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Friday, April 25, 2014
Obama endorses biotechnology’s important role in agriculture
By Selected News Articles @ 5:00 PM :: 3574 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 :: 4503 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 3, 2014
Monsanto Employees Rally on Maui, Molokai, Deliver Report to Mayor
By News Release @ 4:19 PM :: 3856 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 :: 4029 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 :: 3841 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 :: 3795 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 :: 3884 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 :: 3705 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 :: 7086 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 5, 2014
Full Text: Big Island Papaya Farmer Sues to Invalidate anti-GMO Ordinance
By Robert Thomas @ 9:12 PM :: 6896 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 :: 3450 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 :: 4560 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 :: 4779 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 :: 3844 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 :: 5824 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 :: 3669 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 :: 7296 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 :: 6154 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 2, 2014
Anti-GMO Activists Claim Kauai Mayor’s Office has been Legally Vacant since 2010
By Andrew Walden @ 2:35 AM :: 6125 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 :: 4877 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 :: 4115 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 :: 4145 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 :: 4886 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 :: 8631 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 :: 13554 Views :: Law Enforcement, GMOs

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

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Saturday, January 11, 2014
Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 8443 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs, GMOs

...a lawless, violent, drug-addled, and adrenaline-soaked mecca....

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Saturday, January 11, 2014
The Other Shoe Drops: Kauai Anti-GMO Ordinance Challenged In Federal Court
By Robert Thomas @ 3:01 PM :: 4484 Views :: GMOs

On Friday, several seed companies filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Honolulu. Here's the Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief....

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Friday, January 10, 2014
The GMO Stigma
By NCPA @ 9:30 AM :: 3865 Views :: GMOs

...GMOs could offer a healthier and more secure future for the poor across the world....

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Thursday, January 9, 2014
Hawaii Ag Law Conference Tackles GMO Issues
By Robert Thomas @ 1:29 AM :: 3910 Views :: GMOs

Here are links to some of the materials mentioned at our session today on the GMO issue....

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
GMOs: NYT/Grist gets it right; Hawaii County Council gets it wrong
By NCPA @ 3:13 PM :: 3746 Views :: GMOs

The Times report also examines the psychology of GMOphobes ....

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Monday, January 6, 2014
New Republic: Hawaii Anti-GMO Protesters ‘Objectively Crazy’
By Selected News Articles @ 1:14 PM :: 4095 Views :: GMOs

It's not that people are simply and inherently crazy; they also operate from within crazy bubbles, which is arguably just as dangerous. For this reason, my guess is that over time liberal opposition to genetic engineering will fade away....

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Saturday, January 4, 2014
NYT In Hawaii: A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops
By Selected News Articles @ 4:07 PM :: 5281 Views :: GMOs

...it garnered more vocal support than any the County Council here had ever considered, even the perennially popular bids to decriminalize marijuana....

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Thursday, January 2, 2014
Anti-GMO mob attracts a colorful, motley, mixed bag
By Selected News Articles @ 5:02 PM :: 4512 Views :: GMOs

there has been a headlong rush by some to promote themselves as the “voice” of this movement....

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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Ready to handle the Crazies? Psych Major to Head Agriculture Board
By News Release @ 11:56 PM :: 5329 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...Abercrombie today announced the appointment of Scott Edward Enright as chairperson of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture, effective Jan. 1....

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Monday, December 23, 2013
Priced out of Paradise: What are Hawaii Leaders Doing?
By Selected News Articles @ 1:26 AM :: 4830 Views :: Cost of Living, GMOs

They are pushing to grow their industry that may increase availability of organic produce but at a cost that most folks can’t afford....

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Friday, December 20, 2013
Mainland Organic Activists Launch Harassment 'Investigation' of State, County Governments
By News Release @ 12:59 AM :: 4280 Views :: Ethics, GMOs

Hitt's other organization is the "Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute", dedicated to peddling bogus claims that autism, Alzheimer's, and ADHD are caused by so-called 'food additives.'

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Thursday, December 19, 2013
1000 Good Reasons to Label GMO Food: A Guide for Politicians
By Selected News Articles @ 12:18 PM :: 4530 Views :: GMOs

When one person tells you that the skies are filled with chemtrails, you trust them and believe them. That also explains why there is always rain predicted on your anti-GMO marches....

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Sunday, December 15, 2013
Lack of Statewide policy threatens new Ag jobs
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 3691 Views :: GMOs

We need to determine what is in the best interests of the state as a whole before this new and promising industry is literally pecked apart by local jurisdictions and activist mobs....

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Sunday, December 15, 2013
PHOTOS: MMA Fighter Leads Surf Nazis in Haleiwa Anti-GMO March
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 7819 Views :: GMOs

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Hawaii SEED Wants to Destroy Papaya Farmers
By Selected News Articles @ 9:16 PM :: 4255 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs
The truth is that Mr. Ritte enjoys his papayas and doesn’t care if it is GMO or not because he knows that it is fine.  Remember the March ag day Mr. Ritte?
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Hawaii Agriculture Conference, January 8-9, 2014
By Robert Thomas @ 3:51 PM :: 5861 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use, GMOs

On January 8 and 9, 2014, the Seminar Group is putting on what we hope will become a regular event - the Hawaii Agriculture Conference....

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Sunday, December 8, 2013
How to Use Anti-GMO Ordinances to Seize Marijuana Plants: A Guide for Police Departments
By Andrew Walden @ 12:30 AM :: 13290 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs, GMOs

... between $400,000 and $1,000,000 in fines for a single mature 40-day old plant ....

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Friday, December 6, 2013
Kenoi Signs Anti-GMO Bill 113, Pledges to Force Ag into 'New Directions'
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 3933 Views :: GMOs

Just wait til the police start using this law to seize GMO marijuana plants and imposing $$$ fines on growers....

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Maui Pesticide Bill Would Fine Farmers, Landscapers $10K per Day
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 7341 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, GMOs

...to be placed on the December 6, 2013, Council agenda....

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Another Anti-GMO Leader Apologizes: "The authorities I trusted in were wrong"
By Selected News Articles @ 4:18 PM :: 5589 Views :: GMOs

What happens if one picks the wrong authority and psychologically ties oneself to a person expressing an argument, rather than to the evidence....

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Sunday, December 1, 2013
Food Activism: The Dunning-Kruger Effect
By Selected News Articles @ 7:22 PM :: 4320 Views :: GMOs

This effect may be span any number of areas ranging from fear of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), fear of nuclear power, fear of vaccinations or even fear of child abduction by strangers....

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Sunday, December 1, 2013
Anti-GMO Activist: “I Cater to a Very Wealthy Clientele”
By Selected News Articles @ 7:17 PM :: 4557 Views :: GMOs

...in January she was listed as one of Hawaii Island's most wanted....

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Sunday, December 1, 2013
Reductio ad Monsantium
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 4212 Views :: GMOs
For many anti-GMO activists, Monsanto assumes the role of Satan in Christianity....
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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Hawaii a Testing Ground for Mainland Hysteria
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:13 PM :: 5087 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Hawaii has long had an unfortunate tendency to attract the most extreme Mainland activists....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Maui Mayor Signs MOU with Monsanto Requiring Disclosure of Pesticide Use
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 5454 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

While watching what was happening in other counties, Maui County decided to approach Monsanto - which has farms on both Maui and Molokai - to require disclosure of the company’s restricted-use pesticides and all information about related practices....

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