Pesticides in paradise: Hawaii’s spike in birth defects puts focus on GM crops

Local doctors are in the eye of a storm swirling for the past three years over whether corn that’s been genetically modified to resist pesticides is a source of prosperity, as companies claim, or of birth defects and illnesses By Christopher Pala in Waimea for The Guardian Pediatrician Carla Nelson remembers catching sight of the … Read more

New England Journal of Medicine article calls for GMO labels on foods

 

Roundup is a product of Monsanto. By Anne-Gerard Flynn | aflynn@repub.com   Guest Blogger  on August 20, 2015 at 11:33 AM, updated August 20, 2015 at 11:48 AM A Perspective article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine calls for the labeling of genetically modified foods. “We believe the time has come to revisit … Read more

Jeffrey Smith’s commentary about strategy and the future of non-GMO activism in light of the passage of the DARK Act by the House of Representatives

As of July 23, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would consolidate federal control of labeling initiatives for genetically modified foods. This underscores the importance of consumer education about the health risks of dangerous GMOs. Listen to Jeffrey Smith’s commentary about strategy and the future of non-GMO activism in the light … Read more

Protesters arrested trying to block trucks going up to Haleakala telescope.

Big money interests violate Hawaiian Culture and Environment, yet again.  

Protesters against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, including a former agriculture minister of Japan, outside a Maui resort where negotiators are meeting.

Patent Protection for Drugs Puts Pressure on U.S. in Trade Talks By JONATHAN WEISMANJULY 30, 2015 NEW YORK TIMES LAHAINA, Hawaii — With 12 nations pressing to conclude the largest regional trade accord ever, United States officials find themselves squeezed between activists pressing to secure access to low-cost pharmaceuticals and Republicans who say Congress will … Read more

Tulsi Gabbard, Maui’s U.S. Congressional Representative, denounced the TPP this morning on the floor of the House of Representatives

Get info and join tomorrow’s event! Gabbard: “The people of Hawaii and all Americans are rightfully concerned about how this (secret TPP) trade deal will impact our jobs, our families, our economy, our environment, and our nation’s sovereignty…People from Hawaii and around the world are gathering tomorrow on Maui to protest this secret deal. They … Read more

Amy’s Organics Opens Their First Fast Food Restaurant – Support Non-GMO, Non-Chemical Dependent Foods!

The crowds have been non-stop during the first week of business at a California fast food restaurant, with a twist. It’s a drive-through that is actually good for you. It is the nation’s first organic drive-through restaurant. It has only been open five days and already it is struggling to keep up with demand. Hungry … Read more

A class action lawsuit against Monsanto is brewing.  It starts by YOU GETTING TESTED FOR GLYPHOSATE EXPOSURE – especially if you have an unexplained illness.

We Need You! Glyphosate Exposure Ends NOW! No More Lies! No More Greed! No More Toxic Chemicals! No More Chemical Sickness! CLICK HERE TO GET TESTED: www.feedtheworld.info www.facebook.com/feedtheworld.info  

Watch This Young Man Explain Bernie v. Hillary: This Kid is Amazing; WATCH

The Democratic Party Presidential Primaries have produced two clear candidates ready to battle in its early stages: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Hillary is the obvious frontrunner, killing every other candidate in the polls, but Bernie Sanders is rapidly rising at second place. This young man understands that this isn’t really any choice at all … Read more

Roundup (Glyphosate) May Be The Most Biologically Disruptive Chemical in Our Environment – Monsanto has known about research connecting glyphosate to cancer since the 1970s.

by Brian Shilhavy – Guest Blogger Editor, Health Impact News Dr. Anthony Samsel was recently interviewed by Tony Mitra, where he discussed certain documents he has in his possession from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that allegedly show Monsanto knew about research connecting glyphosate to cancer since the 1970s. Dr. Samsel is a research scientist … Read more

GMO Soy Accumulates Formaldehyde & Disrupts Plant Metabolism, Suggests Peer-Reviewed Study, Calling For 21st Century Safety Standards

Study Concludes FDA GMO Approval Process is Flawed, Outdated, and Unscientific

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A new study published today in the peer-reviewed journal AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES reveals genetic engineering of soy disrupts the plant’s natural ability to control stress, and invalidates the FDA’s current regulatory framework of “substantial equivalence” used for approval of genetically engineered food (GMOs). The study, led by Dr. V.A. Shiva … Read more

Local Maui Production Wins The Day in GMO Political Effort. B’cast Outlets Win Even Bigger.

