• Will Monsanto Rule Our Lives?

    Posted on November 2, 2012 by in National News, News

    Will Monsanto Rule Our Lives? Vandana Shiva and Sonali Kolhatkar 02 November 12, Uprising Raio A new poll conducted by the University of Southern California and the LA Times has found that Proposition 37, the GMO labeling initiative has slipped a whopping 17 points since the last poll in September. The proposition continues to lead […]

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  • Kaua‘i Community Seed and Plant Exchange

    Posted on October 15, 2012 by in GMO Free Kaua'i, Kaua‘i News, News

    LIHU‘E — Local organic farmers enjoyed a day of fellowship, trade and presentations Sunday at the 10th Kaua‘i Community Seed and Plant Exchange. Paul Massey, Kaua‘i Community Seed Bank manager and event coordinator, said the event focuses on GMO education and the impact to growers and to everyone as consumers. A primary concern was for […]

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  • Seeds of Hope Trailer

    Posted on October 13, 2012 by in Videos

    The future of agriculture in Hawai’i – a trailer for the feature-length documentary by Danny Miller: for more information www.seedsofhopethemovie.org or www.hawaiirdc.org.

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  • Genetically engineered crops in agriculture

    Posted on September 13, 2009 by in Videos

    A film by Greenpeace Switzerland explaining known problems and unknown dangers relevant to genetically engineered crops:

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  • Hawaii County council unanimous against HB1226

    Posted on April 22, 2009 by in News

    Resolution 81-09 passes unanimously at Wednesday April 22nd hearing The following is from Una and Nancy on Hawai’i Island: Aloha friends, Today (Wednesday April 22 2009), after many hours of testimony on quite a few issues,  the Hawaii County resolution 81-09, which was introduced by our wonderful Councilman, Pete Hoffmann, passed 9-0.  This resolution was […]

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  • Maui County council unanimous against HB1226

    Posted on March 20, 2009 by in Maui News, News

    Maui County Council Pushes Back Against GMOs in the Name of Home Rule! On Friday, March 20, 2009 at their regular meeting, Maui’s County Council unanimously voted to support a resolution to oppose House Bill 1226, a preemption bill targeting local regulation of GMOs. This bill, which has now crossed to the Senate, would prevent all of Hawaii’s […]

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  • HB 1226 – GMO Preemption Bill (2009)

    Posted on March 14, 2009 by in Legislation

    HB 1226 would prohibit state and county government from banning or otherwise regulating activities related to genetically modified plant organisms. From the text of HB 1226: “Description: Prohibits state administrative regulatory actions and county regulatory actions from banning or otherwise regulating activities related to genetically modified plant organisms, with certain exceptions (HB1226 HD1)” HB 1226 revokes […]

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  • Hawai’i County Council passes no-GMO bill unanimously

    Posted on November 13, 2008 by in News

    Moratorium on GMO taro and coffee on Hawai’i Island is passed by council in response to overwhelming citizen support Jerry Konanui writes: Hawaii County Council heard the overwhelming voices of Taro, Coffee Growers and Consumers and stood by them. Unlike State House of Representative Agriculture Committee Chairman Clift Tsuji who after receiving over 7000 voices […]

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  • Hawai’i County Council overrides Mayor’s veto of no-GMO bill

    Posted on November 13, 2008 by in News

    Special hearing leads to Council override. In a special hearing on November 13th, 2008, with citizens testifying overwhelmingly in support, the Hawai’i County Council voted to override the Mayor’s veto of bill 361, banning genetically engineered taro and coffee in Hawai’i County (Hawai’i Island). They had unanimously approved the bill approximately one month earlier, however Mayor […]

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  • Hawaii consumers have right to know if their food is GE

    Posted on February 28, 2008 by in Hawaii Island News, Kaua‘i News, Maui News, Moloka‘i News, News, O‘ahu News

    Editorial by Mike Gabbard Honolulu Star Bulletin February 27, 2008 Eighty-five percent of Hawaii residents think it’s important that genetically engineered fruit be labeled. That was the shocking statistic that I read in a study by Sabry Shehata, an agricultural economics professor at the University of Hawaii-Hilo.If you’re not familiar, genetic engineering, producing what are […]

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