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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Papaya Crop Ruined: Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Hurricane Iselle
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:18 AM :: 3661 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

"... Yay Good.  Mahalo Iselle for washing us clean of those GMO ...."

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
GMOs: No Evidence or Logic Will Ever Be Considered by Those Who Don’t Value It
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:19 PM :: 2964 Views :: GMOs

"If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide that they should value it?"

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Activists, Hurricane Deal One-Two Punch to Hawaii Farmers
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:15 PM :: 3137 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...Just last week it was announced that the activists groups, the Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice (formerly known as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund) joined on to sue these same farmers....

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
Anti-GMO Candidates Lose Big Statewide
By Andrew Walden @ 5:35 AM :: 6901 Views :: Politicians, GMOs

On Kauai, pro-GMO mayor Bernard Carvalho crushed anti-GMO candidate Dustin Barca, leader of the so-called "Kauai Rising" protests....

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Friday, August 08, 2014
Mandatory Labeling of GMOs--A big-government solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:05 PM :: 2890 Views :: GMOs

...FDA has no basis for concluding that bioengineered foods ... present any different or greater safety concern than foods developed by traditional plant breeding....

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Friday, August 08, 2014
When A Hurricane Hits Do We Realize Our Priorities
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:27 AM :: 2380 Views :: GMOs

...did you go shopping for GMO free organic and pesticide free food, BPA free bottled water, and gluten free bread when preparing for the storm?

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Thursday, August 07, 2014
UH: GMO Crops Conserve Topsoil, Reduce Herbicide Use
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 2484 Views :: GMOs

...there has been a reduction in the use of more toxic herbicides, and soils have benefited from reduced tillage....

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014
GMO tobacco ‘mystery serum’ rescues Ebola virus victims
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 4332 Views :: World News, Health Care, GMOs
...Genetically engineered tobacco plants produce an experimental Ebola serum....
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Sunday, August 03, 2014
Mainland Anti-GMO Group Pours Money into Kaneohe HD48 Race
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:54 PM :: 3430 Views :: Politicians, GMOs

Here’s a flier that was sent out in to people in the Kaneohe/Kahaluu area by the Center for Food Safety just a few days ago....

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
FBI Investigates Death Threats Made by Anti-GMO Leader
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:31 PM :: 3683 Views :: GMOs

...Mike Adams of the prolific anti-GMO Natural News website is resorting to calling for threats against those who support biotechnology....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Kauai Hearing Set on GMO Rules
By News Release @ 1:34 PM :: 3289 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

The hearing is set for Tuesday, August 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall....

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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Who Can You Trust in the GMO Issue?
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:33 PM :: 3658 Views :: GMOs

Red Flag Number 1: Celebrity Status....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Video: Anti-GMO Maui Mayoral Candidate Runs from Cop, Gets Tazed
By Andrew Walden @ 5:00 PM :: 5618 Views :: Maui County, Law Enforcement, GMOs

"Witnesses say that the suspect ran from the police earlier that day, for allegedly not having license plates or a driver’s license...."

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
If You Want a Glimpse of the Future Food Wars, Look to Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:17 AM :: 3557 Views :: GMOs

Underlying the debate about GMOs in Hawaii is, I suspect, a tension between those who have lived in the islands for generations and newcomers from the mainland....

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
“Parallel science” of NGO advocacy groups: How post-modernism encourages pseudo-science
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 PM :: 2359 Views :: GMOs

“Parallel science” seemingly resembles science, but it differs from science since its conclusions precede experimentation....

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
How I Wish I Were a Papaya Princess…
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:06 PM :: 3374 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

There’s so much talk from activists about how they want more local food grown here but then they seek to lobby laws against farmers....

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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Dear Politicians: Why You Should Take That Evil Corporate Money
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:01 AM :: 2900 Views :: GMOs

I’m voting for candidates who actually take money from the seed companies because it kicks the ignorance that’s infecting and contaminating our state....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Hawaii Politicians’ anti-GMO campaigns support ‘trendy activism’
By Joni Kamiya @ 9:47 PM :: 2856 Views :: GMOs

...you are both NOT about solving real problems in Hawaii, but more about contributing to the problems we have here....

