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Monday, March 12, 2018
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:13 PM :: 715 Views :: GMOs

..."I only eat organic”....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Just Be Quiet
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:07 AM :: 722 Views :: First Amendment, GMOs

...When the anti-GMO activists started up on the social media back in 2013, something in me drove me into action....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
I Shill for No One!
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:52 PM :: 896 Views :: GMOs

...Rep Ing and Sen Green bash farmer online....

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Thursday, November 09, 2017
The Curse of Abundance
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:44 AM :: 1003 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...We live in a world of plenty which is both good and bad....

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
A Passion for Papaya is Not Propaganda
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:55 PM :: 1251 Views :: GMOs

Dr. Marion Nestle referred to the film Food Evolution as “propaganda” and the other activists like Zen Honeycutt and the Food Babe are jumping on board....

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Food Evolution
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:12 AM :: 1226 Views :: GMOs

...The first 15 minutes left me feeling infuriated beyond belief because the Hawaii anti-GMO movement was replayed....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Greatest Journey Didn’t Start with a Protest
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:54 PM :: 1771 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

If it were not for the brave souls who decided to collect information from the wind, stars, weather, and ocean currents, what we know as Native Hawaiians may have not arrived here in Hawaii....

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Rat Lungworm: The Cost of Unintended Consequences
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:55 PM :: 1596 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

As case number 15 of rat lungworm disease came to light last month, my blood boils a bit because of what has happened over the last several years....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Talking GMOs at the March for Science
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:07 PM :: 1942 Views :: Higher Education, GMOs

...people would lean in close and whisper quietly if we were about GMOs....

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Those Life Saving Facts
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:46 PM :: 2178 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, Land Use, GMOs

I asked why CFS and other groups like Shaka aren’t informing followers of rat lungworm disease....

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Monday, March 13, 2017
The Real Poison in Paradise
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:45 AM :: 2363 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

The caller had reported that she had seen a farmworker taken off of the field via ambulance and quickly assumed he had been poisoned....

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Thursday, March 09, 2017
HB790: Sue Farmers to Death
By Joni Kamiya @ 9:57 PM :: 2607 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

They tout it as a “common sense” measure but never disclose that there’s a penalty included in the bill that opens agricultural entities up to lawsuits....

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Saturday, March 04, 2017
Flooded With Fear
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:53 PM :: 1660 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...Hawaii is being used in the fear mongering against farmers -- our story has had a global impact....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Buffer Zone Bozos Descend on Capitol (again)
By Joni Kamiya @ 9:48 AM :: 1956 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

If you look closely at the activists there, none of any have t-shirt tans or even the slightest hint of field dirt under their nails or on their shoes....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Story of Hope
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:46 AM :: 1886 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs many kids never get the chance to see a real working farm....

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Friday, December 09, 2016
We are Voyagers
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:57 PM :: 2552 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii History, GMOs

...Getting astray on hobby activism that really doesn’t solve an issue won’t guide a people forward....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Anti-GMO ‘National Standing’? The Bungled Star Advertiser Opinion
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:06 AM :: 1902 Views :: GMOs

Who exactly are the anti-GMO activists with 'national standing'?  Let’s take a look....

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Monday, October 17, 2016
Life Changers
By Joni Kamiya @ 8:47 PM :: 1939 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...via Skype at the Voice of Farmers event held concurrently during the Monsanto Tribunal at The Hague....

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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Lessons from the Farm
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:53 PM :: 1818 Views :: Agriculture

...spend hours on your feet putting stickers on thousands of papayas....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Make Loud Noise
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:25 PM :: 2055 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...loud noises are only temporary....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Dishonesty is Unsustainable
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:20 AM :: 2937 Views :: Higher Education, GMOs

...there is hope....

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Monday, September 19, 2016
Screaming Haole Papaya Chopper Returns to Farm—to Apologize
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:30 AM :: 2608 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Every once in awhile, some of them will piece the information together....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
The Allure of Anti-Intellectualism
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:34 PM :: 1788 Views :: GMOs

Tonight I decided to attend the “Ethics of Eating” sponsored by the Center for Food Safety, featuring Vani Hari, the Food Babe....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
For the Love of Family
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:40 AM :: 1790 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...what’s happening on our farms....

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Thursday, September 08, 2016
Harsh Realities
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:25 PM :: 1441 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs needs to be mandatory for every policymaker to come and work on the farm before they can even talk about what policies they want to make....

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Hepatitis? Zika? Anti-GMO Crowd Gets Squirrely
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:24 PM :: 2538 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

So what prompted them to address the issue nearly 2 months late? ....

