AbsoFreakinlutely by fear, threats, fear mongering a witch hunt conducted by those who don’t trust anyone or anything but their own WePedia “WePedia = perception based on words, even if their myths they force feed and make them the truth by feeding the un-informed”….
It’s their way or the NO way. They love technology to advocate against agriculture in Hawaii, yet farmers and ranchers are not supposed to use technology or advance farm practices to fight pest or disease. This makes no sense to our logical minds but that matters not for their creating their own reality based on misguided perceptions and fear.
If we remain quiet as agriculture then were not transparent or translucent enough; if we speak up were attacked online, in person and our business are boycotted and threatened. This behavior is not how we were raised, nor is it pono, its without Aloha for your fellow-man. We stand tall, proud of who we are, the food and crops we work hard everyday to bring to Hawaii’s tables. The economic value and jobs we produce for Hawaii is nothing to shake your head at. So NO we will not stand by and allow fear to decimate our way of life, our choice of crops or our Aloha spirit. Were NOT ground zero for pesticide poisoning, just look at our lush greenery and we’re no agribusinesses testing grounds. The seed companies produce a valid exportable crop in Hawaii and papaya farmers produce a cheap local food that is also exportable and guess what we support thousands of workers. We should be admired for our tenacity to do business in Hawaii not harassed.
Agriculture is not a religion but its always been deeply rooted in culture and religion. NOW we have become a NEW religion and we’re evil and of course we need a devil, that would be Monsanto in their eyes. We’re not advocating for Monsanto we’re advocating for agriculture in HAWAII. “We are NOT Ground Zero for anything but activism” What better place for earth justice, the sierra club and all the others to send their warriors and fund unscrupulous tactics…
Find a new religion because agriculture, farmers and ranchers we’re the toughest bunch you will ever meet and we’re not going silently!