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Friday, September 4, 2015
A Mom on a Mission for Science
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:05 AM :: 4915 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs
Will my kids be able to live here with what’s happening lately?
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Sunday, August 16, 2015
Biotech supporters learn from campaign that turned tide on anti-vaxxers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:47 PM :: 4713 Views :: GMOs

According to a recent PEW survey, 25 percent of people in the last year have change their opinion to a favorable view of vaccines....

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Friday, August 7, 2015
The Future of Hawaii Can’t Rest in a Protest
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:00 PM :: 8051 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

Once again, the anti-TMT, anti-GMO, anti-everything folks are going to protest....

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Food Babe vs Hawaii Papaya Farmers
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:36 PM :: 7287 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

She posted an article telling her dimwitted, gullible followers to avoid Hawaiian papayas....

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Unhealthy Fixation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 6289 Views :: GMOs

...the deeper you dig, the more fraud you find in the case against GMOs....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Full Text: Federal Court Slaps Down Maui Anti-GMO Ordinance
By Robert Thomas @ 10:50 PM :: 4479 Views :: GMOs

...Judge says Maui County prohibition is pre-empted by federal and state law....

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
You Can’t Get on a Canoe Without a Real Plan
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:18 PM :: 6703 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

Hawaii is a hot bed for anti-everything activism....

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Friday, June 26, 2015
You Can Never Know What Plantation Days Meant From Google
By Joni Kamiya @ 8:34 PM :: 7469 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii History, GMOs

When you have everything you need and never really had to earn it, it’s hard to fully appreciate it....

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Hawaii Supreme Court: County Initiative Preempted by State Law
By Robert Thomas @ 5:08 PM :: 9554 Views :: Hawaii County , Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs, GMOs

...Hawaii Supreme Court refined the test for determining when a municipal ordinance or charter provision is preempted by state law....

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Video: Adventures of a Monsanto Agronomist
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:34 PM :: 6197 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...Keli'i Akina speaks with Monsanto agronomist Dan Clegg about the latest....

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
DLNR Steps in to Save Sea Cucumbers Harvested at Behest of Anti-GMO Huckster Promoting Quack Cancer Treatment
By Andrew Walden @ 8:30 PM :: 5057 Views :: GMOs
DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case points out, “Until very recently this was not an issue."
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Anti-GMO Activists Attack State’s Last Cane Plantation
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:07 PM :: 7534 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, GMOs

...ugly comments happily hoping to send people who work on these farms back to where they came from....

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Live the Words You Speak
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:03 AM :: 6767 Views :: Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

...culture gone bad....

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Sunday, May 24, 2015
Cheese: The GMO food die-hard GMO opponents love (and oppose a label for)
By Selected News Articles @ 12:19 PM :: 4901 Views :: GMOs

...almost all the hard cheese made in the United States, and in much of the West, uses a genetically engineered protein....

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Conspiracies and Paranoia: Hector Valenzuela Plays the Victim
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:17 PM :: 6272 Views :: Higher Education, GMOs

I’m starting to think that eating organic is correlated to conspiracy thinking and some degree of paranoia....

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Tulsi Gabbard: How She Isn’t Making Hawaii Better
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:10 AM :: 5334 Views :: GMOs

You also fail to disclose your own money ties to the organic and health food industry....

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Anti-GMO Activists Cheer Kauai Pioneer Seed Farm Layoffs
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:06 AM :: 7666 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, GMOs

With the recent announcement of the closure of the DuPont Pioneer farm in Kekaha, it’s of no surprise that the no aloha crew is out and about again....

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Stirring the Hysteria Pot
By Joni Kamiya @ 7:47 PM :: 6286 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

It’s a great tactic as so many folks don’t have a clue....

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Monday, May 11, 2015
Mandatory GMO food label not backed by science
By Selected News Articles @ 4:41 AM :: 4451 Views :: GMOs

Labeling food that contains GMO is illogical because genetic engineering is a process and not an ingredient....

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Saturday, May 9, 2015
Laulima not A'ole: Restoring Our Roots
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:23 PM :: 6401 Views :: Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

When I keep hearing a’ole over and over, it really gives me the sense of constant fighting but no semblance of a possible alternatives....

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Hawaii seed industry estimated at $159M--Down 14%
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 7594 Views :: Agriculture, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, GMOs

Outshipments of seed are projected to total 7.97 million pounds during the 2013-14 season, down 3 percent from the revised 8.25 million pounds shipped during the previous season....

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
End the Bleeding of Aloha By Hobby Activism
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:36 PM :: 9528 Views :: Environment, Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

...when people can resort to this kind of behavior, it really shows that they are not capable of considering the consequences of their actions....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Rise Up People: Redefining What It Means
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:45 PM :: 7776 Views :: Agriculture, Hawaii History, Higher Education, GMOs

When I hear the slogans used by protests calling to “rise up,” I have a different concept in my mind....

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Inside look at Monsanto’s Hawaii farm nursery
By Selected News Articles @ 6:11 PM :: 4503 Views :: GMOs

Having farms in Hawaii helps speed up the process....

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Telescope Protests: Hawaii is not the A'ole State
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:06 PM :: 7556 Views :: Higher Education, OHA, GMOs

The prior two years we had protests of A’ole GMO and now it’s moved onto the TMT....

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Friday, April 3, 2015
Success of independently funded GMO papaya confounds anti-tech ideologues
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 5834 Views :: Hawaii County , GMOs

...This 12-part series by entomologist Anthony Shelton is the first comprehensive article about a genetically engineered crop, in this case, GE papaya in Hawaii....

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Hawaii AG Joins call for Congressional Investigation of ‘Natural’ Supplements Industry
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 4718 Views :: Ethics, GMOs

...the use of the terms ‘natural,’ ‘herbal,’ and ‘extract,’ mislead consumers about the contents of herbal and dietary supplements....

