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Wed Nov 20, 2013, 02:12 AM

OMG the Big Island Of Hawaii just passed it's GMO Bill

OMG GMO Bill 113 Passed!

SUBHEAD: OMG WE DID IT!!! GMO BILL 113 HAS PASSED! Mahalo Hawaii.

WOOHOO! WE DID IT! BILL #113 has passed the final reading by the full council. The bill will now go to our honorable Mayor Billy Kenoi who has 10 business days to uphold the will of the people and the Hawai`i County Council or to veto the bill sending it back to the
council for further consideration.

We ask for your continued support on the following two items: Write a letter to thank our councilmembers for protecting the health and preservation of our community and protection of Hawai's agricultural lands, encourage our Mayor Billy Kenoi to sign Bill 113 into law.

See livestream with Occupy Hilo (http://www.livestream.com/occupyhilo)

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Reply OMG the Big Island Of Hawaii just passed it's GMO Bill (Original post)
KauaiK Nov 2013 OP
grahamhgreen Nov 2013 #1
Cha Nov 2013 #2
watrwefitinfor Nov 2013 #10
Cha Nov 2013 #12
bettyellen Nov 2013 #19
Cha Nov 2013 #22
bettyellen Nov 2013 #25
sheshe2 Nov 2013 #13
Cha Nov 2013 #14
sheshe2 Nov 2013 #17
Cha Nov 2013 #21
sheshe2 Nov 2013 #23
Cha Nov 2013 #27
sheshe2 Nov 2013 #28
SoLeftIAmRight Nov 2013 #3
AnotherDreamWeaver Nov 2013 #4
KT2000 Nov 2013 #5
Hawaiianlight Nov 2013 #6
Cha Nov 2013 #15
Hawaiianlight Nov 2013 #16
Cha Nov 2013 #20
avaistheone1 Nov 2013 #7
SunSeeker Nov 2013 #8
Divernan Nov 2013 #9
bvar22 Nov 2013 #11
Marrah_G Nov 2013 #18
Coyotl Nov 2013 #24
Tigress DEM Nov 2013 #26
lunasun Nov 2013 #29
Hawaiianlight Nov 2013 #30
proud patriot Nov 2013 #31

Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 02:37 AM

1. Congrats!

 

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 02:45 AM

2. And, the Big Island Gets to Restrict

[strike]GMO[/strike] on their Island! Lucky Peeps! All we got was for the GMOs to Show us their POISON.. and stop spraying around People!

"The Hawaii County Council passed a bill on Tuesday that bans biotech companies from taking up root on the Big Island and prohibits the expansion of genetically altered crops. (The papaya industry is exempt from the bill.)

The bill passed 6 to 3.

Mayor Billy Kenoi hasn’t taken a public position on the bill, but he could potentially veto it, sending it back to the county council. The council can override a veto with a vote of six members.

Passage of Bill 113, which has sparked vigorous opposition from the farming industry, comes three days after Kauai pushed forward legislation that increases regulations of biotech."


http://hawaii.news.blogs.civilbeat.com/post/67508199777/hawaii-county-council-passes-gmo-ban

Mahalo KauaiK!!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 08:07 AM

10. So why have they exempted Papaya??? n/t

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Response to watrwefitinfor (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 03:54 PM

12. Do not know yet.. it seems weird to me. Will try

to find out later.

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:35 PM

19. apparently there was a blight on the non GMO papaya and they all got replaced with GMO clones

 

they are not allowed to sell any in Europe because of this.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:16 AM

22. Oh wow, bettyellen.. mahalo

for that info!

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Response to Cha (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:30 AM

25. mahalo!

 

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 10:51 PM

13. Aloha Hawaii~

It's progress Cha!

You are making it to on Kauai too, may seem like baby steps for now, yet you can do it.

Cha~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 10:56 PM

14. Oh yeah, we got the

snail baby steps goin' on for real.

Big Island is our Role Model!

she & Big Island~

Kaua'i is just starting a Rain Storm now.. It has been predicted all day. Very muggy earlier when I got my run in.. lots of sweat and that's a good thing. Now the air smells so good and it will be a good cleansing shower for our Island, she~

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:22 PM

17. Cleanse the Island,

yes we can.

Then we keep on keep on keeping on until we have flushed the likes of the Kochers out of our lives. Our sweet earth will be safer and the Koch's vision will be our destiny no more.







