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Council bans GMO taro, coffee

by Jim Quirk

West Hawaii Today


Thursday, October 9, 2008 10:59 AM HST

HILO -- The genetic modification of taro and coffee on the Big Island is now a banned practice.

The Hawaii County Council voted 9-0 Wednesday in favor of a bill from North… Continue

Added by KAHEA on October 9, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

for the Love of Kalo & Kope!

It's Time!

Love local Hawaiian food & agriculture? Here's your opportunity to voice your support for a historic, groundbreaking new law that would ban GMO (genetically modified) Taro and Coffee on Hawai'i Island!

Click Here, it's easy to submit testimony of support, no matter where you live!

MUST Submit Testimony by TUESDAY October 7th

This Oct.… Continue

Added by KAHEA on October 3, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

September: Voting, Waianae, Taro Task Force, Mauna Kea, Depleted Uranium, Papahanaumokuakea

Aloha mai kakou!

The primary local elections are heating up and there has never been a better time to get involved in the efforts to protect Hawaii's unique natural and cultural heritage. Here is the latest update…


Added by KAHEA on September 12, 2008 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Parents-Students-Teachers: Time NOW to protect student personal info from military recruitment

Please forward to all DOE teachers in your network:

Student Opt Out and ASVAB Rights

Approved by Hawaii State Department of Education For dissemination via Maui Peace Action

Are you concerned about military recruiters in our high schools and their excessive contacting of minor students?

Do you, or does someone you know, have students in public secondary grades 7-12?

The No Child Left Behind Act requires the Hawaii State Department of… Continue

Added by KAHEA on August 14, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

1-2-3-4-5- ALIVE!!!!

Five things you should know to do your part in protecting the beloved natural and cultural resources of the Hawaiian Islands.

Aloha Kakou

It has been another busy month in Hawaii nei. Here are the five things you should know to do your part in protecting the beloved natural and cultural resources of the Hawaiian Islands.…


Added by KAHEA on July 1, 2008 at 3:32pm — No Comments

wake up and smell the DU

Take Action TODAY in support of County Council Resolution on Depleted Uranium !!

In a brave first-step, Hawaii Island County Council is calling for full disclosure about depleted uranium (DU) contamination at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA).

From our friends on the Big Island: Depleted Uranium contamination in the air and watershed poses tremendous risks to human health and the environment--impacts lasing many generations. The severity of the risks of DU upon… Continue

Added by KAHEA on July 1, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

For the love of Honomanu!!!

EO! the kanaka of east maui are so well spoken!

mahalo a nui to stephen & pauahi for schooling us on this and standing so strong!

good reporting on this issue, although they dont make it very clear just how many tourists and non-local fisherman go down there looting all the time... too many.

Balancing Access with Protection at Honomanu


About 50 people turned out for a meeting to discuss the delicate balance between… Continue

Added by KAHEA on June 27, 2008 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Protect Papahanaumokuakea!!!

Public hearings on the future of the NWHI are rolling out all around the islands- This is it! Your voice and your comments are desperately needed to fully protect the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands!

Two years of closed-door meetings by government agencies has resulted in a new plan for the next 15 years of NWHI which detrimentally expands the…


Added by KAHEA on June 20, 2008 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Toxic Smells in Kekaha?

We received the email below from Kekaha, and wanted to post to see if anyone else has experienced this, or knows anything more about what's going on. If you have information, please email kahea-alliance@hawaii.rr.com or call KAHEA toll-free at 888-526-6288:

Today around 1030 a.m., I came home to my house in Kekaha and was overwhelmed with a strong chemical smell in the air. I usually leave my windows open to have the fresh air blow through, but as I entered my home, the smell… Continue

Added by KAHEA on April 16, 2008 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Spreading the Word

Video posted by ViralKauai already has over 800 views by our count. You can support SB958--Learn more and hear the call to action. Send in your testimony, attend the hearing. Spread the word.

"If we get a hearing, then all of you… Continue

Added by KAHEA on March 11, 2008 at 4:16pm — No Comments

4 Things You Gotta Know to Malama Hawaii

Aloha Aina!

Here is an action alert we sent out yesterday. To get our alerts, directly, sign up here.

"Big strides are being made this year to protect Hawai`i's resources. More and more people are waking up to the critical need to protect the things we all love about Hawai'i nei. Here are important things you need to know and share with your friends to help continue this drumbeat for true… Continue

Added by KAHEA on March 6, 2008 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Uncle Buzzy Renews Call for True Pu`uhonua

We opened up the Star-Bulletin on Sunday, and there in the Gathering Place section was long-time NWHI advocate Uncle Buzzy, calling for a renewed public commitment to a true pu`uhonua -- a 'forever sanctuary' -- in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Ho‘omaika‘i ia Uncle Buzzy!

Excerpts from his editorial:

In 2005, the state of Hawaii finally embraced what native Hawaiians have known for generations: the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are a delicate, sacred ecosystem that… Continue

Added by KAHEA on March 5, 2008 at 3:44pm — No Comments

200 Luxury Estates a good thing for Molokai?

From Marion's post to KAHEA's blog at http://blog.kahea.org:

Last week, KAHEA submitted written testimony to the State Land Use Commission in opposition to "the proposal by Molokai Properties Limited to build 200 luxury estates at La'au Point" which will negatively impact the environment and culture.

Our comments point out that: although there is overwhelming scientific evidence supporting that the main Hawaiian Islands serve as foraging… Continue

Added by KAHEA on March 5, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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