*******Hearings this coming Monday Feb 4******
at 9:30am hearing for:
HB174 (label GMO) Label GMO food! http://
HB97 (protection of Ag products. Biotech would have to get a permit for GMOs! http://
w/Ag Committee meet at the House Conf room Auditorium at the Capitol.
at 11am hearing for:
HB631 (to label non-GMO by Clift Tsuji and friends and just what pro-biotech wants! ) http://
HB 479 (repeal enterprise zone tax incentives for GMO) Do you think there should be tax incentives for GMO crops in enterprise zones? GMOs currently exempt from GE taxes… http://
HB98 (removes GMO seed from tax exemption) http://
at 11:30am hearing for:
HB673 Pesticides – Requires the Department of Agriculture (DOA) to establish and implement a pesticide use (by biotech and others) reporting system in the State, including investigations of health complaints by the Department of Health. Requires users of pesticides to report usage to DOA. Permits DOA to impose a fee to recover costs.
***SUBMIT TESTIMONY NOW AND SHOW UP FOR HEARINGS****
Submit testimony before 9:30am on Sunday if you can. If you don’t make it by 9:30am you can still submit with a good chance it will make it to the “late testimony” pile. And if you don’t get around to doing that you can still show up to the testimony and speak up when they ask for “any more testifiers?” Better to submit PDF or Word document, text entered into the text box gets squished into a single paragraph.
If these bills pass the other House committees, they will go to the Senate, but if Senator Nishihara does not schedule them in the next week, they will go nowhere. Therefore, please visit his office before or after the hearings, and be nice but firm. “Please hear these bills to label GMO.” There are some good people on his staff so don’t offend them.
Please submit testimony separately for each bill. Make it personal.
Please dress properly as there will be representatives from government agencies watching us. No profanity, no signs.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/525339774164656/
Label It Hawai’i Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LabelItHawaii
Take action: http://www.labelithawaii.org/take-action/
University of Hawai’i GMO Education Project: http://uhgmoeducationproject.wordpress.com/about/
Hawaii and Vermont Make Historic GMO Labeling Progress
Press Release, 6 March 2013
Read more: http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/03/06/hawaii-and-vermont-make-historic-gmo-labeling-progress/