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Hawaiʻi Center for Food Safety Establishes Advisory Board of Local Leaders & Activists

August 8th, 2016
Center for Food Safety

Board will bring diverse perspectives and guidance to strengthen HCFS programs

HONOLULU—This week, Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety (HCFS) is launching a new advisory body to oversee and guide its work across the Hawaiian Islands. The new board will help strengthen HCFS’s collaboration with aligned community organizations, and ensure that its projects are timely and impactful.

Advisory board members were selected by HCFS based on their long-standing work in the community on environmental and food issues. HCFS is honored to have commitments from the following leaders, advocates, and community members to participate the inaugural advisory board:

Kaleikoa Ka‘eo, Maui

Alika Atay, Maui

Autumn Ness, Maui

Walter Ritte, Moloka‘i

Hanohano Naehu, Moloka‘i

Robert Harris, O‘ahu

Noelani Goodyear- Ka‘ōpua, O‘ahu

Lorna Cummings Poe, Kaua‘i

Gary Hooser, Kaua‘i

Nancy Redfeather, Hawai‘i Island

Hāwane Rios, Hawai‘i Island

This board will convene to review and evaluate HCFS’s work and help plan its strategic partnerships and projects for the coming year.

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National nonprofit organization Center for Food Safety opened its Hawai‘i office in April 2014, and has since become a leading public interest nonprofit organization working to halt the spread of pesticide-promoting genetically engineered (GE) crops and promote a safer, healthier, and more biodiverse food system for Hawai‘i.

HCFS serves as a toolkit for the local food movement, offering legal, policy, scientific, communications, and community organizing expertise for a variety of local campaigns and projects.  With over 10,000 Hawai‘i members of CFS’s grassroots True Food Network, HCFS has become one of the largest membership-based food and environmental advocacy organizations in the state.

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