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Friday, October 17, 2014
The Amazing Guesses People Give Jimmy Kimmel Crew when Asked what GMOs are
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:05 PM :: 3260 Views :: GMOs

Most honest answer: "I'm just going along with it."

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Bleeding of Aloha: Ugliness of the Anti-GMO Movement in Hawaii
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:30 AM :: 6661 Views :: GMOs

Here’s a summary of what’s happening now across our state....

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Maui Monsanto Rep Cancels Speaking Engagement Over Safety Concerns
By News Release @ 10:09 PM :: 5117 Views :: TEA Party, GMOs

...anti-GMO activists were planning to protest and disrupt our meeting....

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Ebola: Where are the Anti-GMO Protesters Now?
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:25 PM :: 5667 Views :: Health Care, GMOs

According to the CDC website, genetic testing is used to diagnose this deadly disease....

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Friday, September 26, 2014
Carlisle: Maui Anti-GMO Law Would Send Farmers, Gardeners to Jail
By Video @ 2:22 AM :: 7129 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, GMOs

...gardeners growing GM corn, GM papaya, or GMO marijuana may be arrested and imprisoned for one year under the anti-GMO law....

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
The GMO Debate: Meetings about non-existent food safety issues
By Selected News Articles @ 8:07 PM :: 3885 Views :: GMOs

GMOs have never caused a single death or illness. But this vocal minority wants them banned … just in case....

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Federal Court Upholds the Free Market on Kauai
By John Engle @ 1:47 PM :: 3869 Views :: GMOs

If Hawaii’s future is to be bright, its citizens must embrace real science, not the pseudoscience of fear....

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Friday, August 29, 2014
Remind me again: Who wants GMO labeling?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:21 AM :: 4817 Views :: GMOs

...the founder of the American organic movement, Jerome Rodale, died during a recording of The Dick Cavett Show after declaring how wonderful his organic diet made him feel....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
A Canoe Paddled by One Can’t Get Very Far
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:43 PM :: 4158 Views :: GMOs

...he not only expresses persecutory ideations but he wants your money to keep him in his position....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
GMO Label Initiatives Labeled Ridiculous by Liberals
By Selected News Articles @ 1:13 PM :: 3671 Views :: GMOs

But Hawaii isn’t the only state where pro-label quacktivists are taking a hit....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Problem with Ideology in Politics
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:39 PM :: 5367 Views :: Religion, GMOs

...Ideology has no basis in evidence or reason. It is based in a core set of beliefs, just like religion....

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A Cautionary Saga: Judge Kurren Invalidates the Anti-GMO Ordinance 960
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:18 PM :: 5173 Views :: Kauai County, GMOs

The law is pre-empted by the state law and cannot be enforced at the county level....

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Hawaii’s Papaya Growers Struggle in Hurricane Aftermath
By Video @ 2:30 PM :: 6495 Views :: Hawaii County , Agriculture, GMOs

...Estimation of the sales lost, plus the start-up, the bulldozing costs and growing up to that first year, when they’re ready to harvest again … is about $53 million....

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Consuming Chemicals is a What We Do on a Daily Basis
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:16 PM :: 5303 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...so many people tell me how they are cutting back on chemicals in their food by eating better. I can’t help but shake my head....

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Still Blogging A Year Later!
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:11 PM :: 5221 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...By speaking out, I’ve been able to network others who share my thoughts about the Hawaii we want and it gives me hope....

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Death Threats from Anti-GMO Nuts
By Selected News Articles @ 5:21 PM :: 4174 Views :: GMOs

...millionaire organic activist Mike “the Health Ranger” Adams charges that hundreds of thousands of deaths have been caused by GMO crops....

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Monday, August 18, 2014
Maui County Report Shows Zero Glyphosate
By News Release @ 1:48 AM :: 4676 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...None of the 45 samples had detectable levels of glyphosate....

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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Papaya Crop Ruined: Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Hurricane Iselle
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:18 AM :: 5554 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 :: 4270 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 :: 4806 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 :: 8849 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 8, 2014
Mandatory Labeling of GMOs--A big-government solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:05 PM :: 4180 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 8, 2014
When A Hurricane Hits Do We Realize Our Priorities
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:27 AM :: 3562 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 7, 2014
UH: GMO Crops Conserve Topsoil, Reduce Herbicide Use
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 3633 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 6, 2014
GMO tobacco ‘mystery serum’ rescues Ebola virus victims
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 6805 Views :: World News, Health Care, GMOs
...Genetically engineered tobacco plants produce an experimental Ebola serum....
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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Mainland Anti-GMO Group Pours Money into Kaneohe HD48 Race
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:54 PM :: 5044 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 :: 5332 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 :: 5205 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 :: 5049 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 :: 8352 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 :: 4904 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 :: 3529 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 :: 4993 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 :: 4356 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 :: 4160 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 :: 4079 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 :: 3538 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 :: 3405 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 :: 4127 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 :: 4392 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 :: 3682 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 8, 2014
Ige Goes Wobbly on GMOs
By News Release @ 4:07 AM :: 5789 Views :: GMOs
...Ige said he will review the recent Vermont GMO labeling decision as a possible solution....
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Saturday, June 7, 2014
55% of Maui anti-GMO Signatures Worthless, but Petition on Ballot Anyway
By News Release @ 5:16 AM :: 3822 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 5, 2014
Hawaii Candidates: Beware of the Hawaii Center for Food Safety Questionnaire
By News Release @ 8:32 PM :: 4045 Views :: GMOs

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

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Monday, June 2, 2014
WaPo: Hawaii Going Wrong Way on GMOs
By Selected News Articles @ 10:42 AM :: 4096 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 :: 6085 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 :: 5566 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 :: 6249 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 :: 5562 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 :: 5020 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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