Political History was made recently on Maui and Small Wonder Video Services was on the front lines. Sam Small served as the principle Creative Director and Small Wonder Video Services as the principle Production Company for the SHAKA Movement (Sustainable Hawaiian Agriculture for the Keiki and the ‘Aina). SHAKA made history collecting over 19,000 petition … Read more

Stop Cane Burning Files Legal Action to Invalidate HC&S Burn Permit – First Case for New Environmental Court

For Immediate Release July 2, 2015 Wailuku, Maui – On July 1 Stop Cane Burning filed suit against the Hawaii Department of Health (DoH) alleging that the regulatory system which allows open air agricultural burning is unconstitutional. Their attorney, Lance D. Collins, is asking for an injunction to immediately stop agricultural burning on Maui. This … Read more

Maui’s right to know if Monsanto and Dow really are killing us has been Pre-empted by the long tentacles of Corporate Greed and Corruption. It’s on to appeals.

Federal Judge Rules Maui County Ban on GMO Crops Invalid HONOLULU — Jun 30, 2015, 8:11 PM ET By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Plus More A federal judge says a ban by Maui County on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid. U.S. District Court Judge Susan … Read more

Judge more interested in who’s got authority and her love of Papayas than doing anything about the risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals you suffer everyday. She continues delay, to Monsanto’s benefit.  

 

Published June 15, 2015 Associated Press HONOLULU – A federal judge said Monday that the key question before her in lawsuits related to a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically modified crops is whether federal and state law trump county law. Chief Judge Susan Oki Mollway of the U.S. District Court in Honolulu … Read more

HC&S Smokes Kids Out of Kihei School with Cane Burn. Denies smoke at ground level – Pictures and video say otherwise. Decide for yourself. Maui deserves better than this….

May 27th, 2015. Ms. H. Bingman, from HC&S leaves a voice message claiming there was no cane burn smoke at ground level "at all", in Kihei this morning – only perhaps an "odor" This photo of the "odor" taken at 7:58 am just 200 feet from Kamalii school in Kihei says different.Kids are made sick … Read more

“OutGrow Monsanto” GMO Free Maui’s Event, Visited by Neil Young, Daryl Hannah, Lukas and Micah Nelson.  Planting and Performance of Neil’s New Song “The Monsanto Years” Ensues.

We have marched against Monsanto. We have petitioned, we have testified, we have VOTED, and we have WON an election against Monsanto. Saturday May 23rd, while the world marches against Monsanto, on Maui we go a step further: we actively work toward a Maui future without Monsanto. We plant the solution to Out Grow Monsanto! … Read more

Government witch hunt to eliminate Monsanto critics. Scientists who believe in exposing the truth are being targeted.

May19 by Jon Rappoport, Guest Blogger  NoMoreFakeNews.com US Dept. of Agriculture scientists under the gun; explosive details “Anybody can fake scientific results. But to be believed, you want a prestigious organization behind you with a billion-dollar budget and access to compliant reporters. You want to manipulate technical language. You want to keep saying how much … Read more

Help Veterans Access Medical Marijuana!

