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Molokai M.O.M presents free dinner, smoothie and movie

| November 28, 2012 | 2 Comments
Molokai M.O.M presents free dinner, smoothie and movie

The community organization Molokai M.O.M. will present a smoothie and a movie Friday night, Nov. 30, at the Kulana ‘Oiwi Halau from 5-8 p.m. On Facebook, the group, run by Mercy Ritte, is called Molokai Mom on a Mission. They promote community awareness on issues that “harmfully affect our health, environment and way of life.” […]

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Molokai Mom sponsors GMO protest the week of Sept. 17

| September 7, 2012 | 9 Comments
Molokai Mom sponsors GMO protest the week of Sept. 17

Free informational dinner and movie at Kulana ‘Oiwi Halau on Sept. 14 The group Molokai Mom has organized a weeklong protest against Genetically Modified Organisms on Molokai. The protest is titled “Occupy Monsanto: Global Action Against Genetic Biohazard.” Scheduled for Sept. 17-21, Molokai Mom has encouraged people to wear all black when they target the […]

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Learn why and how to save seed at Molokai workshop

| July 25, 2012 | 1 Comment
Learn why and how to save seed at Molokai workshop

The Kohala Center News Release A workshop for farmers and gardeners on seed production and seed saving methods offered by Hawaii Public Seed Initiative will be held Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, in Ho‘olehua on Molokai. The workshop will be at Lanikeha Center and at the NRCS Plant Materials Center. Registration and scholarship […]

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Honolulu Council passes resolution in support of GMO labeling

| May 22, 2012 | 4 Comments
Honolulu Council passes resolution in support of GMO labeling

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State task force to address MIS problems related to drought conditions

| April 26, 2012 | 11 Comments
State task force to address MIS problems related to drought conditions

A state resolution adopted March 28 calls for the creation of a task force to consider a plan for the Molokai Irrigation System in the face of “dangerously low” levels of available agricultural water. House Concurrent Resolution 207, introduced by State Rep. Mele Carroll, was written in response to ongoing complaints by local farmers concerning […]

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Label It Hawaii seeks support for GMO food labeling legislation

| April 23, 2012 | 13 Comments
Label It Hawaii seeks support for GMO food labeling legislation

For several years, Hawaiian rights activist Walter Ritte has studied and fought against the development of Genetically Modified Organisms on Molokai. Ritte has campaigned for legislation to ban the genetic modification of taro and for all other proposed anti-GMO laws. Now he has teamed up with the statewide group Label It Hawaii in an effort […]

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Ki’i erected at state capitol in protest of GMO taro

| February 7, 2012 | 1 Comment
Ki’i erected at state capitol in protest of GMO taro

Walter Ritte’s efforts to ban the genetic modification of taro continued today on the grounds of the state capitol where a small group of activists erected a wooden statue, or ki’i. While state legislation to ban GMO (genetically modified organism) taro has failed in the past, Ritte, from Ho’olehua, has shifted his focus on changing […]

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Monsanto Hawaii wins award and gifts prize to The Nature Conservancy

| August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
Monsanto Hawaii wins award and gifts prize to The Nature Conservancy

Award for conserving water will be used to support water protection on Molokai The Nature Conservancy News Release A $15,000 award won by Monsanto Hawaii for its efforts to conserve water in crop lands on Molokai has been donated to The Nature Conservancy’s Molokai Program to help protect the island’s water resources. Each year, Monsanto’s […]

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Local non-profits receive $4,950 grant from Monsanto Fund

| January 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
Local non-profits receive $4,950 grant from Monsanto Fund

Press Release Three Molokai non-profits received nearly $5,000 from the Monsanto Fund as part of the philanthropic organization’s annual gift to communities across the country. Hui Kakou, Molokai Affordable Homes & Community Development Corporation, and the Molokai Community Health Center each received $1,650. In total, the Monsanto Fund gifted $38,450 this year to the Aloha […]

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The Nature Conservancy receives $10,000 Monsanto grant

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Nature Conservancy receives $10,000 Monsanto grant

Funding will support watershed and stream management News Release from The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy announced Dec. 20 that it received a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund for its conservation work on the island of Molokai. Thanks to a strong recommendation from Ray Foster, general manager for Monsanto Molokai, the Monsanto Fund awarded […]

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