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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!

GMO Activism in HI Needs Your Help TODAY

HELP is needed! Please Call TODAY!, Feb 7, 10am – 4pm we are asking everyone to go in person or call the phone numbers below. One of these politicians must allow a bill to be heard in their committee, in order for a GMO labeling law to be passed this year.
The 2012 Hawaii State Legislature is only in session January to May .

DEADLINE for the House to hear in the first of THREE committees is Feb 9
PLEASE FLOOD THESE OFFICES WITH YOUR CALLS ON TUES. & POLITELY DEMAND THESE BILLS HAVE HEARINGS! please note the nature of the leg. is that bills get moved to different committees~so things change. This is the best current info we have. Every call gets logged and makes a difference. Hold in your INTENTION that all OF these bills will have a hearing and be supported ❤

Senator Rosalyn Baker~ 808-586-6070
SB 2478 GMO labeling

Senator Clarence Nishihara~ 808-586-6970
SB 2279 GMO labeling whole foods
SB 2891

Senator Carol Fukunaga~ 808- 586-6890
SB 2190 GMO labeling fish

Representative Clift Tsuji~ 808-586-8480
Biotech Legislator of the Year
HB 2031GMO labeling Joint meeting with Health
HB 2101 GMO labeling fish
HB 2746 GMO labeling whole foods

Representative Ryan Yamane Office~ 808-586-6150
HB 2031 GMO labeling Joint meeting with Ag
HB 2034 GMO labeling disclosure Joint meeting with Ag

DO NOT CALL Senator Green 586.9385 regarding SB 2443 and SB 2478. He introduced those bills, so he is obviously supporting them.

Urgent Action Needed: GMO Bills in Hawaii

I know this can be confusing with all these bill numbers in both the House and the Senate, but persevere and let’s make it happen ya’ll. This is a summary of all the bills being presented this session and what you need to do to support the GMO labeling movement in Hawaii.
Several bills to label genetically engineered foods have been introduced in Hawai’i:
http://capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/issues/bills/?state=HI

So far, none of these bills have been scheduled for a hearing. It’s going to take massive public pressure to get a vote on these bills! Please call and email the state capitol today!

WHO TO CONTACT & INFO YOU NEED WHEN CALLING:

1. Rep. Clift Tsuji, Agriculture, 586-8480
Email (constituents only): http://grassrootsnetroots.capwiz.com/bio/id/149709

Hello, this is NAME, calling from CITY, I’m calling about four GMO labeling bills that have widespread public support and deserve hearings. HB 2101, 2746, 2031 and 2034.

HB 2101 is a bill to label genetically engineered fish, like the GMO salmon that could be approved any day by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA found that genetically engineered salmon is less nutritious and more likely to trigger allergies and increase hormones linked to cancer, than normal salmon, but the FDA says it should be approved anyway and not be labeled!

HB 2746 is a bill to label genetically engineered produce, like the GMO papaya, zucchini, squash, and corn that is already being sold without labels in the supermarkets.

HB 2031 and HB 2034 are bills to label all GMO foods, including multi-ingredient processed foods made from GMO corn, soy, cotton, canola, sugar beets and alfalfa, the main GMO crops.

GMO food hasn’t been appropriately tested. Animals fed GMO crops have been found in many studies to develop organ damage, even according to Monsanto’s own data. GMOs are linked to an increase in children’s food allergies. Monsanto’s RoundUp Ready crops have greatly increased the use of RoundUp herbicide, which has been proven to cause birth defects.

We deserve the right to know what we’re eating! Please hold hearings on House Bills 2101, 2746, 2031 and 2034.

2. Sen. Clarence Nishihara, Agriculture, 586-6970
Email (constituents only): http://capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/bio/?id=149693

SAMPLE CALL ~ Hello, this is NAME, calling from CITY, I’m calling about SB 2190 & SB 2279.

SB 2190 is a bill to label genetically engineered fish, like the GMO salmon that could be approved any day by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA found that genetically engineered salmon is less nutritious and more likely to trigger allergies and increase hormones linked to cancer, than normal salmon, but they say it should be approved anyway and not be labeled!

SB 2279 is a bill to label genetically engineered produce, like the GMO papaya, zucchini, squash, and corn that is already being sold without labels in the supermarkets.

We deserve the right to know what we’re eating! Please hold hearings on SB 2190 & SB 2279.

If you’s like to send emails about these bills to your own reps, please click these links:

HB 2031: http://capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/issues/bills/?bill=60941646
HB 2034: http://capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/issues/bills/?bill=60941726
HB 2101: http://capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/issues/bills/?bill=60937576
HB 2746: http://capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/issues/bills/?bill=60941366
SB 2190: http://capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/issues/bills/?bill=60941606
SB 2279: http://capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/issues/bills/?bill=60941791

Take Action: Help Hawaii Label GMOs – SB 2279

This is an email I received from Down To Earth. Please make the call to the Hawaii legislators listed below and request that they introduce Senate Bill 2279.

This legislative session, elected officials are considering SB2279, a bill requiring the mandatory labeling of genetically modified fruits and vegetables that are grown in Hawaii, for sale in Hawaii. We need your support to help pass the bill. We have a right to know what’s in our food.

Down to Earth is asking you to join us in calling Sen. Clarence Nishihara, chair of the Agriculture Committee, to schedule the bill for a hearing, pass it, and report it out of committee in time to meet a Feb. 16 deadline to keep this bill moving forward. His contact information is as follows:

Senator Clarence K Nishihara (D – S District 18 Waipahu, Pearl City, Crestview)

Hawaii State Capitor, Room 204

Phone: 808.586.6970

Fax: 808.586.6879

Email: sennishihara@capitol.hawaii.gov