[hr]Support The Veterans Equal Access Amendment   Click here to send  Dear Member of Congress, * Personalize your message I am writing to request that you support The Veterans Equal Access Amendment sponsored by Steve Daines (R-MT) and offered in the Senate Committee on Appropriations, which allows VA doctors to discuss medical marijuana with their … Read more

Bernie Sanders: Make Wall Street Pay Americans’ College Tuition

[hr]Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:15 PM By Jason Devaney, Guest Blogger Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for president as a Democrat, announced a bill Tuesday that would provide a free four-year college education to all Americans. According to USA Today, the plan would involve the federal government footing 67 percent of the annual … Read more

Maui Causes TV Show #3 Not-For-Profits at Earth Day on Maui 2015 Part 2

Join us as we talk story with the Maui Not-For-Profits at Maui’s Earth Day Festival 2015 Find out what’s going on with Hospice Maui, Doorway Into Light, Maui Whale Trust, Ahimsa Farm Sanctuary, Patients Without Time, Maui Farmers Union United, Kū’ē Petition, Dr. Joe Marshalla (founder of the Shaka Movement), and more…. Replay on Akaku … Read more

Hawaii Poised to Become the First State to Ban Wild Animal Entertainment Acts

Posted by Davi Lang, Animal Legal Defense Fund Legislative Coordinator on May 12, 2015 Last week, Hawaii Governor David Ige announced his pledge to cease issuing permits for wild animal performances in the State of Hawaii. This would make Hawaii the first state in the U.S. to effectively ban wild animal entertainment acts.   Governor … Read more

Humanized Chimpanzees – How Far Will Genetics Go? How Much Human DNA Will Make a Person?

Animal Legal Defense Fund Opens New Frontier for Animal Personhood as Scientists Create Human-Animal Posted by Christopher A. Berry, ALDF Staff Attorney on May 15, 2015 What are the legal implications for splicing human cells into nonhuman animals? When does an animal become a person—how much human material is required? Where do we draw the … Read more

We, the jury: “Pioneer failed to follow generally accepted agricultural and management practices.”  Awards Kauai residents $500K  – Company officials are “Disappointed”.

Get used to disappointment Dupont/Pioneer, Monsanto, Dow and all the others: This is just the beginning of the people fighting back against Big Ag’s illegal exploitation of Hawaii’s land and people. To paraphrase the jury: Pioneer failed to follow generally accepted agricultural and management practices.   Pioneer’s farming operation was the legal cause of damage, significantly interfering … Read more

THE ORGANIC EFFECT: What happens when a family that usually doesn’t eat organic food suddenly starts? Startling Results!

Want to know what happens in your body when you switch from eating conventional food to organic? Watch this! The study was conducted by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL, and the full report is available here: https://www.coop.se/organiceffect From COOP.SE: We wanted to know more about what happens in the body when switching from conventional … Read more

UPDATE: BRIAN MURPHY OUT ON PROBATION!!! Should be home today. Interesting Timing???

Our Question is: Were they holding Brian so he couldn’t participate in the legislative process that just created Dispensaries rather than Full On Legalization? Hawaii’s Pot Mafia protected their Billions of profits in Black Market Recreational Pot by steering the debate towards Dispensaries for Medical Marijuana that are a Financial Burden for Sick People. Now … Read more

EPA regulator set to release key herbicide report, lauds biopesticides. May signal direction change away from synthetic chemicals…

With Commentary From Zen Honeycutt from Mom’s Across America: Who urges us all to Call the EPA 703-308-8187 Neil Andersen and demand that they REVOKE the license of glyphosate. Demand that they include the levels of glyphosate in mother’s breast milk in their draft assessment of glyphosate, of whether to approve it for another 15 … Read more

UPDATE: BRIAN MURPHY OUT ON PROBATION!!! Should be home today.

Our Question is: Were they holding Brian so he couldn’t participate in the legislative process that just created Dispensaries rather than Full On Legalization?  Hawaii’s Pot Mafia protected their Billions of profits in Black Market Recreational Pot by steering the debate towards Dispensaries for Medical Marijuana that are a Financial Burden for Sick People.  Now … Read more

Union Of 30,000 Doctors In Latin America Wants Monsanto Banned!  ““We believe the precautionary principle should be applied…”

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. [hr]“In our country glyphosate is applied … Read more

Dr. Lorrin Pang Describes How The EPA Misquotes the National Academy of Sciences’ Advice for Testing Combinations of Chemicals When They Testified In The Maui County Council.

