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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 :: 7133 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 :: 8175 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 :: 5107 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture

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

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
Anti-Dairy Activism Spreads: Big Island Dairy faces fine, possible lawsuit
By News Release @ 5:43 PM :: 7803 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 :: 8843 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 7, 2017
Dairy: Billionaire Developer Omidyar Creates More Precedents Farmers Can’t Follow
By News Release @ 6:37 PM :: 5639 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 5, 2017
Hawaii: Monsanto is First Farm Awarded Zero Waste Certification
By News Release @ 5:04 PM :: 7167 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 :: 7100 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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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Doubling Hawaii’s Food Production?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:52 PM :: 4279 Views :: Agriculture

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

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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 :: 4570 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 :: 10319 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 :: 7700 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 :: 7050 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 9, 2017
Civil Rights Violation? EPA Investigating Anti-GMO Pesticide Hype
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 7524 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 4, 2017
Flooded With Fear
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:53 PM :: 5892 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 :: 8464 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 1, 2017
POTUS Rescinds WOTUS: Hawaii Waters to be Freed of Federal Control
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:22 AM :: 5592 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 :: 7142 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 :: 6594 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 9, 2017
Buffer Zone Bozos Descend on Capitol (again)
By Joni Kamiya @ 9:48 AM :: 6241 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 6, 2017
Hawaii Bills Would Legalize Industrial Hemp; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 AM :: 5895 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 1, 2017
DLNR Seeks Applicants: Commission on Water Resource Management
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 6089 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 :: 7321 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 :: 4943 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 :: 7348 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 :: 4076 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 :: 4178 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 :: 6048 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 6, 2017
Report: Only 46% of HC&S Cane Workers Find New Jobs
By News Release @ 9:51 PM :: 7847 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 6, 2017
Story of Hope
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:46 AM :: 6132 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 :: 5760 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 :: 5652 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 :: 8002 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 :: 7671 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

Conversion therapy....

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Friday, December 9, 2016
We are Voyagers
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:57 PM :: 7742 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 8, 2016
Trump’s Pick for EPA Has a History of Fighting the Agency
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:28 PM :: 6450 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 :: 6253 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 :: 5632 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 :: 8428 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 :: 5724 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 :: 5758 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 :: 4791 Views :: Agriculture

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

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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Indiana Seed Producer Buys Kauai Seed Farm from BASF
By News Release @ 12:49 PM :: 6553 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, GMOs

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

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Maui County Buys Haiku Sugar Lots for Nature Preserve and Organic Ag Park
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 5304 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture

...267.74 acres of former plantation land for $9.49 million....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Make Loud Noise
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:25 PM :: 5595 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...loud noises are only temporary....

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
The State is a Terrible Farmer...and Businessperson
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:26 PM :: 4580 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

Four years ago, the state acquired 1,200 acres of farmland....

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Monday, September 19, 2016
Screaming Haole Papaya Chopper Returns to Farm—to Apologize
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:30 AM :: 6198 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 :: 5064 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

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

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
For the Love of Family
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:40 AM :: 5071 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 :: 4848 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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