Wednesday, January 22, 2014

 

GMO Watch (list of bills) / Gary Hooser talk


by Larry Geller

Below is a list of bills related to GMO foods currently in the Hawaii State Legislature, via Brad Parsons and Shannon Rudolph, who comments that “Yes, I know it’s mind boggling.” Thanks to you both for staying on top of these.

But I would also like to mention again that Kauai City Council member and former legislator Gary Hooser will be speaking at a free meeting on Monday, January 27. A pizza lunch is optional for a $5 donation, but no obligation.

Please help by tweeting and passing on the information to your own email lists.  Here’s the announcement, and the list of bills follows. A tweetable link for the announcement is here.

Kauai has demonstrated that People Power can stand up to the corporate giants. Please attend Hooser’s talk if you can. The battle will continue during this legislative session, and advocates will need to be fully engaged or the money will prevail.


KOKUA COUNCIL

PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH

Monday, January 27,2014

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church
Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.
Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.

Agenda:

11:30 Luncheon: Various Pizza, Salad, and Dessert— $5.00 Donation

11:50 Welcome, Introductions and Remarks, Larry Geller, President

12:00 Program: Gary Hooser: Kauai's Bill 2491 - A case study in community empowerment

Kauai Council member and former state legislator and director of the Office of Environmental Quality will describe how community action can overcome strong economic and political pressure.

Citizens of Kauai worked together to pass Bill 2491 over the mayor's veto. The bill requires the largest chemical companies in the world to disclose their pesticide use and prohibits the use of these chemicals near Kauai schools, hospitals and homes, imposing criminal penalties for violations. This new law may face challenges during the 2014 state legislative session.

12:30 Questions and Answers

1:00   Adjourn


 

10 New Bills on these issues added on Jan. 21st:

HB2187  RELATING TO TAXATION.

SB2454  RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

SB2521  RELATING TO LABELING.

SB2576  RELATING TO HEALTH.

SB2648  RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

SB2649  RELATING TO PESTICIDES.

SB2736  RELATING TO FOOD LABELING.

SB2737  RELATING TO GENETIC ENGINEERING.

SB2738  RELATING TO GENETIC ENGINEERING.

SB2739  RELATING TO GENETIC ENGINEERING.



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