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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Critical flaws plague new study linking ‘heavy’ pesticide exposure to cardiovascular disease
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 PM :: 794 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...there is no paper that is so dreadful that it cannot be published somewhere....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Vicious Rumors--Not the First Time
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:29 PM :: 1899 Views :: Agriculture, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

...to the politician who quietly supported us in word but did the opposite in action-- you’ve created this mess....

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Why Flushing the "Clean Water Rule" Was the Right Thing to Do
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:44 PM :: 1070 Views :: Maui County, Environment, Agriculture

...The Trump administration announced that it had finalized its repeal of President Barack Obama’s infamous 2015 Clean Water Rule....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
School Bus Dangers
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:14 AM :: 1276 Views :: Education K-12, Agriculture, GMOs

...activists have scared parents into believing that they must fear pesticides but ignore other real safety hazards....

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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Tourism Activists Find New Way to Push Agriculture out of Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:21 AM :: 1773 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...Hawai‘i’s Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) has violated the federal Clean Water Act by polluting ocean waters along Kauaʻi’s West Side without a permit, a federal court ruled yesterday....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Activist Attacks Destroy Another 17% of Hawaii Seed Industry Acreage
By News Release @ 8:30 PM :: 1960 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

...Acreage harvested for all seed crops is expected to total 2,530 acres during the 2018-19 season, down 17 percent from the previous season....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Debates: On Agriculture, Democrats Pander to 'Regressive Left'
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 AM :: 1542 Views :: Democratic Party, Agriculture, Politicians, GMOs

...This week’s opening round of Democratic Party presidential debates threatens to fall short on science and is likely to be dominated by ideological talking points when it comes to food, farming and agricultural biotechnology....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
Knee Jerk Reactions
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:39 AM :: 1337 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...The activists could not get the results they wanted in a scientific study and instead went to the courtroom to make their case....

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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Feds Debunk Surfrider's Fake Bacteria Counts
By News Release @ 7:04 PM :: 2682 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail

...Scientists use a powerful microbial detection device to show that suggestions of sewage in Kauai’s watershed were mostly false positives....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
SB1353: Industrial Hemp Heading to Governor's Desk
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1987 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...industrial hemp business for the U.S. is significant for Hawaii, where the climate makes it possible to harvest up to three crops annually....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Why Farm?
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:36 PM :: 2578 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...Wouldn’t be wonderful if a wealthy non-profit volunteered to pay for all the regulations they demand?....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Unlucky and Unclean: How Not to Steal House 13
By Andrew Walden @ 10:23 PM :: 4235 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Ethics, Agriculture

...With legal representation from Neil Abercrombie’s former Attorney General David Louie, former penny stock tout Jeffrey Dunster tried to use a bag full of receipts to claim ownership of a house known as ‘13’.  It didn't work....

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
Activists hurt farmers by fueling public’s disconnect with modern agriculture
By Selected News Articles @ 5:09 AM :: 3248 Views :: Agriculture, Greenmail, GMOs

...farmers are increasingly frustrated and dispirited by having to deal with the demands and unrealistic expectations of a public that is growing ever more distant from the realities of agriculture....

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Friday, April 05, 2019
Kiss of Death: OHA Endorses Amended Water Bill Just Before Senate Committee Kills It
By News Release @ 4:29 AM :: 2416 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Agriculture

...Killing this bill sends $62M from A&B to Mahi Pono which has its staff larded up with anti-GMO activists....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Got Milk? DoH Consent Decree Requires Shut Down of Big Island Dairy
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 2688 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture, Small Business

...The AOC requires Big Island Dairy owners to terminate their dairy operations, remove all their cows from confinement on the site, clean and remove the existing wastewater system, and pay $79,000 by June of 2019....

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Six Solar Schemes Approved by PUC
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1921 Views :: Energy, Agriculture

...Among the projects approved is Hoohana Solar 1 in Kunia, which is planned for a parcel zoned as prime agricultural land, where renewable energy projects are currently not permitted....

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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Nominations Open for Commission on Water Resource Management
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 1880 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

...The new term for the Commissioner will begin July 1, 2019 and run for four (4) years, expiring on June 30, 2023....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Prince Kuhio’s Fight to Americanize Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 18784 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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Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Jones Act: High Steaks
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 2109 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

...Those burgers you picked up at the grocery store may have originated in Hawaii....

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Monday, February 18, 2019
Fear is not Sustainable
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:31 PM :: 1781 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...Nomi Carmona of the Babes Against Biotech was not present at the State Capitol. Ashley Lukens of the Center for Food Safety was a no show. Walter Ritte wasn’t even there too....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Board of Agriculture Chair Resigns After Two Weeks on Job
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 3045 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii State Government

...Ige has appointed Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser chairperson of the Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture.  Former Chair Denise Albano resigned for personal reasons on January 29, 2019....

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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Green New Deal: Kamala Harris Endorses Socialist Plan to Ban Air Travel and Cows
By Selected News Articles @ 10:14 PM :: 4450 Views :: Democratic Party, Environment, Agriculture, Congressional Delegation, Tourism

“That would be pretty hard for Hawaii” -- Sen Mazie Hirono

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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Kauai Dairy Quits: "No Regulatory Path Forward"
By News Release @ 8:57 PM :: 2437 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture

"...we were unable to find a clear regulatory path forward for this innovative and sustainable model of dairy farming...."

