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Thursday, March 15, 2018
DoA Pesticide Report: Science vs Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 438 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

...Six-Month Monitoring Levels Meet State & Federal Water Quality Standards....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
John McHugh PhD New Head of Pesticides Branch
By News Release @ 12:29 AM :: 718 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...His appointment is effective January 1, 2018. He succeeds Thomas Matsuda who will retire on December 31, 2017....

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Hawaii's Best Workplace? Monsanto
By News Release @ 3:28 PM :: 1260 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, GMOs

...Monsanto took first place, scoring an impressive 91.6 percent....

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Thursday, November 09, 2017
The Curse of Abundance
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:44 AM :: 1015 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

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

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Sunday, November 05, 2017
Trump Admin Names Hawaii Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 1178 Views :: Agriculture, Republican Party

...Al Frenzel and Gigi Jones....

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Friday, September 01, 2017
Bill Before Congress: Claim--Hawaii Allows 'horrific legal market' in Dog Meat
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 2222 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Small Business

"...An undercover investigation for EnviroWatch highlighted the brutality of dog meat farms in Hawaii...."

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Invasive Species Inspectors Communicate 'Caveman Style' After (another) State IT Project Failure
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:03 PM :: 1341 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...After more than a decade of development and close to $4.2 million in new and amended contracts, Department of Agriculture has failed in its attempt to implement a central integrated database....  (try MS Excel next time)

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Mother Jones: World Health Organization called RoundUp a “probable carcinogen,” but it didn’t have all the facts.
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 1782 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...A Scientist Didn’t Disclose Important Data—and Let Everyone Believe a Popular Weedkiller Causes Cancer....

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Rat Lungworm: The Cost of Unintended Consequences
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:55 PM :: 1610 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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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Federal organic fraud in America
By Selected News Articles @ 2:02 PM :: 1543 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture

...40% of the organic food sold in America tested positive for prohibited pesticide residue....

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Saturday, May 06, 2017
Anti-Dairy Activism Spreads: Big Island Dairy faces fine, possible lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 2393 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture

...The fine is based on an inspection DOH officials did March 28-29 in response to Democratic Party insiders....

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Those Life Saving Facts
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:46 PM :: 2197 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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Friday, April 07, 2017
Dairy: Billionaire Developer Omidyar Creates More Precedents Farmers Can’t Follow
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 1923 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

...the Makauwahi Cave Reserve be the recipient of $125,000 for a supplemental environmental project to be funded by Hawai‘i Dairy Farms....

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Hawaii: Monsanto is First Farm Awarded Zero Waste Certification
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 1942 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

The first business in Hawaii to earn the certification, Monsanto’s Upper Kunia Farm has been focused on increasing yields while using fewer resources, and has successfully diverted 98 percent of its waste....

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
As Expected, EPA Rejects Anti-Pesticide Activists’ Petition to Ban Chlorpyrifos
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 1857 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs response to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network North America....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Doubling Hawaii’s Food Production?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:52 PM :: 1324 Views :: Agriculture

...The Governor did, at least, stop short of calling it his “Five Year Plan”....

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Prince Kuhio’s Fight to Americanize Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 10:13 PM :: 9934 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture, Hawaii History, Land Use

...the homestead associations he championed in his first decade of service were multi-ethnic groups seeking the fee-simple ownership of land promised in the Hawaii Organic Act....

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Double Food Production? Failed Central Planning Thrives in Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:30 PM :: 1540 Views :: Agriculture

When Governor Ige first announced his plan to double local food production, people wondered....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Omidyar Wins by Losing: Kauai Court Ruling Forces Farms to File EIS
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 3338 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture
By voluntarily filing an EIS for his dairy farm on Kauai, Omidyar has now brought about a court ruling for the first time ever mandating EIS for farmers statewide....
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Monday, March 13, 2017
The Real Poison in Paradise
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:45 AM :: 2378 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 :: 2618 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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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Civil Rights Violation? EPA Investigating Anti-GMO Pesticide Hype
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 2479 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail

...only pesticides from agriculture harm only native Hawaiians who are apparently immune to pesticides used on luxury resorts and golf courses.... 

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Saturday, March 04, 2017
Flooded With Fear
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:53 PM :: 1670 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

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

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Friday, March 03, 2017
Pesticides, VOG, Mercury? DoH Seminar to Train MDs on Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 2979 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

This major event for medical professionals is part of Gov. David Ige’s statewide initiative to address community concerns about chronic exposures to pesticides, Vog, lead, mercury and other environmental hazards (allegedly) affecting our keiki....