Akaku Channel 55, Monday at 7 PM After Democracy Now Replay Sunday at 7PM Live Stream here: http://akaku.org/akaku-channel-live-stream/

Mayor Arakawa wants PUBLIC TO PAY $400,000 for NON-SCIENTIFIC, FAKE “GMO STUDY”  $50K from Maui. Testimony needed this week to STOP THIS CHARADE

Thanks to the wonderful Autumn Rae Ness:[hr]Phone calls and testimony needed from NOW until FRIDAY. The Mayor proposed a line item grant for $50,000 to the State Department of Agriculture to be used as matching funds (meaning the State would throw in $50k as well) for participation in a “GMO study”. a. Since the proposal … Read more

“MAUI CAUSES” TV Show (From Earthday) Replays Sunday On Akaku Ch 55 at 7PM  New Show Monday at 7PM: Dr. Lorin Pang confronts the EPA!

[divider]Join us as we tour Maui’s Earth Day Festival Learn what’s new with The Kū`ē Petition, Locals for Local Change, Go Green Hawaii, Maui Farmer’s Union United, The SHAKA Movement, Trinette Furtado, Ke’eaumoku Kapu and Alika Atay New Shows EVERY MONDAY at 7PM with Replay SUNDAY at 7PM Live Stream on the Web on AKAKU … Read more

Years of research in Hilo and Manoa has revealed shocking secret facts about the people who are paid to run the Manoa Astronomy department for the illegal state of Hawaii.

We received this anonymously and pass it on with no warranties… Ain’t The Web Great! Is it true that? 1: Is it true that: UH Manoa Director of UH Astronomy Gunter Hasenger makes $300,000.00 a year for his main work to build TMT?  And what does he do with his 5 Million dollar budget? Who … Read more

The Daily Show’s

Aasif Mandvi looks at GM Potatoes

Aasif Mandvi drills Jeffrey Smith and a pro-GMO scientist about the safety of the recently approved GMO potato. Don’t worry, you haven’t been eating it yet. The potato is due to be released in a year or two. But it and the also-approved GMO apple use a technology that’s probably even more dangerous than the … Read more

Lawyers’ emails revealed in the Monsanto vs. Maui lawsuit: More Stalling while We on Maui are Exposed to God Knows What…

Apr23 by Jon Rappoport NoMoreFakeNews Exclusive: lawyers’ emails revealed in the Monsanto vs. Maui lawsuit Monsanto/Dow still refuse to open up secret court documents Think about it. You’re locked in a high-stakes lawsuit against major corporations, and you can’t see document-material the corporations have filed in order to make their argument with the Judge.The Judge … Read more

Why scientists are worried about the GMO apple and potato: NEW VIDEO from Jeffery Smith,  The Institute for Responsible Technology

Jeffrey Smith, the world’s leading expert and best-selling author on the health risks of genetically modified organisms in food (GMOs) interviews Dr. Jack Heinemann. Sign Jeffrey’s petition: Link to The Institute for Responsible Technology

The Resistance Rises: Monsanto Sued in LA County for False Advertising Claim That Glyphosate Targets Only Plants, Not People or Pets

Glyphosate was originally patented as an antibiotic. It kills beneficial bacteria in everyone’s guts and in women’s vaginas. That ain’t just plants. [hr] Exhibit #1 T. Matthew Phillips Source: www.examiner.com Today a class action lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County, California against the Monsanto corporation. The suit alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false … Read more

THIS IS WHY WE MAKE NOISE FOR CHANGE!. Got Kids? Unless YOU Create Change NOW,  YOUR KIDS ARE GONNA SUFFER.  “Dear Future Generations, Sorry” by Prince Ea

Dear Future Generations, Sorry. Posted by Prince Ea on Monday, April 20, 2015 [hr]

