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President and CEO of Molokai Chamber of Commerce Voices Opinion on GMO Ban

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The GMO debate in Hawaii rages on and Sunrise brought in the President of the Molokai Chamber of Commerce, Robert Stephenson, to discuss how the institution of a moratorium would impact Molokai's economy and employment rates.

Stephenson says with the "temporary ban" of GMO's for 25 months, 250 jobs on Molokai would be lost. This is equivalent to 8,900 jobs on Maui and 55,000 jobs on Oahu.

Stephenson maintains his stance alongside experts with The American Medical Association, and the World Health Organization that genetically modified foods are not substantially different from their non genetically engineered counterparts.

You can vote either for or against the moratorium on November 4.

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