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Vandana Shiva in Hawaiʻi

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Local food and sustainable agriculture enthusiasts are preparing for a highly anticipated visit from Dr. Vandana Shiva. From January 15-17, Dr. Shiva will speak to legislators, students, agricultural specialists and community members on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i about food justice and sustainable agriculture—issues that are gathering momentum as Hawai‘i attempts to address the question of its growing food insecurity.

There’s plenty of events planned. Please see the flyers above and below for all that’s going on. Also, visit Hawaii Seed for more detailed information on all events planned for Vandana Shiva’s visit.

It looks like all tickets to see Vandana Shiva speak at UH Manoa and the Salvation Army Ray Kroc Center in Kapolei are sold out. BUT, you can still catch her speak at the event at the HI State Capitol on Weds Jan. 16 9:30am-2pm.

You can also LISTEN LIVE to her speak at UH. Click HERE to get more info.

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Film Premiere: Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawai’i

PLEASE WATCH THIS MOVIE AND SPREAD IT EVERYWHERE! My friend Kevin from Hawai’i GMO Justice produced this film. It’s extremely important that we get this information out there.

Direct link for sharing: http://youtu.be/uZgrOFjhzdg

 

Film Description:
For over 20 years, Hawai’i has been the global center for the open-field testing of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), including pharmaceutical crops. Over 5,000 experimental tests have been conducted by Monsanto, Dow, Dupont/Pioneer, Syngenta and BASF that spray chemicals on an almost daily basis on our most valuable lands. They are supported by tax-breaks, and beneficial relationships with landowners, regulators and politicians. We estimate GMO companies own or lease 40,000 — 60,000 acres that are sprayed with over 70 different chemicals.

A new vision for Hawai’i would promote small farms that grow chemical-free produce, Continue reading

Video: GMO Town Hall Meeting – Kapolei

Check this video recap of the GMO Town Hall Meeting in Kapolei from last week. Some great speakers were there! Mary Oyama, Dr. Hector Valenzuela, Jeri Di Pietro, Walter Ritte and Hesh Goldstein.

TODAY: GMO Labeling Rally at HI State Capitol

Please be there if you can people. We need numbers to show our legislators that we demand to know what’s in our food!