The case for banning Monsanto’s Roundup by Physicians for Social Responsibility

By Dr. Jeff Ritterman, Guest Blogger East Bay Express Dr. Jeff Ritterman is vice president of the board of directors of the SF Bay Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He is the retired chief of cardiology at Kaiser Richmond and a former Richmond city councilmember. Follow him on Twitter @JeffRitterman. There’s strong evidence that … Read more

Neil Young Announces Monsanto-Themed LP Recorded With Willie Nelson’s Sons

The Monsanto Years features a song called “Rock Starbucks” By Jeremy Gordon, Guest Blogger Neil Young has teamed up with Promise of the Real, a band featuring Lukas and Micah Nelson (sons of the legendary Willie Nelson), to record an album titled The Monsanto Years, as Rolling Stone reports. As you might guess, the album is composed of songs criticizing … Read more

ACTION ALERT: This is our last day to get a hearing scheduled for HCR 53 “Free and Fair Elections” resolution to begin to repeal Citizen’s United thought a Constitutional Convention.

This is our last day to get a hearing scheduled for HCR 53 the “Free and Fair Elections” resolution. Please call Hawaii State Senator Gil Keith-Agaran right now.  Tell the nice staff person that you are a Hawaii citizen, and that you encourage him to schedule a hearing for HCR 53, the “Free and Fair … Read more

Judge Mollway to Maui Voters and all of Hawaii: “F@#k You. You Don’t Count. Neither Does Your State Constitution”

Update: Federal Judge drops bomb in the Monsanto vs. Maui case Apr19 by Jon Rappoport Guest Blogger NoMoreFakeNews.comOn April 15, Federal Judge Susan Oki Mollway dropped a bomb in Monsanto vs. Maui.She ruled that the case cannot go to Hawaii State Court, but will remain under her federal jurisdiction.The federal government’s support for Monsanto is even … Read more

Monsanto Denies Seeking Patent for GMO Marijuana – They Deny Having Undue Influence Over Regulators Too. Yeah, Right!

Monsanto denies a recurring urban legend that suggests the controversial agribusiness giant has patented a GMO marijuana strain. Yet, as the cannabis industry continues to grow, it only seems more and more likely that Big Ag should be trying to cash in. By Kit O’Connell  @KitOConnell | April 17, 2015  Guest Blogger Jake Dimmock works … Read more

So Much for Monsanto Feeding The World: U.S. Forced to Import Corn as Shoppers Demand Organic Food

by Alan Bjerga, Guest Blogger Bloomberg.com April 15, 2015 Who’s Supplying the U.S. With Organic Corn? A growing demand for organics, and the near-total reliance by U.S. farmers on genetically modified corn and soybeans, is driving a surge in imports from other nations where crops largely are free of bioengineering. Imports such as corn from … Read more

Alarming New Study: Insecticide contamination of global surface waters substantially higher than expected

Agricultural insecticides threaten surface waters at the global scale Date: April 14, 2015 Source: Universität Koblenz-Landau  ScienceDaily.com Summary: A new study evaluated for the first time comprehensive global insecticide contamination data for agricultural surface waters using the legally-accepted regulatory threshold levels (RTLs) as defined during the official pesticide authorization procedures. The results are alarming: more than … Read more

NEW SCANDAL FOR USDA & MONSANTO: Whistle Blowers at USDA say MONSANTO Influences Agency Suppression of Critical Science.

This petition, filed by the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), demands that the USDA reform its so-called “scientific integrity policy,” which PEER claims contains broad language that enables the agency’s managers to suppress and alter research that has negative policy implications for big business, regardless of its merit. The petition alleges that … Read more

From Death Comes Life – Not Environmental Pollution. That’s If We Get Rid of Today’s Unnecessary Toxic and Expensive Burial Practices.

