HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO
/ June 2, 1016 /
On Kauai, the often voiced opinion is that the island and GMOs don’t mix. But this week, residents heard a different story from a visiting Catholic priest. Father Emmanuel Alparce - Father Noli as he is known- served as the executive director of his diocese’s Social Action Center, which responds to issues such as poverty and hunger, human rights, gender equality, sustainable agriculture, protection of the environment, and climate change. His work led him to explore and eventually embrace biotechnology as an effective means to mitigate hunger and poverty and improve the lives of millions of farmers in his country.