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Geographical Identities

Sen. Gabbard’s Response to email regarding KonaRed

  From: Bruce Corker <> Date: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM Subject: KonaRed/Other States’ Protections for Farmers To: “Sen. Mike Gabbard” <> Cc: Andrew Gomes <>, Richard Creagan <>, “Rep. Nicole Lowen” <>, Josh Green <>, margaret wille <>, Scott Enright <> Dear Mike: After review of Andrew Gomes’ November 6 Star-Advertiser article about KonaRed’s coffee drink, you ... Read More »

Letter to HDOA regarding KonaRed

October 18 , 2017 Scott Enright, Chair Hawaii Department of Agriculture 1428 South King Street Honolulu, Hi 96814 Re: KonaRed Cold Brew Coffee Original Kona Blend Dear Scott: A Kona Coffee Farmers Association ( member recently brought to our attention, and raised concerns over, the labeling on a coffee product that uses the “Kona” name and is offered for sale ... Read More »

AOPA Founders Conference Report

American Origin Products Association Report of Founders Conference October 13, 2012 Fayetteville, Arkansas A copy of the final program for the first national meeting of the American Origin Products Association is available in the AOPA Dropbox. Producer groups represented at the meeting included: Ginseng Board of Wisconsin Sally McCarthy Godlewski Idaho Potato Commission Pat Kole Intertribal Agriculture Council Nathan Notah ... Read More »

oriGIn- May 2, 2012 Napa Valley Vintners

The Napa Valley Vintners joins the global alliance of geographical indications The Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network (oriGIn) is glad to announce that the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), the non-profit trade association representing 430 Napa Valley wineries, has joined its global network. Read the Press release at: Ida Puzone Project Manager – oriGIn 1, rue de Varembé ... Read More »

OriGIn Report April 2012

From OriGIn TO:  KCFA Dear Members, oriGIn, Insight Consulting and REDD are glad to announce that the Consortium they established has been awarded a contract by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market and Services, for a study on Geographical Indication (GI) protection for non-agricultural products in the European Union (EU): Kind regards, Ida Read More »

OriGIn Report for March 2012

Please pay special attention to the article “USA: Creation of an association to counter oriGIn”.. click oriGIn Report_ March 2012 to read entire release Read More »

OriGin 10.14.2011 Bondera Appointed Vice President for North America

October 14, 2011Colehour Bondera, a Honaunau coffee farmer and President of the Kona Coffee Farmers Association, has been appointed the oriGIn Vice President for North America. oriGIn (Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network) recently appointed a president and nine vice presidents, each representing a different country or region. The Geneva-based non-governmental organization represents 200 organizations and over two-million GI ... Read More »

OriGIn’s 5th General Assembly- September 29, 2011

 200 representatives of GI producers some 35 countries gathered in Guadalajara (Mexico), on 29 September, 2011  for the 5th General Assembly of oriGIn and adopted a comprehensive strategy to promote Geographical Indications (GIs) protection at the global level for the biennium 2012-2013. This strategy is contained in the Declaration of Guadalajara. click origin09.29.11PR  for complete report Read More »