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GMO moratorium petition gets required number of signatures

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
GMO moratorium petition gets required number of signatures

County of Maui News Release The Office of the County Clerk has certified that the SHAKA Movement has collected the required amount of additional valid signatures needed to advance to the Council a petition to place a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms, County Clerk Danny Mateo announced today. “The SHAKA Movement submitted […]

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Renowned Berkeley professor to speak on dangers of herbicide atrazine tomorrow

| May 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
Renowned Berkeley professor to speak on dangers of herbicide atrazine tomorrow

Hawai’i SEED News Release Hawai’i SEED announced May 4 the statewide speaking tour of world-renowned University of California Berkeley Professor of Integrative Biology Dr. Tyrone Hayes. Dr. Hayes will be on Molokai tomorrow, May 16, at the Molokai Community Health Center in Kaunakakai at 6 p.m. Dr. Hayes will be joined by local food advocates […]

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Monsanto reaches out to public as Maui County receives testimony on bill related to pesticides and GMOs

| January 29, 2014 | 2 Comments
Monsanto reaches out to public as Maui County receives testimony on bill related to pesticides and GMOs

Maui County Council’s Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will continue to accept testimony through Friday on the Maui County Bill Related to Pesticides and GMOs. A hearing on Councilmember Ellie Cochran’s bill took place Tuesday in Council Chambers with 96 people testifying. A total of 51 Molokai people testified by phone from the Kaunakakai Gym. […]

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GMO issue tops the list of most read stories on The Molokai News in 2013

| January 2, 2014 | 4 Comments
GMO issue tops the list of most read stories on The Molokai News in 2013

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Agreement with Maui County requires Monsanto to disclose pesticide use

| November 21, 2013 | 7 Comments
Agreement with Maui County requires Monsanto to disclose pesticide use

County of Maui News Release Mayor Alan Arakawa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Monsanto earlier this month, thereby obtaining assurances from the company that they will engage in safe practices involving restricted-use pesticides. The MOU comes after bills were passed in Kauai and Hawaii Counties involving restrictions on the use of pesticides. While […]

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Investigation reveals Walter Ritte broke Hawaii campaign spending laws: Big deal or so what?

| September 13, 2013 | 29 Comments
Investigation reveals Walter Ritte broke Hawaii campaign spending laws: Big deal or so what?

When Walter Ritte ran for the at-large seat for the Board of Trustees at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, his campaign was based on a single platform principal: “Aloha ‘aina is a matter of our survival.” But can the long-time environmental activist survive in the political world? Questions have recently been raised concerning how Ritte […]

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The MOM Hui on Molokai Grassroots Benefit Concert to create Molokai Community Scholarship Fund

| June 11, 2013 | 1 Comment
The MOM Hui on Molokai Grassroots Benefit Concert to create Molokai Community Scholarship Fund

The MOM Hui News Release The MOM Hui on Molokai has organized its first Grassroots Benefit Concert to help raise money for a Molokai Community Scholarship Fund. The concert on July 5, 6 p.m. at Kaunakakai Ball Park, is planned as an annual event. As a result of this event, The Mom Hui on Molokai […]

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Democratic Party supports GMO labeling bill

| April 18, 2013 | 2 Comments
Democratic Party supports GMO labeling bill

As the Democratic Party of Hawaii takes up the cause of GMO labeling, two Molokai political candidates will make presentations next week at a meeting of its environmental caucus. House Bill 174 imposes labeling requirements and import restrictions on imported genetically engineered produce. The bill authorizes labeling of non-genetically engineered food. It is currently the […]

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‘March in March’ culminates statewide protest of GMOs

| April 1, 2013 | 16 Comments
‘March in March’ culminates statewide protest of GMOs

With the keiki leading the way, a demonstration march against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) came down the highway, past Monsanto’s cornfields and into Kaunakakai Saturday morning. The march was the culmination of five “March in March” demonstrations that took place over five Saturdays on five Hawaiian islands. Marches had already been held in Hale’iwa, Oahu […]

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March in March: What we love we will protect!

| March 27, 2013 | 5 Comments
March in March: What we love we will protect!

Moms on a Mission–Molokai News Release Every Saturday during the month of March, thousands of individuals across Hawaii, including families with children, local farmers, and advocates for food safety, have been marching to express their love for the land, the ocean, and their desire to protect them from GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) chemical testing and […]

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