Fighting the stigma of growing GMOs
by Joan Conrow, Cornell Alliance for Science, Nov 10, 2017
Though he grew up on his family’s windward Oahu papaya farm, Michael Kamiya had no intention of making agriculture his life’s work.
All that changed when his father, Ken, announced plans to retire. Faced with the prospect of his family’s legacy shutting down, or being sold, Kamiya abandoned a successful career in printing and publishing, traded his Cole Haan dress shoes for hiking boots and returned to the farm.
“Six years later, here I am,” he told the Alliance for Science at the communications course we held for farmers in late September 2017.
Kamiya smiled as he said it, but quickly acknowledged that it wasn’t an easy transition…..
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