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Sunday, August 03, 2014
Mainland Anti-GMO Group Pours Money into Kaneohe HD48 Race
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:54 PM :: 3226 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 :: 3511 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 :: 3083 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 :: 3496 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 :: 5335 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 :: 3414 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 :: 2223 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 :: 3195 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 :: 2761 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 :: 2721 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 :: 2626 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 :: 2301 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 :: 2156 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 :: 2399 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 :: 3079 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 :: 2460 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 :: 3830 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 :: 2497 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 :: 2642 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 :: 2889 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 :: 4516 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 :: 3935 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 :: 4222 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 :: 3602 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 :: 3599 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 :: 2081 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 :: 3105 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 :: 2478 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 :: 2641 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 :: 2473 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 :: 2486 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 :: 2524 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 :: 2326 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 :: 4670 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 :: 4394 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 :: 2077 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 :: 3042 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 :: 3203 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 :: 2536 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 :: 4384 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 :: 2330 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 :: 5189 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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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Anti-GMO Activists Welch on Promise to Provide Pro-Bono Defense for Kauai County
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 4068 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

FLASHBACK Oct 18, 2013: “We urge you to allow Bill 2491 to become law.  We will be there to defend it.”....

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Sunday, February 02, 2014
Anti-GMO Activists Claim Kauai Mayor’s Office has been Legally Vacant since 2010
By Andrew Walden @ 2:35 AM :: 4067 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs
Anti-GMO activists are citing a little-used 1951 Hawaii Territory law designed to get rid of Communists....
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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Monsanto Hawaii Pesticide Use
By News Release @ 4:59 PM :: 2921 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

We are listening to your concerns and, as promised, would like to address some of your questions regarding pesticide use....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Reason TV: Is Hawaii's Anti-GMO Movement Really Just Anti-Science?
By Video @ 1:04 PM :: 2603 Views :: GMOs

...a bill that would mandate labeling on all foods with genetically engineered material...would increase the cost of food in Hawaii even more....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Maui Council: Please Protect Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers from Anti-GMO Hype Campaign
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:10 AM :: 2622 Views :: GMOs

This so-called protest movement is really a new kind of ad campaign....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monsanto Hawaii Announces Enhanced Community Engagement Effort
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 2882 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

While there has been a lot of discussion about Monsanto, there seems to be little understanding about our operations and what we do....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
USDA: Pesticides, Chemicals, and Synthetic Ingredients Used in 'Organic' Food
By Andrew Walden @ 11:58 PM :: 6321 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...here is a selection of some of the most interesting ingredients included in "organic" foods and another list of synthetic pesticides and other substances allowed for use in "organic" crop and livestock production....

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Sunday, January 12, 2014
Interview: Drug Dealing N. Shore Anti-GMO Leader Has 'Penchant for Violence'
By Selected News Articles @ 1:03 AM :: 7032 Views :: Law Enforcement, GMOs

...This explains Billy Kenoi signing the Hawaii County Anti-GMO bill....

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