Cha~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:04 AM

21. Mahalo for the Compelling Healing

Thoughts for our Planet, sheshe~



she

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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:25 AM

23. Thoughts for our planet~ beautiful Cha!



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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:34 AM

27. Awesome 3rd Eye, baby!

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Response to Cha (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:38 AM

28. Hi sweets, read the mail I just posted you~

Oh and thanks~

Hugs, Cha!

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 03:04 AM

3. Yea!

 

It is good to see a little progress.

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 03:21 AM

4. K&R. Good Show, nt

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 03:31 AM

5. Good going Hawaii!

the next ones should be easier.

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 03:47 AM

6. Big moment for Hawaii

I am so proud of my fellow Big Islanders tonight!

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Response to Hawaiianlight (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:00 PM

15. Hey, Hawaiianlight~ I'm proud of you guys, too! From

Kaua'i.. where it's raining now.



Welcome to DU, HL.. Have you seen this news?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024049493

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Response to Cha (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:22 PM

16. Aloha nui Cha

Yes I was thrilled to see Kauai prevail. Thanks for the note. We still need our Mayor to sign the bill. Prayers are appreciated.

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Response to Hawaiianlight (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:59 PM

20. I'm sending healing thoughts

for Big Island's Mayor, Billy Kenoi, to sign Bill 113!

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 04:08 AM

7. Wow! Hawaii leads the way!!

 

k&r

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 04:30 AM

8. K & R

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 04:50 AM

9. A big FAIL for Monsanto! Wow!

Monsanto spent millions to successfully delude the typically progressive voters in Washington state into believing their food costs would skyrocket if a designation of "GMO" had to be added to food labels!

Monsanto money buys WA election
This is NOT what democracy looks like. In a replay of California’s narrowly defeated labeling initiative last fall, a handful of corporations effectively bought Washington state’s election to label genetically engineered (GE) foods.

In the face of impressive grassroots support and fundraising, pesticide and Big Food corporations spent $22 million to defeat I-522 — more than any campaign in the state’s history and the equivalent of $30 per voter. As the largest single contributor, Monsanto led the charge. Yet despite being heavily outspent, the initiative was defeated by a small margin.

There's no doubt that the huge infusion of cash mattered. In early September, polls showed that 66% of Wasingtonians supported I-522. But eight weeks and $18.7 million of opposition spending later, just enough votes swung the other way.

http://www.panna.org/blog/monsanto-buys-democracy-gmo-washington

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 01:21 PM

11. A step in the right direction!

...but beware.

The TPP (Trans Pacific Trade Treaty) currently being "negotiated" in secret by the Obama Administration may supersede local laws that interfere with a Global Corporation's Right to Make a Profit.

Much attention has been turned in recent months to the fact that the agro-chemical/GMO industry -- corporate giants Dow, Pioneer DuPont, Syngenta, Monsanto, BASF -- have been using Hawaii since the 1990s as one of their main testing grounds for experiments engineering new pesticide-crop combos. On the "Garden Island" of Kauai, the industry controls over 15,000 acres of prime agricultural land, which they drench with over 17 tons of restricted-use pesticides each year, and likely at least five times that amount in non-restricted pesticides that may be equally as harmful (such as glyphosate).

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At the international level, through the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) these same chemical corporations are seeking to lock us in to arrangements that guarantee their profit interests will not be impeded by pesky democratic governments protecting people's health or other common interests. The TPP is a highly secretive international agreement being negotiated under the pretext of "trade" between twelve Asian and Pacific Rim countries, including the United States. If passed, it will amount to perhaps the biggest corporate power-grab in history, putting the rights of corporations above those of elected governments and sovereign nations.

Under the cryptic title of "Investor State Dispute Settlement" (ISDS), foreign corporations could challenge national and local laws and regulations that undermine their expected profits, holding tax-payers liable for these losses. Challenges could be brought for everything from attempts to regulate pesticide use to health warnings on cigarettes. Governments would be tried in private offshore tribunals that lack transparency and due process.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrea-brower/gmos-kauai-tpp_b_3883371.html

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2013, 11:33 PM

18. Great news

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:29 AM

24. K&R

 

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:33 AM

26. Congrats for the good stuff.... question, Who is Tom Brower?

Will Pitt says he goes around wrecking homeless people's stuff and he's an elected Rep in Hawaii? Have you heard of this nutcase?

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 12:50 AM

29. Remember continued support on the following two items:

Write a letter to thank our councilmembers for protecting the health and preservation of our community and protection of Hawai's agricultural lands, encourage our Mayor Billy Kenoi to sign Bill 113 into law.

i will do that
thank you for the news and what needs to be done

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 01:17 AM

31. woo hoo

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