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Friday, June 27, 2014
Anti-GMO Activists Write the Darndest Things
By Selected News Articles @ 5:24 PM :: 2767 Views :: GMOs

We’ve been trawling the bowels of the internet for the crazier ramblings of the activists, so put on your tinfoil hats and come for a dive with us....

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
Modifying the Future of Food: What If GMOs Are the Only Option?
By Video @ 2:00 AM :: 2428 Views :: GMOs

...June 7, 2014 at Cornell University....

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Friday, June 20, 2014
Court Order Delays Implementation of Kauai Anti-GMO Ordinance
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 2294 Views :: GMOs

...a lawsuit was filed in February of this year by four companies that would be directly impacted, challenging the legality of the new law....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Vermont's GMO Labeling Law Challenged On Free Speech Grounds
By Robert Thomas @ 3:32 PM :: 2576 Views :: First Amendment, GMOs

...on one hand, the labeling requirement compels speech, while on the other, the prohibition on calling it natural suppresses speech....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Scientist in Point-by-Point Debunk of Maui Anti-GMO Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 7:16 AM :: 3207 Views :: GMOs

A review of this section reveals a lack of understanding of agriculture in general, a lack of supporting evidence for claims made, and a disregard for the voluminous findings in mainstream science....

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Big Island Farmers File Latest Federal Court Salvo on GMO Front
By Robert Thomas @ 3:52 PM :: 2587 Views :: GMOs

The Big Island ordinance is now being challenged in Federal Court on a number of grounds (preemption, Commerce Clause, and takings)....

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Sunday, June 08, 2014
Ige Goes Wobbly on GMOs
By News Release @ 4:07 AM :: 4023 Views :: GMOs
...Ige said he will review the recent Vermont GMO labeling decision as a possible solution....
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Saturday, June 07, 2014
55% of Maui anti-GMO Signatures Worthless, but Petition on Ballot Anyway
By News Release @ 5:16 AM :: 2635 Views :: GMOs

...4,342 registered voters in the County of Maui have signed the petition, while 5,284 signatures have been deemed invalid....

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Thursday, June 05, 2014
Hawaii Candidates: Beware of the Hawaii Center for Food Safety Questionnaire
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 2773 Views :: GMOs

Here’s a copy of the questionnaire that they have been sending candidates....

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Monday, June 02, 2014
WaPo: Hawaii Going Wrong Way on GMOs
By Selected News Articles @ 10:42 AM :: 3013 Views :: GMOs

The prospect of helping to feed the starving and improve the lives of people across the planet should not be nipped because of the self-indulgent fretting of first-world activists....

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Sex and science: Hawaii’s ‘Babes Against Biotech’ flaunt T&A to attack GMOs
By Selected News Articles @ 8:10 PM :: 4697 Views :: GMOs

“Go NON-GMO so you have a chance with a girl like Ryelee,” reads the caption to her picture....

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Anti-GMO ‘Yogic Flying’ Expert is Latest Mainland Crackpot to Tour Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 4119 Views :: GMOs
Smith’s “only professional experience prior to taking up his crusade against biotechnology is as a ballroom-dance teacher, yogic flying instructor, and political candidate for the Maharishi cult’s Natural Law Party.” 
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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Follow the Money: The Mainland Anti-GMO SHAKA Movement
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 4420 Views :: Maui County, GMOs

SHAKA posted the voter registration of Maui voters online.  It included people’s names and addresses....

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Monday, May 12, 2014
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! -- Takes on Organic Food
By Video @ 3:49 PM :: 3798 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Penn & Teller Repudiate the idea that organic food has better nutrients, a smaller environmental impact, less harmful pesticides, and better taste than non-organic foods....

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Gawker: Hawaii Anti-GMO Speaker a "Cock-Fixated Megalomaniac Email Addict"
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 AM :: 3728 Views :: GMOs

Reams of his threatening emails have been reproduced online by Gawker in an article titled: “Dr. Tyrone Hayes: Biologist, Cock-Fixated Megalomaniac Email Addict”....

