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Rep Gabbard calls for labeling of GMO foods, votes against contrary act

On Thursday (July 23) Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) voted against H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, also known as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, which would roll back years of progress in ensuring that food with genetically engineered ingredients is properly labeled.

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Kenoi signs bill on genetically engineered crops

MEDIA RELEASE Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 on Thursday, Dec. 5. Below is the message he sent to the Hawaii County Council: Aloha, Chair Yoshimoto and Members: On Nov. 19, 2013 the Hawaii County Council adopted Bill 113 Draft 3 adding a new article relating to Genetically Engineered Crops and Plants, and on Nov. […]

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Council passes bill restricting GMO crops

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The Hawaii County Council has passed Bill 113 — which restricts expansion of transgenic crops on the island by limiting their use to enclosed structures, such as a greenhouse. The vote, which comes after months of public meetings and vocal input from both sides, was 6-3. The ‘no’ votes came from Chairman […]

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GMO update from Councilmember Wille

Councilmember Margaret Wille, District 9, released the following statement on the County Council’s committee discussion on GMOs: The council members generally recognized there is a need to restrict any further introduction of the GMOs here on our island offering suggestions to address those concerns. Given the current presence of some genetically modified crops here, the […]

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Public meeting about Bill 79 and GMOs

MEDIA RELEASE Featuring: Hawaii County Councilmember Margaret Wille and CTAHR Professor of Tropical Organic Agriculture Hector Valenzuela Time: 7-9pm, June 24th  Place: UH Hilo, room STB 108 Free and open to the public Following a short film about Genetically Modified Organisms growing in Hawaii, Dr. Valenzuela will give a presentation around the effects of GMOs […]

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GMO labeling bill advances in state House

MEDIA RELEASE The House Committee on Agriculture (AGR) unanimously adopted HB174, which would require all GMO produce imported into the state to be labeled. The measure also passed Second Reading and advances to the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce. The advancement of the bill puts Hawaii on track to become the first state in […]

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The Eia Hawai'i lecture series - Kalo/GMO Panel

The Eia Hawai’i lecture series – Kalo/GMO Panel

The Eia Hawai’i lecture series returns for the new school year with a theme of Environmental Kinship. Mondays, 12noon, UCB 127 Fall 2009 Speakers 11/30 Dr. Bill Steiner, Jerry Konanui, & Dr. Dennis Gonsalves – Kalo/GMO Panel Spring 2010 Speakers 1/25 Dr. Tom Dye – Heiau Maps 3/1 Kaleikoa Ka’eo – Mo`okü`auhau: The Development of […]

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Alleged dangers of genetically engineered foods lecture

A free public presentation by Jeffrey Smith and Hawai’i SEED on genetically modified organisms, agriculture, food and health issues.

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