Hawaii Home Rule Tour

SUBHEAD: Tour with special with Vandana Shiva, Andrew Kimbrell, musical artist Makana and more.

By Christiane Douglas on 21 January 2015 for ShakaMovement -

Image above: From promotional material provided.

Hawaii Center For Food Safety presents Vandana Shiva Home Rule Tour with special guests Andrew Kimbrell, musical artist Makana and more.

We will join community leaders from across Hawaii on Oahu and Maui to share stories from the frontlines of a global movement to empower community food systems. From Hawaii to India, these stories capture the importance of home rule in the future of food. Together, we rise. Please join us.

January 25th, 2015 - Maui
What: Dr. Vandana Shiva Talk Story Session
Location: Seabury Hall
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost: $15
Get Tickets Here: https://mauihomeruletour.eventbrite.com/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1015082218509388/

More than anywhere else, counties in Hawaii should have the right and authority to determine the future of their food system. This is home rule. Hawaii is home to untold biodiversity and some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth. However, it is also ground zero for the outdoor experimentation of pesticide-promoting plant technologies, genetically engineered to withstand heavy spraying of toxic chemicals.

On Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and Molokai, chemical and biotechnology companies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dupont, Dow Chemical, Bayer, and BASF have purchased prime agricultural land, taking advantage of Hawaii’s isolation and year-round growing season, in order to field test crops that have been genetically engineered (GE) to withstand greater applications of pesticides.

Despite public health concerns and contamination of natural resources, the State of Hawaii has taken no action to regulate the activities of biotechnology companies performing open-air testing on genetically engineered seed and synthetic pesticides.

As a result, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii Counties asserted their county’s authority to create policies that address these issues and protect the safety and health of its residents and land. Otherwise known as “Home Rule,” Hawaii has shown the world just how important this kind of political power is in the movement to create more safe and sovereign food systems.

Video above: This January, Dr. Vandana Shiva, internationally acclaimed food sovereignty activist, author, and philosopher, will join community leaders from across Hawaii on Oahu and Maui to share stories from the frontlines of the global movement. From (http://youtu.be/fgF-NajbCH4).

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