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Friday, April 25, 2014
Obama endorses biotechnology’s important role in agriculture
By Selected News Articles @ 5:00 PM :: 2218 Views :: GMOs

“...investment in enhanced biotechnology is an essential component of the solution to some of our planet’s most pressing agricultural problems” -- President Barack Obama 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
GMO Paranoia: Knowledge is the Key to Fighting Fear
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 3238 Views :: GMOs

Having worked in mental health for several years, it is really disturbing to me to see so many Hawaii folks wrapped up on the fear brigade against biotechnology....

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
Monsanto Employees Rally on Maui, Molokai, Deliver Report to Mayor
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 2613 Views :: GMOs

...as specified in its Memorandum of Understanding, Monsanto Hawaii and its Maui employees will deliver copies of several hundred studies and safety reviews on genetically engineered crops to Mayor Alan Arakawa today....

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Cost of Regulating Biotechnology and Genetically-Engineered Food
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 2776 Views :: GMOs

This spring, legislators in more than 20 U.S. states will consider proposals to mandate special labeling of genetically-engineered (GE) foods....

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Friday, March 21, 2014
Senator Russell Ruderman Defends the Haters of Technology
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 PM :: 2610 Views :: GMOs
If you saw all of this on the social media, as a farmer, what would you think?
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Challenge Highlights Flaws in Hawaii's Anti-GMO Law
By Selected News Articles @ 4:17 PM :: 2617 Views :: GMOs

A judge on Hawaii's Big Island last week halted enforcement of part of Hawaii's flawed anti-GMO law....

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Cornell Prof dismantles claims that GMO crops are “pesticide centered technology”
By Selected News Articles @ 4:13 PM :: 2670 Views :: GMOs
“I got into biotech because I wanted to reduce the use of pesticides”
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
SB2435HD1: Will GMO Labeling come back to Life in Frankenbill?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:01 PM :: 2476 Views :: GMOs

The hearing—with decision making to follow--is set for March 20, 2014 at 9:35am in the State Capitol Auditorium....

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Most Wanted: FBI Searching Big Island for Anti-Biotech Terror Bomber
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 4927 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, GMOs

On Aug 28, 2003, two bombs exploded approximately one hour apart on the campus of a biotechnology corporation in Emeryville, CA. Then, on Sept 26, 2003, one bomb strapped with nails exploded ....

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Full Text: Big Island Papaya Farmer Sues to Invalidate anti-GMO Ordinance
By Robert Thomas @ 9:12 PM :: 4613 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, GMOs

Science. It's the darndest thing....

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Honolulu Firm Selected to Represent Kauai County in GMO Suit
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 2220 Views :: GMOs

“In addition, we are moving forward with securing a facilitator to get the Joint Fact Finding Group for the Environmental Public Health Impact Study underway,” the mayor added....

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
Maui: Huber's Anti-GMO claims lack evidence
By Selected News Articles @ 9:33 PM :: 3203 Views :: GMOs

Yesterday, Dr. Don Huber spoke on Maui as part of an event that kicked off a political campaign to ban genetically engineered crops from the island....

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Saturday, February 22, 2014
Slom: Anti-GMO Activists Have an Agenda
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 1:21 AM :: 3361 Views :: GMOs

I praised the papaya farmers who slap a “GMO” sticker on their fruit. But I don’t like this bill....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
How Hawaii Will Achieve Food Sustainability: Jail a Farmer!
By Selected News Articles @ 9:54 PM :: 2672 Views :: GMOs

...if you read SB2521 carefully, it is all spelled out there on how they are going to enforce such a law....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
FDA: ‘Natural Supplements’ Industry Victimizes Korean Community with Hidden Chemicals
By News Release @ 1:22 PM :: 4522 Views :: GMOs

This notification is to inform the public of a growing trend of dietary supplements or conventional foods with hidden drugs and chemicals....

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Say NO on SB 2521 ~ Do Not increase Food costs for Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 2463 Views :: GMOs

Oppose SB 2521 as it's a Food labeling bill that Supports Food In-Equality....

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Sunday, February 16, 2014
GMO Labeling Could Add $800/yr to Hawaii Grocery Bills
By Andrew Walden @ 10:51 PM :: 5398 Views :: Cost of Living, GMOs

It is expected to cost consumers $800 per year in higher food prices and many products could simply disappear from Hawaii shelves, but SB2521 is on the move thanks to Senator Clayton Hee....

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