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
POTUS Rescinds WOTUS: Hawaii Waters to be Freed of Federal Control
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:22 AM :: 1909 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

By developing a rule that recognizes the need to work with states to address water issues, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers will be helping the environment, not hurting it....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Kauai Dairy Farm Withdraws Final EIS
By News Release @ 11:58 PM :: 2041 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture

... an EIS which they are not required to submit ....

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Friday, February 17, 2017
DOH: Dairy Farm EIS Decision Coming Feb 24
By News Release @ 1:08 AM :: 1937 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture

The extension adds eight calendar days to the 30 calendar days allowed by statute for the approving agency to decide if the FEIS is acceptable....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Buffer Zone Bozos Descend on Capitol (again)
By Joni Kamiya @ 9:48 AM :: 1970 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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Monday, February 06, 2017
Hawaii Bills Would Legalize Industrial Hemp; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 AM :: 1806 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

Farmers in SE Colorado started harvesting the plant in 2013, and farmers in Vermont began harvesting in 2014....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
DLNR Seeks Applicants: Commission on Water Resource Management
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1869 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...for a new term that will begin July 1, 2017 and run for four (4) years....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
‘Natural’ Toxins for your Baby: ‘Homeopathic’ Profiteers Refuse Recall Order
By News Release @ 12:21 PM :: 2015 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablet products labeled as containing belladonna....

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Saturday, January 28, 2017
FSMA: Unknown Regulatory Threat Leaves Agriculture in Limbo
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:27 PM :: 1522 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business
“The little guy gets squeezed out.”
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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Farm Bureau: 12 Anti-Agriculture Bills Introduced to Legislature
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 1974 Views :: Agriculture, Greenmail, GMOs

...Bills that could increase the regulatory and financial burdens on Hawaii farmers....

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Hawaii Bill Would Legalize Raw Milk Sales
By News Release @ 3:53 AM :: 1262 Views :: Agriculture

A bill introduced in the Hawaii House would legalize raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward nullifying a federal prohibition scheme....

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Government Mandates on Local Farmers
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:47 PM :: 1293 Views :: Agriculture

...Baylen Linnekin is the author of Biting the Hand that Feeds Us....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
State Announces 10-Year Invasive Species Plan
By News Release @ 1:57 PM :: 1684 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Law Enforcement

...the State’s first interagency and comprehensive biosecurity plan to protect Hawai‘i’s agriculture, environment, economy and health....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Report: Only 46% of HC&S Cane Workers Find New Jobs
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 2562 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Labor

The sole purpose of the taskforce was to help the 675 workers who were laid off last year....

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Friday, January 06, 2017
Story of Hope
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:46 AM :: 1899 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs many kids never get the chance to see a real working farm....

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Sunday, January 01, 2017
Video: Hawaii GMO Papaya Real Solutions Real Lives
By Video @ 2:45 PM :: 2104 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Hawaii is now the newest member of the Cornell Alliance for Science for global network....

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Saturday, December 17, 2016
Maui Says Aloha to Island’s Last Sugar Cane Producer
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 2023 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...the end of 145 years of harvesting and processing sugar cane on Maui....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
EPA files complaint against Syngenta for farmworker safety violations on Kauai
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 2528 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

EPA is seeking civil penalties of over $4.8 million....

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
One More Time: State Tries to Reason with Anti-GMO Lunatics
By News Release @ 1:23 AM :: 3272 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

Conversion therapy....

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Friday, December 09, 2016
We are Voyagers
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:57 PM :: 2573 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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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Trump’s Pick for EPA Has a History of Fighting the Agency
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:28 PM :: 2179 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture

Pruitt led the fight against the Clean Power Plan, the Waters of the United States rule, and the Renewable Fuel Standard....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
DLNR Seeks Volunteers for Water Security Advisory Group
By News Release @ 8:48 PM :: 2351 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

The Chairperson of DLNR will review the applications and select individuals that are deemed qualified to serve on the Water Security Advisory Group per the requirements of Act 172....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Health Department Sets Public Hearings on Changes to Food Safety Code
By News Release @ 2:14 AM :: 2020 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...public hearings on Hawaii Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai from Dec. 5-9, 2016....

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Rep Clift Tsuji Dies
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 3080 Views :: Democratic Party, Agriculture, Politicians, GMOs
“...a strong voice for the people and a staunch advocate for Hawaii’s agriculture community....
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Brewbaker: The Future of Agriculture on Maui
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:35 PM :: 2031 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture
Thursday, October 27th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Maui Country Club, Paia
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Monday, October 17, 2016
Life Changers
By Joni Kamiya @ 8:47 PM :: 1953 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 :: 1828 Views :: Agriculture

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

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