• Petitioned Billy Kenoi
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor of Hawaii County
Billy Kenoi
Hawaii County Councilman
Dennis “Fresh” Onishi
Hawaii County Councilman
K. Angel Pilago
Environmental Management
Environmental Management
See response
Hawaii County Clerk
Hawaii County Clerk
Hawaii County Councilman
Fred Blas
Hawaii County Councilman
Donald Ikeda
Hawaii County Councilman
Pete Hoffmann
Hawaii County Councilman
Dominic Yagong
Hawaii County Councilman
J Yoshimoto
Hawaii County Councilwoman
Brittany Smart
Hawaii County Councilwoman
Brenda Ford

Protect the County of Hawaii farming industry from Genetic engineering

    1. Article V.org
    2. Petition by

      Article V.org

      Hilo, HI

Petition to protect the farming industry from Genetic engineering and preserve agriculturally-based practices and cultural traditions within the County of Hawaii.
COUNTY OF HAWAII, STATE OF HAWAII
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14, GENERAL WELFARE, HAWAII COUNTY CODE 1983 (2005 EDITION, AS AMENDED), RELATING TO THE
RESTRICTION OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FARMING BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII:
SECTION I. Chapter 14, Hawaii County Code 1983 (2005 Edition, as amended), is amended by adding a new article to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
"Article .Genetically Engineered (Transgenic) Farming. Section 14- Purpose.
The purpose of this article is to protect the farming industry from Genetic engineering and preserve agriculturally-based practices and cultural traditions within the County of Hawaii.
Section 14- .Definitions.
As used in this article, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
"Genetic engineering" means a process or technology employed whereby the hereditary apparatus of a living cell is altered, modified, or changed so that the cell can produce more or different chemicals or
perform completely new functions. "Person" includes natural persons, partnerships, joint ventures, societies, associations, clubs, trustees, trusts, or corporations or any officer, anent, employee factor, or any
other personal representative thereof, in any capacity, acting either for himself or for any other person, under personal appointment or pursuant to law.
"Recombinant DNA" means the transfer of genes, regulatory sequences, or nucleic acid between hosts by the use of vectors or laboratory manipulations and includes the insertion, excision, duplication,
inactivation, or relocation of specific genes regulatory sequences, or sections of nucleic acid. This term does not apply to a material or an organism developed exclusively through traditional methods of
breeding hybridization, or nondirected muta genesis.
"Release" means a discharge, emission or liberation of any genetically engineered organisms, or the product of a genetically engineered organism into the open environment.
Section 14- .Genetically engineered Farming, unlawful. It shall be unlawful for any person to test, propagate, cultivate, raise, plant grow introduce or release genetically engineered (transgenicl or
recombinant DNA)
Section 14- .Penalty. Any person violating and provision of this article shall be guilty of a violation, and upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced by a fine not exceeding $100,000.
Section 14- Instinctive relief. Proceeding for injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction may be heard for potential violations of this article."
SECTION 3. Severability. If any provision of this ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the
ordinance which can be given without the invalid provision or application, and to this end, the provisions of this ordinance are declared to be severable.
SECTION 4. Material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New material is underscored. In printing this ordinance, the brackets, bracketed material, and underscoring need not be included.
SECTION 5. This ordinance shall take effect upon its approval.

The Undersigned hereby support this ordinance.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Environmental Management responds:

      Environmental Management

      Please remove the Dept. of Env. Mgmt. From this petition. Our responsibilities and jurisdiction is only for the County sewers, landfills and transfer stations. We have nothing to do with the farming industry.


    3. Decision-maker Environmental Management responds:

      Environmental Management

      Please remove the Dept. of Environmental Management from the petition. The department has no jurisdiction or regulatory authority over the farming industry. We are responsible for County sewers, landfills and transfer stations. Thank you.


    4. Decision-maker Environmental Management responds:

      Environmental Management

      As stated previously, please remove the Dept. of Env. Mgmt. from your petition list as we only have jurisdiction over county sewers, landfills and transfer stations. We have no regulatory responsibility the farming industry.


    5. Decision-maker Environmental Management responds:

      Environmental Management

      After receiving approximately 200 of these emails, and after sending numerous emails to this email address, please be advised again that the Dept. of Env. Mgmt., County of Hawaii, has responsibility for only the county sewers, landfills a...


    6. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

      • almost 2 years ago

      This is important to me because once Monsanto is here, we will not be able to get rid of it and our island will become very contaminated with pesticides and poisons. It is very deadly so we should be staying away from it!!!!

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    • Dennis Painter KAILUA KONA, HI
      • about 2 years ago

      Nobody knows the impact of these plants on people or our environment. They do not exist in nature and constitute an experiment that when it goes wrong cannot be undone.

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    • Sherron Bull KAILUA KONA, HI
      • about 2 years ago

      Genetic engineering contaminates our local crops against our will and it should not be allowed in Hawaii.

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    • Kristi Kapahua HILO, HI
      • about 2 years ago

      Please listen to us, the residents of Hawaii who care about or families, our future and our environment. GMO's and its related big business industry are not pono nor safe nor culturally compatible here in Hawaii or anywhere. We deserve the right to grow our own organic food UMCONTAMINATED by GMOs. By allowing genetically modified foods into our farm systems you deplete the environment, bring imbalance to the environment and poison our 'aina. AND you strip tHawaiian natives of cultural practices and remove the CHOICE from us as natives and residents of Hawaii to grow and consume UNCONTAMINATED food.

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    • Melissa Finley WALNUT CREEK, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Please protect us *ALL* from genetic engineering!

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