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Friday, January 25, 2019
Auction: Omidyar Dairy Liquidating?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:46 PM :: 2519 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, Tourism

...In addition to spawning anti-dairy activism, Omidyar’s Kauai dairy proposal created a political and perhaps legal precedent requiring previously exempt farmers to obtain an environmental impact statement before commencing operations....

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
HB939: State Ag Bill Restricts Hemp Growers More Than Feds Do
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 12:40 AM :: 2047 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...The Hawaii DOA lists the following erroneous justification for HB939: "Given the nature of hemp as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance . . .."   However, as of Dec. 20, 2018, hemp was removed from that list....

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Saturday, December 29, 2018
Dirty Little Hands
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:06 PM :: 2278 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...It is trendy right now to be telling tales about farmers....

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Friday, December 21, 2018
HC&S Land Sold to Real Farmer
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 3052 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Land Use

...All of A&B's existing agricultural personnel will be offered positions with Mahi Pono....

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Friday, December 21, 2018
Trump Signs Farm Bill Legalizing Hemp
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:22 AM :: 4079 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...Representative Cynthia Thielen (R–Kailua, Kaneohe Bay) celebrates the legalization of industrial hemp through the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), better known as the 2018 Farm Bill....

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A Smaller World
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:12 AM :: 2416 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...These feel-good ideas are placed upon farmers with no consideration of the consequences of its impacts....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Anti-Pesticide Hysteria: Enviros Shift from Bees to Birds
By Selected News Articles @ 2:37 PM :: 3206 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Greenmail, GMOs

...As global honeybee population increases, activists blame neonicotinoid pesticides for ‘bird-pocalypse’ that’s not happening....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
Chemophobia epidemic—Fanning fears about trace chemicals obscures real risks and ‘damages public health’
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 3130 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, GMOs

...Chemophobia may lead to real risks....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
Auditor: Agriculture Department Hides $2.4M from Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 1:49 AM :: 2044 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture

...not reported to the 2018 Legislature as required by Sections 37-47 and 37-52.5, HRS....

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
​Poor Farmer
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:40 PM :: 2216 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...If you do not farm, why should you dictate how farming should be done?....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
UH Glyphosate Study Debunked--Bee Death Story Is Bee-S
By Selected News Articles @ 7:58 PM :: 2762 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Higher Education

...New glyphosate study suggesting danger to honeybee microbiota is detailed, sophisticated—and wrong....

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Monday, October 01, 2018
Food Waste Recycling Program Makes Pigs Happy--But Costs City at H-Power
By UHERO @ 8:45 PM :: 2547 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Small Business

“The vast majority of those businesses impacted by the City’s food waste recycling ordinance are continuing to use local piggeries to recycle their food waste.”

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Sunday, September 16, 2018
Lawsuits Close in on Hawaii’s Largest Carbon Credit Scheme
By Andrew Walden @ 9:48 PM :: 8769 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Ethics, Agriculture

...When a couple of penny-stock touts, one of whom is listed in the Panama Papers Offshore Leaks Database, start selling timber futures and carbon credits in Hawaii, the greenwash is thicker than most....

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Sunday, September 09, 2018
If Everyone Farmed
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:31 AM :: 1891 Views :: Agriculture

...This weekend was spent planting the new fields....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
New Rabies Quarantine Rules Announced
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 2360 Views :: Agriculture, Tourism

...Revises Requirements for 5 Day or Less Program....

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Think Farmers are Lazy?
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:21 PM :: 1851 Views :: Agriculture

...This weekend was the planting of the trees....

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Thursday, August 09, 2018
Waianae Ag Park Heavily Damaged in Brush Fire
By News Release @ 3:23 PM :: 1766 Views :: Agriculture

...four of the nine working farms are total losses. The other eight lots are either vacant with leases pending or currently not in production....

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Saturday, August 04, 2018
EPA Releases Long-Delayed Report Showing Ethanol Hurts Environment
By Selected News Articles @ 10:36 PM :: 3514 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture, Tax Credits

...including ethanol in the U.S. gas supply is wreaking havoc on the atmosphere and soil....

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Saturday, July 07, 2018
Hawaii's First Hemp Growers Licensed
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 3028 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, Drugs

...industrial hemp refers to cannabis plants with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration at or below 0.3 percent....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Backbone
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:41 PM :: 3485 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Hawaii State Government, GMOs

...With the recent passage of the anti-pesticide bills in our legislature, I received messages and emails from certain legislators apologizing for voting for this....

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Ookala: DoH Warns on Dairy-Related Water Pollution
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 2940 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture

...Big Island Dairy has reported untreated wastewater from the dairy’s wastewater treatment system spilled from a damaged sewage pipe in the evening on May 6....

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Saturday, April 28, 2018
SB3095: Legislative Pandering to Anti-Pesticide Nuts Will Affect Every Homeowner and Restaurant in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:56 PM :: 3496 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...If signed into law, SB3095 will have Hawaii restaurants crawling with cockroaches--this should be almost as good for tourism as the homeless tent cities Hanabusa is planning....

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Hemp Pilot Program Begins Accepting Grower License Applications
By News Release @ 9:20 PM :: 3028 Views :: Agriculture, Drugs

...HDOA worked with federal and state drug enforcement agencies to successfully import the hemp seed varietal, Yuma, from China....

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
DoA Pesticide Report: Science vs Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 PM :: 3954 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 :: 2624 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 :: 4605 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 :: 3523 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

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

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