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
MIT: Scientific illiteracy in left-wing politics
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 AM :: 8245 Views :: Energy, Environment, GMOs

...in blue states like Vermont, Oregon, Maine, Hawaii, and Washington....

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Hawaii 4th Graders Being Brainwashed Against GMOs
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:14 PM :: 5547 Views :: Education K-12, GMOs
...Just a few days ago, my 9 year old daughter came home from school and asked me, ”Mom, does GMO corn make holes in rats’ stomachs?”....
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Prejudices of rich denying poor benefits of biotechnology
By Selected News Articles @ 6:06 AM :: 4084 Views :: GMOs

"...the poorest people, the people who most need the technology, may be denied access because of the fears and prejudices of those who have enough to eat....”

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Civil Beat chips away at the Hawaii home I grew up in
By Joni Kamiya @ 3:54 AM :: 5123 Views :: GMOs

I refuse to be intimidated by their hateful comments against me....

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Making the World Better Doesn’t Come Just By What You Eat
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:25 PM :: 5480 Views :: Homelessness, GMOs

Eating Ben and Jerry’s apparently can make a person morally superior to regular folks who can only afford Meadow Gold....

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
GMOs: How the Precautionary Principle Refutes Itself
By Selected News Articles @ 8:08 PM :: 4902 Views :: GMOs

Incorporating the precautionary principle into public policy is itself “an activity [that] raises threats of harm to human health or the environment.”....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
Tears and Gnashing of Teeth as Cosmic Vortex Sweeps Pesticides up Mountain Causing Multiple Illnesses and Dirty Window Blinds
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:49 PM :: 5972 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

The best part of the hearing was hearing Dustin Barca go on about toxins and the horrible corporations. He even talked about how the cigarette companies and their evils. It’s weird because I just saw him smoking some corporate grown tobacco and inhaling toxins....

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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Ige Rejects Activists, Appoints DeCoite to HD 13 Vacancy
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 6893 Views :: Democratic Party, Politicians, GMOs

Babes Against Biotech opposed DeCoite....

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Saturday, February 7, 2015
Kauai Panel Seeks to Ground GMO Debate in Facts
By Selected News Articles @ 12:48 PM :: 4016 Views :: GMOs

Longtime Hawaii mediator and facilitator Peter Adler will coordinate the effort....

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Saturday, February 7, 2015
Hawaii Polarized by Steamroller Activism
By Selected News Articles @ 12:33 PM :: 5725 Views :: GMOs

...While advocacy organizations may feel this strategy is useful, their fight has taken a heavy toll on those of us living in the war zones they orchestrated....

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Thursday, February 5, 2015
Farmer: HB1514 is 'The Last Shovel of Dirt on Our Graves'
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:48 PM :: 6111 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...we are already highly regulated and another level of regulation will be the last shovel of dirt on our graves....

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
NY Attorney General: 79% of ‘Natural Supplements’ Totally Fake
By News Release @ 2:58 AM :: 5962 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, GMOs

Yet another black eye for the industry which funds anti-GMO activism....

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Will Hawaii County Use Mainland Anti-GMO Activist Lawyers?
By Joni Kamiya @ 10:13 PM :: 4062 Views :: GMOs

If you’d like to express your opinion on this matter and get farmers back on track, please send the Hawaii County Council an email....

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Indian Eco-Goddess Vandana Shiva, charging $40,000 a speech, takes anti-GMO crusade to Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 8:34 PM :: 5280 Views :: GMOs

She’s on a grand tour, marked by private fund-raising pitches to wealthy locals and wannabees from the mainland....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Anti-GMO Activists Stack Hearing: Why Bad Lawmaking Reigns in Hawaii Politics
By Joni Kamiya @ 11:43 PM :: 5364 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

When lawmakers rely on bad science from activists, it takes something away from all of us and they don’t even realize it....

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Sunday, December 28, 2014
Anti-GMO Activism Caused by Illegal TVRs?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:54 PM :: 6899 Views :: Tourism, GMOs

The balancing of million-dollar mortgages on inverse absolutes--paradise and illegality--produces a hyper-sensitive fear-and-hate-inspired psychology....

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
State, Kauai County Select Mediator to Begin GMO Fact-finding Mission
By News Release @ 6:27 PM :: 3961 Views :: GMOs

...the group will be composed of not fewer than nine knowledgeable individuals from Kauai....

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Sunday, November 23, 2014
Could Congress finally end the GMO labeling war?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:37 PM :: 4831 Views :: GMOs

...a confusing patchwork of different laws around the country, driving up the cost of food as much as $500 to every American family....

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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Alfalfa Farmers Sue to Overturn GMO Ban
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 5190 Views :: GMOs

Destruction of their crops would be an unconstitutional taking without just compensation, the farmers say....

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Saturday, November 15, 2014
Temporary Injunction: Judge Blocks Enforcement of Maui Anti-GMO Law
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 AM :: 16570 Views :: Maui County, GMOs

...the ban will "probably bankrupt Molokai"....

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Maui Farm Bureau, Seed Growers File Suit to Overturn Maui GMO Ban
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 4168 Views :: GMOs

The suit seeks to delay any enforcement of the measure and ultimately to have it declared unenforceable....

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Farmers Heading to Court to Overturn 'Flawed' Maui Anti-GMO Ordinance
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 5837 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

...this referendum is invalid and contrary to long established state and federal laws that support both the safety and lawful testing and planting of GMO plants....

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The Link Between The SHAKA Movement and the Matrix
By Joni Kamiya @ 2:24 PM :: 4594 Views :: GMOs

Clear yourself of controlling Matrix Implants, courtesy of SHAKA Movement leaders .... 

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