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Kauai Gmo

Exceptional Volume of Pesticides Used by Chemical Companies in Hawaii

Andrea Brower | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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.

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...

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...

Kaua'i Triumphs Over Pesticide Corporations -- Again!

Paul Towers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Towers

Many will be watching closely as the Big Island continues the fight today, with a bill that would prohibit the production of GE crops. And while GMO seeds haven't been as widely introduced on that island, concerned residents there aren't waiting around.

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.

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.

Frustrated By State's Inactivity, A Hawaii County Takes Pesticide Fight Into Its Own Hands

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

HONOLULU - The state Department of Agriculture in Hawaii has only one employee assigned to review pesticide inspection reports and follow up on possib...

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.

Anti-GMO Protesters On Kauai Get Clever As They Demand More Information From BioTech Companies

asdf | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

The following article is provided by Civil Beat. By Sophie Cocke LIHUE — On the normally placid main street on Sunday afternoon, thousands of ...

GMOs Are Tearing This Tropical Paradise Apart

www.salon.com | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

According to state pesticide records, 18 tons of 22 Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs – pesticides that require special permits) are sprayed each year...

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.