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Friday, July 10, 2020
​Pandemic Priorities
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:44 PM :: 974 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs, COVID-19

...people want what works, and they don’t care about the toxicity....

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Friday, April 3, 2020
Corona Virus: A Time to Return Hawaii to Science-Based Policy
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:28 AM :: 1594 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs, COVID-19

...I recall so many antis marching in Waikiki with those precious N-95 masks and hazmat suits that are needed now....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Why Be Pro-GMO?
By Joni Kamiya @ 6:14 PM :: 1059 Views :: GMOs

...I had to think about what was driving me to fight for GMO tech....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Mourning the Past Sacrifices the Future
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:17 AM :: 2269 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...It is pretty fun to belong to a cause and feel as if you’re making a difference....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Vicious Rumors--Not the First Time
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:29 PM :: 3769 Views :: Agriculture, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

...to the politician who quietly supported us in word but did the opposite in action-- you’ve created this mess....

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Tattered Flags
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:38 PM :: 2884 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... It has been about 6 weeks since this debacle started ....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Setting Off Hysteria
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:30 PM :: 2937 Views :: Education K-12, Family, GMOs

...Today my kids learned a lesson about thinking logically the hard way....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
School Bus Dangers
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:14 AM :: 2734 Views :: Education K-12, Agriculture, GMOs

...activists have scared parents into believing that they must fear pesticides but ignore other real safety hazards....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Knee Jerk Reactions
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:39 AM :: 2612 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...The activists could not get the results they wanted in a scientific study and instead went to the courtroom to make their case....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Why Farm?
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:36 PM :: 3574 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...Wouldn’t be wonderful if a wealthy non-profit volunteered to pay for all the regulations they demand?....

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Monday, February 18, 2019
Fear is not Sustainable
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:31 PM :: 2816 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...Nomi Carmona of the Babes Against Biotech was not present at the State Capitol. Ashley Lukens of the Center for Food Safety was a no show. Walter Ritte wasn’t even there too....

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Saturday, December 29, 2018
Dirty Little Hands
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:06 PM :: 3339 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...It is trendy right now to be telling tales about farmers....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A Smaller World
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:12 AM :: 3655 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...These feel-good ideas are placed upon farmers with no consideration of the consequences of its impacts....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
​Poor Farmer
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:40 PM :: 3240 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...If you do not farm, why should you dictate how farming should be done?....

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Sunday, September 9, 2018
If Everyone Farmed
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:31 AM :: 2597 Views :: Agriculture

...This weekend was spent planting the new fields....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Think Farmers are Lazy?
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:21 PM :: 2526 Views :: Agriculture

...This weekend was the planting of the trees....

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Monday, July 23, 2018
Intolerant Politicians: Green, LoPresti, Ing, Gabbard and More....
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:20 AM :: 6069 Views :: Ethics, Politicians, GMOs

...now resorting to sending Babes Against Biotech activists to community events set up by his opponent....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Farm Fair 2018: Eating the GMO Papaya
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:05 PM :: 3412 Views :: Small Business, GMOs

...A few minutes later, she came back and took a slice and ate it to the skin....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Backbone
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:41 PM :: 4903 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, GMOs

...With the recent passage of the anti-pesticide bills in our legislature, I received messages and emails from certain legislators apologizing for voting for this....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Our Connection to the Stars
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:35 AM :: 3725 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...Hawaii will be set back for years with the loss of the Thirty Meter Telescope....

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Just Shut Up: The Price of Pandering to Anti-Vaxxers
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:04 PM :: 3984 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

...the other night at 1AM, my 7 year old woke up moaning about not feeling well. She was running a 104 degree fever....

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Monday, March 12, 2018
Narcissists
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:13 PM :: 3579 Views :: GMOs

..."I only eat organic”....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Just Be Quiet
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:07 AM :: 4022 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 :: 3348 Views :: GMOs

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

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Thursday, November 9, 2017
The Curse of Abundance
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:44 AM :: 4498 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

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

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017
A Passion for Papaya is Not Propaganda
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:55 PM :: 3665 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 :: 3648 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 :: 4594 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 1, 2017
Rat Lungworm: The Cost of Unintended Consequences
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:55 PM :: 5905 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 :: 5737 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 :: 6567 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 :: 5739 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 9, 2017
HB790: Sue Farmers to Death
By Joni Kamiya @ 9:57 PM :: 5518 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 4, 2017
Flooded With Fear
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:53 PM :: 4458 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 9, 2017
Buffer Zone Bozos Descend on Capitol (again)
By Joni Kamiya @ 9:48 AM :: 4746 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 6, 2017
Story of Hope
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:46 AM :: 4588 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...so many kids never get the chance to see a real working farm....

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Friday, December 9, 2016
We are Voyagers
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:57 PM :: 5947 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 :: 4012 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 :: 4372 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 :: 3632 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 :: 4238 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 :: 5272 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 :: 4886 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 :: 3394 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 :: 3821 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...what’s happening on our farms....

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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Harsh Realities
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:25 PM :: 3305 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...it 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 :: 4575 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 :: 4611 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 :: 6710 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 :: 3776 Views :: Health Care, Politicians

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

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