Can Human Bodies Become Compost? Jordyn Cormier Guest Blogger for Care2.com Our burial practices are generally a taboo topic. We don’t like to think about death, least of all how our burials will affect the environment. Unfortunately, burials aren’t very sustainable, so let’s talk about it. The modern human burial process is both costly and … Read more

Monsanto Admits “An Entire Department” to Discredit Any Science That Shows GMO’s or Round-Up Are Harmful

Dare to publish a scientific study against Big Biotech, and Monsanto will defame and discredit you. For the first time, a Monsanto employee admits that there is an entire department within the corporation with the simple task of ‘discrediting’ and ‘debunking’ scientists who speak out against GMOs. EXCERPT: As far as I know this is the first time … Read more

30 Crazy Facts of Pesticides Roundup & 2,4-D  WARNING: READING THIS CAN MAKE YOU SICK.

Thanks to Jodie Bruning, a New Zealand Mom for compiling this sickening list.  Her great website: www.safesayswho.com [hr] Maximum residue levels of Roundup / glyphosate are permitted to be higher on our staple cereals (like flour and oats) than on GMO Roundup Ready soybeans & corn. Pre-harvest pesticide spraying to ‘mature cereal plants & animal … Read more

Monsanto forced to pull advertisement in South Africa. Unable to Substaiate Claims of Sustainability.

Monsanto was recently forced to withdraw one of its advertisements after The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa determined that the information in the advertisement was unsubstantiated. The commercial boasted the many benefits of GMO crops, but The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) filed a complaint because they believed that Monsanto’s claims were false. … Read more

Upcountry Sustainability Presents “Garbage on Maui: Let’s Talk Trash”  On AKAKU Ch 54  Video Provided by MAUI CAUSES Powered by Your Donations….

Akaku Channel 54 Monday 4/13 12:22 AM Akaku Channel 54 Monday  4/13 5:50 PM Akaku Channel 54 Tuesday 4/14 4:10 AM Akaku Channel 54 Tuesday 4/14 9:37 PM PUKALANI – Upcountry Sustainability is proud to present “Garbage on Maui: Let’s Talk Trash.” Representatives from local recycling companies will lead the discussion on what is currently … Read more

Maui Causes Starting A New Hour Long TV show on Akaku.  Seeking Underwriter for Two 30 Sec “Sponsorship Acknowledgments” per show.

Soon to air, Maui Causes’ new hour-long public issues Interview TV Show on Akaku’s Channel 55. A new show every Monday Eve from 7 to 8 PM following Democracy Now, replay Sunday at 7PM. Seeking corporate or commercial sponsor to underwrite the show. Two 30 second acknowledgements per hour.  Great exposure for a great cause: … Read more

Monsanto Files Secret Documents on Maui Case, For Judge’s Eye Only. Secret Locations, Secret Processes, Secret Chemicals. WHY SO MANY SECRETS?

Revealed: a secret Monsanto document in the Maui GMO case Apr10 by Jon Rappoport Guest Blogger Justice withheld: justice denied A scandal that needs to come to light now by Jon Rappoport April 10, 2015 NoMoreFakeNews.com Imagine you are a lawyer arguing a case before a judge. There is no jury. The judge will decide the … Read more

The shops @Wailea want to charge all who come to Wailea to enjoy the shopping and our great beaches. Are you ready to pay $3.00 per 1/2 hour? Or a $40.00 day pass?

SIGN THE PETITION: The shops @Wailea want to charge all who come to Wailea to enjoy the shopping and our great beaches. There is no parking in Wailea, no off street parking and very little beach parking. Are you ready to pay $3.00 per 1/2 hour? Or a day pass will cost you $40.00. Employees … Read more

Former “9/11” New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik Predicts a Criminal Justice ‘Implosion’. Fears America’s criminal justice system is creating a permanent underclass.

Ex-Top Cop Kerik Predicts a Criminal Justice ‘Implosion’ Perhaps best known as Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s top adviser during 9/11, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik was just a hairbreadth from taking over the Department of Homeland Security in 2004 when he was battered by a flurry of allegations and probes that some … Read more

Pineapples That Claim to Fight Cancer? New GMO Approvals May Allow Health Claims. But Nothing’s Been Proven, So Why Would GM Foods Get To Make Claims That Organic Foods Are Denied?

