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Sat Oct 26, 2013, 03:38 PM

!!! Please help Kauai County complete its GMO Bill 2491 !!!

The Bill was passed by the County County Council 6-1 and is currently awaiting the signature of the Mayor of Kauai. If the bill is not signed by the end of October is goes away. If vetoed, the Council has enough votes to override a veto.

Kauai is a small island attempting to protect itself from a huge GMO industry presence by protecting the people, land, ocean life & reefs from runoff. PLEASE help us by RESPECTFULLY urging the Mayor Carvalho to sign the bill via email at mayor@kauai.gov or phone at 808.241-4900. Please no bombastic, mean, nasty or expletive filled messages - they are counterproductive.

The bill is VERY reasonable. It does not prohibit GMO. It requires GMO seed companies (BSAF, Monsanto, Dow, Pioneer, Syngenta, etc) to (1) disclose what they are spraying (2) notify the public when they plan to spray; and (3) prohibit spraying within 100 feet of people, business, schools, etc. The opposition from the seed companies was and is enormous with outlandish claims of prohibiting their ability to grow GMO ("Don't say No to GMO", Know GMO before you say No, etc). Their employees were paid to attend hearings, protest, and provided signs to post.

There is one local attorney against a small army of attorneys from the mainland for the GMO companies to pressure anyone who supports the bill. A few groups have tentatively offered to defend the anticipated lawsuits for free.

Mahalo for your help and support.

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