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Indigenous Hawaiian’s Take on Monsanto and GMOs

15 Apr

A’ole GMO: Defending Hawaii from the world’s largest biotech chemical corporations

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Young residents of Molokai, Hawaii, protest GMOs as part of a month-long series of actions against biotech chemical companies. (WNV/Imani Altemus-Williams)

by Imani Altemus-Williams / Intercontinental Cry

At 9 am on an overcast morning in paradise, hundreds of protesters gathered in traditional Hawaiian chant and prayer. Upon hearing the sound of the conch shell, known here as , the protesters followed a group of women towards Monsanto’s grounds. Continue reading

Endangered Hawai’i Film Depicts Bird Extinction Crisis In Hawai’i

19 Mar

cross-posted from American Bird Conservatory

(Washington, D.C. , March 16, 2012) A new 30-minute film, narrated by actor Richard Chamberlain, explores the on-going bird extinction crisis in Hawai’i that has led to about 70 percent of all native bird species in the state becoming extinct.

The film, Endangered Hawai’i, was produced by American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, with funding by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. It is being premiered at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, March 24 (at 12:30 and 2:00 p.m.) at the National Wildlife Visitor Center in Laurel, Maryland.

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