Wait, Organic food growers, growing heirlooms or hybrids, cannot claim health benefits or the FDA comes after them, even though humans have been benefiting from them for thousands of years…. BUT GMOS, foreign proteins injected into DNA via a bacteria or virus, are touting health benefits and they have never been tested on humans? That’s … Read more

Friends Of Haleakala Seek Volunteers for April 18th – 20th Overnight Service Trip.  Rare Opportunity to Stay 2 Nights in Crater.

The Friends of Haleakalā National Park group is looking for enthusiastic and physically fit volunteers for an upcoming service trip into Haleakalā Crater. Participants will hike in on Saturday, April 18, stay free for two nights in the Hōlua Cabin, and work on protection of native plants in the Crater, before hiking out Monday, April … Read more

Monsanto Makes Billions Bringing Monarch Butterflies to Near Extinction.  Latest PR Stunt Donates $4 Million in Blood Money, Over Three Years, To Try To Save Them.

Image Credits: barkbud, Flickr Scientists say Monsanto’s RoundUp has directly contributed to a 90% reduction in the monarch butterfly population. Now they say they will contribute $3.6 million over three years to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund. Another $400,000 will go to universities and conservations groups trying to rescue the … Read more

COME CELEBRATE EARTH DAY 2015   Sunday, April 19, from 10 AM till 6 PM at the Keopuolani Park in Wailuku  Opposite War Memorial Stadium

Aloha Friends of the Aina ~ Come join us for another wonderful Maui celebration ~ Earth Day 2015 ! GO GREEN CULTURE FOUNDATION ~ CO-SPONSORS We at Go Green Culture are pleased to be co-sponsoring this year’s Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 19, from 10 AM till 6 PM at the Keopuolani Park in … Read more

BIG AG Buys Hawaii Government. In California, Disclosure Is The Norm But In Hawaii Rep. Clift Tsuji Doesn’t Want You To Know.

Big Ag’s Influence Kills Third Pesticide Disclosure Bill California Has It, Why Can’t Hawaii? For more detailed reporting see the article By Anita Hofschneider at Civil Beat “There seems to be a lot of pushback and a lot of resistance for something that should be a no-brainer in Hawaii.” — Rep. Chris Lee House Agriculture … Read more

Jon Rappoport Asks: Why doesn’t Hawaii Judge become a Monsanto employee?

Jon Rappoport: Guest Blogger Why doesn’t Hawaii Judge become a Monsanto employee? NoMoreFakeNews.com I can hear people saying, “She’s already working for Monsanto.” If so, she’s doing a terrific job. Federal Judge Susan Oki Mollway is doing everything she can to nullify what the voters of Maui legally created on Election Day 2014. In an … Read more

The Emperor’s New Clothes Trailer – Russell Brand Tells The Truth

Special screenings April 21st followed by AN EVENING WITH RUSSELL BRAND Live event beamed to cinemas nationwide. BOOK TICKETS NOW: http://scnl.co/TENCBookNow Synopsis THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES Definition: Fairytale, allegorical 1. Collective ignorance of an obvious fact, or deception, despite undeniable evidence. World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom … Read more

HGEA Leader Perreira Would Rather See You Dead Than Let Change Come to Maui Hospital.  Tell State Legislature to Finally Deny Perreira.

CLICK HERE: Support HB1075 HD2 SD1 Last Chance? Maui Memorial Proposes Partnership –HGEA Rejects Again Maui Memorial Medical Center plans to make $28 million in cuts to services and jobs starting July 1. Immediate reductions will be made to non-clinical and non-essential contracts at the state-owned facility — part of the Hawaii Health Systems Corp. … Read more

Monsanto Lobbyist Freaks Out on TV: Claims Round-up Safe to Drink, Storms Off When Asked to Try It. Calls Interviewer A Jerk.

