Enough already! I hear it daily that Hawaii is Ground Zero for GMO’s, that were poisoning Paradise. We’re not, people are simply farming. The seed industry in Hawaii grows out seeds and exports them. The antis claim unknown chemicals are tested and mixed into ungodly concoctions. I see the victims of the gmo fear food fights daily, their family farmers and employees f the agriculture industry; they live in fear of being attacked, verbally assaulted and shamed online.
Enough Already…The collateral damage in this food fight is our communities, our aloha spirit and our farmers. We need leaders who lead with passion, facts and with the ability to help move us forward in a positive light. The fights do nothing,t he tit for tats online don’t solve anything. Reality is GMO’s or improved seeds are not the real problem, the problem is the battle for food has become a lucrative business for activists seeking cash or fame. Look at Gary Hoosier on Kauai and Margaret Wille on Hawaii Island; they don’t know a thing about farming yet they sound off; they have used this as a platform to gain followers and dote on their every word, yet fail to question their logic. If by chance you question them, your a shill, or Wille’s favorite is using condescension or thinly veiled racial comments. As if someones race means they are not entitled to due process!
There are no victims of chemical poisoning in Hawaii from Farmers but the fear cocktails being served out by Babes against Biotech, the Hawaii Center for food Safety and the Center for Food Safety, Shaka, Hawaii Seed, GMO Free Hawaii are certainly cultivating their fear kool aid and serving it to anyone who will listen; just don’t ask them any questions or you get banned. They don’t allow anyone questioning their cult like mentality with science, reason or logic. The victims in this battle are farmers and our communities that are being divided.
I don’t have the answers, if I knew how to protect our farmers I would. I do know their tenacious and will survive, its in their nature but I feel their pain. Bans on Hawaii Island, Bill 113, then Kauai 2491, Now the Maui ban on farming and in-between we have had a hurricane and lava and each one is threatening agriculture and farmers in its own way. I say again,