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Hawaii Gmo

Maui's GMO Ban Blocked By Federal Judge

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge says Maui County may not implement a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms until he can ...

Monsanto, Dow Unit Sue Maui County Over GMO Law

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 11.14.2014 | Business

HONOLULU (AP) -- Two leading developers of genetically engineered corn have sued Maui County to stop a new law banning the cultivation of genetically ...

Molokai: A Community Comes Together in the Face of Adversity

Joni Kamiya | Posted 12.27.2014 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

The issue at hand is about people, and not about corporations. This is about our Hawaii roots... The roots that were started in agriculture!

Judge Sides With Seed Companies, Invalidates Hawaii GMO Law

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 10.25.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — A Kauai County law requiring companies to disclose their use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is invalid, a federal judg...

The GMO Authority: Who Should Regulate Hawaii's GMO And Pesticide Use

Civil Beat | Anita Hofschneider | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green

HONOLULU -- The question of whether or not counties have the authority to regulate pesticide use and genetically engineered crops was at the center of...

Exceptional Volume of Pesticides Used by Chemical Companies in Hawaii

Andrea Brower | Posted 10.01.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

The connection between the chemical industry's deep and widespread influence in Hawaii, and a regulatory system that fails to protect people's health and the environment, is of grave concern to residents.

Maui Citizens Stand Up Against GMOs, Put Ban On Ballot

www.civilbeat.com | Anita Hofschneider | Posted 06.07.2014 | Hawaii

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The Politics And Money Of Hawaii's GMO Debate

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 04.28.2014 | Hawaii

The fervor surrounding genetically engineered crops in Hawaii is expected to spill into this year's elections, as a number of candidates have already ...

Why This State Is Ground Zero For The GMO Debate

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. The t...

GMOs in Kauai: Not Just Another Day in Paradise

Paul Achitoff | Posted 05.05.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Achitoff

If we prevail in defending and upholding Kauai law, the island's children will be safer and healthier. And for many island parents -- like parents everywhere -- a healthy family is all the paradise they need.

The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation

Andrea Brower | Posted 04.13.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Whether one is skeptical, hopeful, or a mix of both about the science and technology of genetic engineering, we must differentiate between what is good for Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF and Bayer, and what is good for farmers and farmworkers.

Big-Ag Companies Sue To Block Anti-GMO Law In Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

In November, Hawaii's Kauai County Council passed a groundbreaking GMO bill that limits biotech crop and pesticide use on the island of Kauai. The law...

Law Firms Offer Pro-Bono Services To Help County Fight GMO Suit

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — Kauai County will be taking law firms up on their offers for free legal help defending an ordinance regulating the use of pesticides...

NYT: A Lonely Quest For Facts In The Big Island's GMO Debate

www.nytimes.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii

KONA, Hawaii — From the moment the bill to ban genetically engineered crops on the island of Hawaii was introduced in May 2013, it garnered more voc...

Hawaii Mayor Signs Biotech, GMO Ban Into Law

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 12.05.2013 | Green

HONOLULU -- Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 into law on Thursday, prohibiting biotech companies from operating on the Big Island and banning farmers...

To Feed and Protect the World, Rein In Corporate Ag

Andrea Brower | Posted 02.01.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Food production and distribution are not inherently destructive. Agriculture can also be a major source of carbon sequestration and a builder of biodiversity and ecological resilience. But moving in the direction of a sustainable and equitable food system requires reining in the power of transnational corporate agribusiness.

Why Standing Up For Small Farmers Is Political Suicide For Some Local Politicians

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

KAUAI, LIHUE -- Bernard Carvalho, a 6-foot-6 former Miami Dolphins football player, likes to give hugs. It's a challenge for most recipients to fit...

Kauai Never Conquered: Resistance and Resilience Etched in Island's History (VIDEO)

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

We are entitled to complete, full, and accurate information. We are entitled to our skepticism about an industry that moved from producing chemical weapons to food.

Domino Effect: Another Hawaii Island Passes Sweeping Anti-GMO Bill

Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

Large biotech companies like Syngenta, Monsanto, Pioneer, Dow and BASF have long been experimenting with GMO crops and seeds in Hawaii. They have farm...

An Island Rallies Against GMOs And Wins.. For Now

Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

The last three months on Kauai have been the culmination of a longstanding resistance by many residents against the growing influence of biotech and b...

Kauai County Council Overrides Mayor's Veto, GMO Bill Safe

Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

After a cunning political maneuver, the Kauai County Council has overridden Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho’s veto of Bill 2491, freeing the way for th...

County Council Employs Shifty Maneuvers In GMO Battle

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green

Members of the Kauai County Council replaced a departed colleague on Friday in an internal election that will likely allow the council majority to ove...

High Drama In Hawaii's GMO Hearing

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.15.2013 | Green

LIHUE, KAUAI — Drama hung in the air at the Kauai County Council as members prepared to vote Thursday on whether they would override Mayor Bernard C...

Kauai Mayor Vetoes Seminal GMO Bill

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green

Kauai Mayor Bernard P. Carvahlo Jr. has vetoed Kauai’s groundbreaking GMO-related Bill 2491. The bill passed on October 16 after a nineteen-hour mar...

Protecting Health and Life: Kauai Must Lead

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

This anti-democratic agenda was being advanced by the chemical-GMO corporations, who lobbied strongly for it and were likely involved in its original crafting and introduction by Senator Dela Cruz, known for his allegiance to the industry and their large financial pay-offs.