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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

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GMO Bills in Hawaii: Call to Action

I got this email from the Organic Consumers Fund in regards to House Bill 2101 which prohibits the sale of GE fish or GE fish products in the sale of Hawaii without being properly labeled. Please call Gil Riviere TODAY!

Hi Jim!

We have a chance to get bills for GMO labels passed in HI, but we must act fast! I’m writing you today because your state legislator is on a committee that could hold hearings on HB 2101, a bill to label genetically engineered fish.

Please call Rep. Gil Riviere at (808) 586-6380 today to ask for a hearing for HB 2101!

Click here to take action and share this link with everyone you know in HI:
http://www.capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/callalert/index.tt?alertid=60937781&type=ST

Learn more about HB 2101:
http://capwiz.com/grassrootsnetroots/issues/bills/?bill=60937576

Want to learn more about why we need labels on genetically engineered food? Click here:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/31/monsanto-worst-company-of-2011.aspx

Thanks!
Alexis

Alexis Baden-Mayer
Political Director
Organic Consumers Fund