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POSTED: 10 SEPTEMBER 2008 - 8:00am EST

Ban on GMO taro and coffee

image above: burlap sack of pure Kona coffee.

[Editor's Note: Why can't our council stand up on this issue?]

by Una on 9 September 2008

Today in Keauhou, the Hawaii County Council unanimously approved a bill
that will create an ordinance to ban GMO coffee and taro on the island of Hawaii. This bill #361, was introduced by Councilman Angel Pilago.

Two more readings ( hearings with votes) are required to make it into law. And also the signature of the mayor. The next reading will be in a few weeks.

Those of you who wish to testify, stay tuned for more info, as we find out when the hearing will be scheduled. We expect more of the opposition will come out for the next two readings. There will be some amendments made to the original bill.

You can create your testimony ahead of time, so that you are prepared.
email for testimony is
Address all testimony to Pete Hoffmann, council chairman.

Remember Angel Pilago is running for mayor, we hope you now know who to
vote for! Please vote in the primary on Sept 20.

see also:
Island Breath: California "Mosanto Lawsuit" Bill 9/7/08
Island Breath: Federal court bans GE alfalfa 9/3/08
Island Breath: Percy Schmeiser beats Monsanto 7/3/08
Island Breath: Percy Schmeiser & Monsanto 6/23/08
Island Breath: The Future of Food