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Sunday, October 21, 2018
​Poor Farmer
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:40 PM :: 258 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

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

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Sunday, September 09, 2018
If Everyone Farmed
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:31 AM :: 686 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 :: 707 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 :: 3060 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 :: 1085 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 :: 1341 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 :: 1632 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 03, 2018
Just Shut Up; The Price of Pandering to Anti-Vaxxers
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:04 PM :: 1556 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 :: 1623 Views :: GMOs

..."I only eat organic”....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Just Be Quiet
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:07 AM :: 1639 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 :: 1487 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 :: 1847 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 :: 1842 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 :: 1799 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 :: 2442 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 :: 2571 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 :: 2709 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 :: 3281 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 :: 3284 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 :: 3414 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 :: 2443 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 :: 2774 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 :: 2667 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...so 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 :: 3689 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 :: 2509 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 :: 2645 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 :: 2240 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 :: 2657 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 :: 3465 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 :: 3180 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 :: 2237 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 :: 2347 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 :: 1845 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 :: 3005 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 :: 2612 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 :: 4721 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 :: 2366 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 :: 3324 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

...it’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 :: 2971 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 :: 2867 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 :: 2273 Views :: GMOs

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

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
If
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:48 AM :: 2308 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 :: 2091 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 :: 2375 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 :: 2119 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 :: 2749 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 :: 2427 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 :: 2095 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 :: 1737 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 :: 2127 Views :: Agriculture

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

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