking sides about GMOs in this film because I am not a scientist, what I am taking a stand for is the untapped potential of local and diversified agriculture. 100 years ago, 1 in 3 people were farmers, today it is less that 1 in 60. Whenever you outsource any part of industry to large corporate interests you are going to sacrifice quality for efficiency and convenience. We have a large number problem with unemployment in my generation and more and more of us are seeing the connection between our health the quality of the food we eat. We just need help lifting regulations on urban farm laws to allow more people to produce food locally." (more info.)