Just Say No to GMOs and Toxic Chemicals Seeds of Truth and GMO FREE Hawai'i Island will be welcoming Dr. Stephanie Seneff and Dr. Judy Carmen to Hawai'i Island for three speaking engagements, in Waimea, Honoka'a, and Kona. The tour, Our Right to Health -- Environmental and Food Safety takes a serious look at the implications of genetically engineered foods to our health and the important role they play in increasing use of Glyphosate, the active ingredient in "Roundup".
Dr. STEPHANIE SENEFF
Senior Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
Dr. JUDY CARMAN
Scientist, Director of Institute of Health and Environmental Research, Adelaide, Australia
BROCHURE: JUST SAY NO TO GMOs AND THEIR TOXIC CHEMICALS
Be sure to pick up a copy of our new brochure and pocketbook shopping guide, for the latest information on GMOs, Neonicotinoids, Roundup, and selecting plants for Hawaii to save our pollinators and empower yourself to take action immediately.
SAVE THE DATE: AUGUST 6, 2015 - PESTICIDES IN PARADISE
We hope you'll join us as we continue the discussion of toxic pesticide usage and the increasing threat to Hawai'i's public health, biodiversity, and food independence. To curb these threats and raise public awareness about this issue, Hawaii Center for Food Safety has published the groundbreaking, in-depth report Pesticides in Paradise; Hawaii's Health and Environment at Risk. Location and Time: TBAhttp://tinyurl.com/hcfs2015report
In the meantime consider sharing the summary sheet of the report or the full report with your health care professional and personally inviting them to attend this special engagement. We will be sending out an email newsletter with all the details as-soon-as they are available.
E Komo Mai
"Come over, come join us"
Welcome, we are a coalition of residents, standing together to protect the island of Hawai`i from the harmful effects of GMO farming and their toxic chemicals on our
island. We support education, legislation, and healthy alternatives to GMOs and industrial agriculture in
general. We ask that all districts of this island form
local groups and work with us to
protect our aina (land), our ecosystem, and our diversity for future generations.
GMO's are a complex
issue, and have many different facets on how they affect
people's lives, especially in Hawai`i. We know this is a
grassroots effort -- and that means getting people from all
walks of life and parts of the island to offer their
perspective and mana'o. There are many ways to approach the
"on the ground" education in different parts of society
(like schools, farms, food stores, etc.). We encourage you
to get involved, see how you can help, and what may be
beneficial to the movement to remove GMOs from the
All communications are organized on our website, so that they are easy to use, print out, and share. We strive to compile information that is current and has been vetted to help the consumer utilize important information. Our focus is to shape legislation that will protect Hawai`i Island. We do plan and participate in educational community events, sign waving rallies, and marches.
OUR NEWS FEED - BLOG
Our blog can be viewed on the main page of our website so that you just have one URL to remember. Blog entries help you to share timely information with your peers. To bookmark our blog or to access our blog directly, visit http://GMOFreeHawaiiIsland.blogspot.com
We have a GMO Free Hawai`i Island page on Facebook that is open to the public and is searchable.
Anyone with a Facebook account can participate in the ongoing
discussion(s) as it is an open
source for information sharing and networking of people
involved in the movement.
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMOFreeHawaiiIsland
If you would like to receive an occasional update on upcoming events and bill summaries, send us an email at GMOFreeHawaiiIsland@gmail.com and put
"NEWSLETTER" in the title. Please provide a brief
introduction as to who you are, what part of the island you
hail from, and how you want to contribute. You
will be added to the list and will receive an email as-soon-as the update is sent out. Thank
you so much for participating, and we look forward to your
ideas and working with you.
OUR UPCOMING EVENTS
Our calendar will help you stay involved with GMO community events on our island. When provided we will also share event information for neighboring islands. When applicable we will provide PDF event files, that you can print out and share within your community, or workplace.
We would love to hear from you, especially if there is something that you can do to support the efforts of the group. There is so much work to do, and it can be very taxing on our small group. If you would like to contribute your time, and skills we would love to hear from you. Our email address is GMOFreeHawaiiIsland@gmail.com.
Updated: August 1, 2014