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Bill 2491

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...

As Kauai and Big Island Sign GMO Bills, Maui Gears Up For The Fight

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 11.21.2013 | Green

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa’s office has announced the signing of a “Memorandum of Understanding” agreement with the biotech giant Monsanto. The...

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 GMO and Pesticide Bill Finally Set To Become Law

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 11.16.2013 | Hawaii

LIHUE, KAUAI — Pesticide disclosure Bill 2491 is set to become law after the Kauai County Council voted Saturday to override Mayor Bernard Carvalho...

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...

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.

7 Ways To Stop Eating Pesticides

Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

This morning, the Hawaiian island of Kauai passed a bill strictly limiting how and where large farms and biotech companies can spray pesticides. Bill ...

On Kauai, 19 Hour GMO Hearing Ends With Strict Rules For Biotech

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green

HONOLULU - After a marathon hearing, the Kauai County Council passed a hotly debated bill on Wednesday that could lead to prison time or fines for emp...

Chemical Corporations Tremble at Kauai's Unwavering Determination

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

We are on the verge of forcing insidiously powerful corporations to disclose what kinds of toxic experiments they are conducting on our land and people. And this is just the very tip of what is happening on Kauai, and what is increasingly happening around the world.

Overview of the Controversial Pesticide and GMO Disclosure Bill 2491 on Kauai

Hector Valenzuela | Posted 11.25.2013 | Hawaii
Hector Valenzuela

Few issues have roiled up the community in the recent past, as much as pesticide Bill 2491, currently under consideration by the Kauai County Council.

From the Experimental GMO Fields of Kauai to the TPP: Connecting the Dots

Andrea Brower | Posted 11.06.2013 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

There is no shortage of ways to move in the more sane direction of a food system that actually feeds everybody, provides decent livelihoods, and preserves ecological integrity.

Truth a Casualty in Kauai GMO-Pesticide Debate

Joan Conrow | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Joan Conrow

If truth is the first casualty of war, it was body-bagged a long time ago in the pitched battle being waged over pesticides and GMOs on Kauai.