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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 :: 5773 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 1, 2017
Rat Lungworm: The Cost of Unintended Consequences
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:55 PM :: 6278 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 25, 2017
Fake news is nothing new: 6 pseudo-news websites have colored GMO debate for years
By Selected News Articles @ 2:42 AM :: 2605 Views :: GMOs

...followers of events in genetic modification of food and crops have been familiar with the “fake news” phenomenon for years....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Talking GMOs at the March for Science
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:07 PM :: 6034 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 :: 6981 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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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Hawaii: Monsanto is First Farm Awarded Zero Waste Certification
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 5818 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 :: 5640 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...in response to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Pesticide Action Network North America....

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Monday, March 13, 2017
The Real Poison in Paradise
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:45 AM :: 6030 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 :: 5755 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 :: 4708 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 3, 2017
Pesticides, VOG, Mercury? DoH Seminar to Train MDs on Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 6912 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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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Buffer Zone Bozos Descend on Capitol (again)
By Joni Kamiya @ 9:48 AM :: 5001 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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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
An informed opinion on GMOs
By Selected News Articles @ 4:05 PM :: 3470 Views :: GMOs

Hawaii chef slices through anti-GMO propaganda....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
‘Natural’ Toxins for your Baby: ‘Homeopathic’ Profiteers Refuse Recall Order
By News Release @ 12:21 PM :: 5849 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

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

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Farm Bureau: 12 Anti-Agriculture Bills Introduced to Legislature
By News Release @ 3:05 PM :: 5762 Views :: Agriculture, Greenmail, GMOs

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

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Video GMO story: The near death and rescue of the Hawaiian papaya
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 3632 Views :: GMOs

The tiny anti-GMO movement in Hawaii grew into a sizable force in 2013-14, thanks largely to funding and directional support from organizations on the US mainland....

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Friday, January 6, 2017
Story of Hope
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:46 AM :: 4858 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

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

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Sunday, January 1, 2017
Video: Hawaii GMO Papaya Real Solutions Real Lives
By Video @ 2:45 PM :: 4698 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

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

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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 :: 6177 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 :: 6435 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

Conversion therapy....

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Friday, December 9, 2016
We are Voyagers
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:57 PM :: 6255 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 :: 4192 Views :: GMOs

Who exactly are the anti-GMO activists with 'national standing'?  Let’s take a look....

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Rep Clift Tsuji Dies
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 6788 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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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Professor Used UH Email System to Harass Rival
By Selected News Articles @ 8:24 PM :: 7975 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, GMOs

...the writer described the location of where the Professor’s wife liked to bike, terrorizing her enough to become afraid of staying home alone. They even went to Craigslist....

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Monday, October 17, 2016
Life Changers
By Joni Kamiya @ 8:47 PM :: 4587 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...via Skype at the Voice of Farmers event held concurrently during the Monsanto Tribunal at The Hague....

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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Indiana Seed Producer Buys Kauai Seed Farm from BASF
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 5219 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, GMOs

Beck’s, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Make Loud Noise
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:25 PM :: 4459 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 :: 5536 Views :: Higher Education, GMOs

...there is hope....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Feds ‘Search for Solution to Hawaii’s Mosquito Problem’
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 PM :: 5337 Views :: Environment, Health Care, GMOs
"We all must be diligent in the search for a solution to the mosquito problem that affects humans and animals alike."
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Screaming Haole Papaya Chopper Returns to Farm—to Apologize
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:30 AM :: 5115 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Every once in awhile, some of them will piece the information together....

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Saturday, September 17, 2016
Strong leadership is needed to promote agricultural growth
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 4081 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...agriculture can be held back by regulation, politics, and policies....

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Friday, September 16, 2016
The Allure of Anti-Intellectualism
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:34 PM :: 3570 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 :: 4031 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...what’s happening on our farms....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Fifty Years of Seed in the Fiftieth State
By News Release @ 4:04 PM :: 3871 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...report on the seed industry in Hawaii produced by Dr. Paul Brewbaker for the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association....

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Monday, September 12, 2016
Could genetically modified mosquitoes save Hawaii’s endangered birds?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:27 PM :: 4279 Views :: Environment, GMOs

Mosquitoes, which carry avian malaria, are a principal reason that just forty-two of more than a hundred species of native Hawaiian birds remain....

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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Harsh Realities
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:25 PM :: 3513 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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Monday, September 5, 2016
Walter Ritte Teams up with Rich European Activists to save Hawaii’s Endangered Mosquitoes
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 5109 Views :: Environment, Ethics, GMOs

Zika is a highly-effective population control device ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
Hepatitis? Zika? Anti-GMO Crowd Gets Squirrely
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:24 PM :: 4771 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

So what prompted them to address the issue nearly 2 months late? ....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Screaming Haole Trespasses on Farm, Destroys Papaya Trees
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:35 AM :: 7019 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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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Ninth Circuit Appears Poised To Preempt Hawaii 'GMO' Ordinances
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 2707 Views :: GMOs

On June 15, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments in three related bids to invalidate separate Hawaiian county ordinances....

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Sunday, June 26, 2016
The Surprisingly Sudden Demise of the Anti-GMO Movement
By Selected News Articles @ 7:19 PM :: 5087 Views :: GMOs
How did this happen so quickly?
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Friday, June 24, 2016
Oppression of Education
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:54 AM :: 6131 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

...it’s clear who the real oppressors are....

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Ninth Circuit Digs In on Hawaii GMO Rules
By Selected News Articles @ 9:16 PM :: 3414 Views :: GMOs

The implications of the court's ruling or rulings in this case will be vast....

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
VIDEO: Ninth Circuit Oral Arguments In Hawaii Anti-GMO Cases
By Robert Thomas @ 9:47 PM :: 2800 Views :: GMOs

Official full-length Ninth Circuit video recording of the hearings....

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Maui: 60% Bogus Signatures on Ballot Petition to Seize Farms from Owners
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 9169 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use, GMOs

...It's unclear how much was spent paying people to collect signatures, or where the money came from, because those loudly demanding transparency don't practice it themselves....

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Activists: GMOs and Pesticides Cause Homosexuality
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:46 PM :: 4136 Views :: GMOs

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

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Thursday, June 2, 2016
It’s not just for the birds--GM mosquitoes could stave off Zika in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 3745 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

Zika will not just disappear in Hawaii, it will take constant vigilance, and lots of pesticide spray, to keep it in check....

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Friday, May 27, 2016
9 misdirected arguments against GMOs
By Selected News Articles @ 9:49 PM :: 5077 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...many arguments are put forth on why GMOs are “bad” and should be avoided. However, many of these arguments are not about GMOs, but rather, are issues that we’re facing in modern agriculture and in our economy....

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
If
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:48 AM :: 3793 Views :: GMOs

If we don’t speak up now and take action, Hawaii’s future will be in jeopardy....

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Organically Grown Tax Credits on Way to Governor
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3720 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

If this credit does indeed become law, expect to see a lot of begging and pleading....

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