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
A Dream and a Vision
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:46 PM :: 2030 Views :: Environment, Second Amendment, Small Business

...the Hunting, Farming, and Fishing Association....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Screaming Haole Trespasses on Farm, Destroys Papaya Trees
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:35 AM :: 4018 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...A Caucasian woman came up to my dad as he was working on the field and started yelling at him that he was poisoning her....

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Tulsi Gabbard Votes Against Zika Funding
By Joni Kamiya @ 6:25 PM :: 1924 Views :: Health Care, Politicians

When politics start to affect public health and well being, there’s a major problem....

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Oppression of Education
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:54 AM :: 2536 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs’s clear who the real oppressors are....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Meet the Environmental Protest Industry
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:40 PM :: 2263 Views :: Greenmail

They have spread misinformation on everything from GMOs, the Superferry, TMT, and now the ocean monument....

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Big Oil, OHA, and Brian Schatz team up to Give Hawaii Fishermen the Shaft
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:36 PM :: 2103 Views :: Environment, Greenmail, OHA

... big oil is funding these ocean closures worldwide ....

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Activists: GMOs and Pesticides Cause Homosexuality
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:46 PM :: 1838 Views :: GMOs

...this hobby activism of spreading misinformation has helped to fuel hatred and bigotry globally....

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:48 AM :: 1870 Views :: GMOs

If we don’t speak up now and take action, Hawaii’s future will be in jeopardy....

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Friday, April 22, 2016
The Ideology War: UH Law School Debates GMOs
By Joni Kamiya @ 6:35 PM :: 1740 Views :: GMOs

...Gary and Hector kept repeating the words corporations and chemicals over and over....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Brown Hands
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:46 PM :: 1966 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

I have been so dismayed seeing the activists once again playing the “these people are immigrants so their jobs aren’t needed” card....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Bag Ban: Going Green Mindlessly
By Joni Kamiya @ 8:15 PM :: 1700 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...not only are thicker bags around, I’ve got a stock pile of paper bags now....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Last Farmer Standing
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:52 AM :: 2325 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

In a few hours, there will be lots of people gathering at the legislature in downtown Honolulu to talk about farmers.  They are miles away from any farm but many have an opinion about it....

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Sunday, February 07, 2016
As Farms Close, Reps Ing and Lee Jump on Anti-GMO Bandwagon
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:55 AM :: 2032 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Whether it be the fire ants or dengue fever, that is or no concern to them.  They continue to manipulate people’s fears around pesticides and GM technology.....

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Video: Anti-GMO Crackpot Peddles ‘Molecular Hydrogen’ Tablets
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:00 PM :: 1761 Views :: GMOs

Hawaii, with our population of just over 1.3 million spread across 7 islands, is apparently a great place to divide and conquer....

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Monday, February 01, 2016
Labeling a Cop Out Mentality
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:27 AM :: 1420 Views :: GMOs

“It’s too hard for me!"

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Where’s the Farm Justice Summit?
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:02 PM :: 1811 Views :: Agriculture

Real farming, not those 2 acres of various things you’re growing....

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Saturday, January 09, 2016
Plantation Era: They Came With Hope
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:55 PM :: 2334 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii History, Labor

I don’t know whether or not I want to cry or scream today....

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Anti-GMO Leader: “Bring Islamic Nation to Battle in Hawaii—Allah Akbar”
By Joni Kamiya @ 6:21 PM :: 3061 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, GMOs

...Anti-GMO activists cheer New Years Eve arson attack against Waialua farmer....

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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Hawaii Pesticide Complaints: Urban Homeowners are #1 Violator
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:12 PM :: 2342 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...I found a total of 365 complaints made.  If you listened to the Center for Food Safety, you’d think all of them are agriculture related.  It turns out that there were 91 out of that 365 being agriculture related....

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Science--The Life of the Land
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:09 PM :: 1677 Views :: GMOs

We eat science every single day....

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Monday, November 23, 2015
Why Saying ‘GMOs Are Safe’ isn’t Helping
By Joni Kamiya @ 6:50 PM :: 2090 Views :: GMOs

...Just the idea of three letters will make people willingly spend some 30% or more on groceries all in the name of fear....

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Why GMO?
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:21 PM :: 1968 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...why do farmers need biotechnology?

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Activists Claim GMOs Cause Homosexuality
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:47 PM :: 2644 Views :: GMOs

I’ve always been skeptical of the activists’ rallying cry....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
The Anti-GMO Club is a Danger to Native Hawaiian Forests
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:58 PM :: 4075 Views :: Environment, GMOs

...ohia trees are dying due to a fungal disease....

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