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Genetically Modified Organism, GMO, GMO FREE Hawaii

Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

          “Science” is derived from the scire – “to know”. Each of us should know what we are eating, how it was produced, what impact it has on our health. The knowledge we need for growing food is knowledge of biodiversity and living seed, of living soil and the soil food […]

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From Sugar to Monsanto: Today’s occupation of Hawaii by the Agrochemical Oligopoly

Hawai‘i’s year-round growing season is purportedly the main reason that the global agrochemical-seed industry has located itself in the islands. Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, Syngenta and BASF claim that they operate in Hawai‘i solely because of its “natural resource competitive advantage,” and that their “contributions … are at no cost to the State.” It is certainly […]

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Monsanto Banned

Union of 30,000 Doctors in Latin America Wants Monsanto Banned! – NationofChange

It was announced this week that over 30,000 doctors and health experts throughout Latin America are demanding that Monsanto’s products be banned. One of the primary cases that these doctors are bringing against Monsanto is the recent confirmation that their main herbicide RoundUp is actually responsible for causing cancer. “In our country glyphosate is applied […]

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Pesticides in Produce Consumer Reports

Across America, confusion reigns in the supermarket aisles about how to eat healthfully. One thing on shopper’s minds: the pesticides in produce. In fact, a recent Consumer Reports survey of 1,050 people found that pesticides are a concern for 85 percent of Americans. So, are these worries justified? And should we all be buying organics—which […]

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GMO OMG Food Documentary Film Cover

GMO OMG – Documentary Film

Exploring Frankenstein – GMO OMG GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, […]

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Surfer Magazine - Island Earth Trailer

Cyrus Sutton’s “Island Earth” | SURFER Magazine

If you’ve paid much attention to Hawaiian politics lately, you know that the island’s rural communities are in a battle against Big Ag’s experimentation with GMO crops and advanced pesticides. This battle recently caught the attention of pro surfer/filmmaker Cyrus Sutton, who’s been surf tripping from his native California to Hawaii since his teens. Lately, […]

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Vandana Shiva speaking in Hawaii

“Eco-Warrior” Vandana Shiva, at $40,000 a Speech, Rejoins Hawaii Anti-GMO Crusade, But Truth Is the Victim | Jon Entine

She’s baaack, and it’s not good news for science literacy, farmers and food-minded Hawaiians. I’m referring to Vandana Shiva, the Indian anti-GMO crusader who kicked off a five-day blitz through Hawaii with a talk-and-music fest at the Capitol Building on Wednesday. It’s a grand tour, marked by private fund-raising pitches to wealthy locals and wannabees […]

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Local Organic Foods sign at permaculture farmers market

Organic Agriculture Can Feed the World – Civil Beat

Despite GMO supporters’ claims in Hawaii, the “Chemical Agriculture Age” is not essential to producing enough food for all the planet’s inhabitants. A recent opinion piece in the Maui News blog opposing organic agriculture and in support of biotech GE (GMO) research in Hawaii accused organic agriculture of being a reason people are starving. It […]

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