French television station Canal+ recently sat down with Dr. Patrick Moore for an upcoming documentary. Dr Moore, who claims to be an ecological expert and is currently the frontman for Ecosense Environmental, stated to the interviewer that Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup was not responsible for skyrocketing cancer rates in Argentina. This is where the interview … Read more

Maui’s Mayor Alan Arakawa Finds Yet Another Way to KISS MONSANTO’S ASS

The Mayor just submitted his FY 2016 Budget proposal to the Council at 2pm and under his: Economic Development Program -Agriculture Section (page 441 & 442) he proposes a Grant: TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (totally unheard of for the County to budget monies to give to the State) For: “Funds will be used … Read more

World Health Org Says Round Up Linked To Cancer. Monsanto Says It’s Safe When “Used As Directed”. Too Bad Open Air Experiments In Our Midst Are, By Definition, “OFF LABEL”.

By Carey Gillam, Guest Blogger March 24 Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:26pm EDT (Reuters) – Monsanto Co, maker of the world’s most widely used herbicide, Roundup, wants an international health organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer. The company said on Tuesday that the report, issued on Friday by … Read more

Host Josh Green speaks with Dr. Ashley Lukens (Program Director, Hawaii Center for Food Safety) about the growing concerns regarding food safety in Hawaii.

Thanks to THINK TECH HAWAII for this video:

Judge extends delay on Maui GMO-ban law: From The Maui News

March 21, 2015 By MELISSA TANJI – Staff Writer (mtanji@mauinews.com) , The Maui News Save | Post a comment |             A federal judge has pushed back her stay on the implementation of a voter-approved Maui County moratorium on the farming of genetically engineered crops from March 31 to June … Read more

Huge New Challenge to Monsanto’s Round-Up: Glyphosate is “probable human carcinogen” – World Health Org.’s Cancer Agency 3/20/2015

 20 March 2015. From GM Watch Here’s the link to the statement by the WHO: IARC’s verdict comes as glyphosate is set to be re-approved in Europe this year The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller a “probable human carcinogen” in a move that will alarm the agrochemical … Read more

New Technology, New Concerns: Utah professor urges caution in altering DNA of unborn babies

By KRISTEN MOULTON | The Salt Lake Tribune  GUEST BLOGGER   Genetics » U. scientist among those voicing caution as gene editing gets easier, cheaper. Prominent scientists worried that new gene-editing tools are getting ahead of humanity’s grasp of the implications are calling for a moratorium. University of Utah geneticist Dana Carroll, a leader in … Read more

Understanding the Political Process in Hawai’i: Tools for Grassroots Change” Presentation by Gary Hooser and Kate McMillan

Do you feel passionate about the protection of Hawai’i’s natural resources and want to make a difference? Upcountry Sustainability presented “Understanding the Political Process in Hawai’i: Tools for Grassroots Change” with Kaua’i County Council Member and President of the Hawai’i Alliance for Progressive Action (HAPA) Gary Hooser. In this workshop, Hooser, was joined by HAPA … Read more

Sign on now as a citizen cosponsor the CARERS Act, S. 683, to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for medical treatment. Bipartisan Federal Legislation

Become a citizen cosponsor of the CARERS Act Today, many Americans are suffering needlessly because our federal laws have banned prescription of a promising treatment: medical marijuana. Veterans coming home from combat, seniors facing medical conditions associated with old age, and Americans of every age fighting debilitating diseases — all of them deserve the best … Read more

Anti-GMO, Biotech Factions Clash at Food Summit

Anti-GMO, Biotech Factions Clash at Food Summit By Jacob Bunge, Wall Street Journal Guest Blogger Can genetically modified crops grow in harmony with their non-GMO counterparts? The debate between the pro-biotech and non-GMO camps increasingly looks more like scorched earth than common ground. Biotech seed makers like Monsanto Co. and Syngenta AG, along with farmer … Read more

GMO Divide Continues Despite USDA ‘Workshop On Coexistence

Mon, 03/16/2015 – 10:25am Andy Szal, Digital Reporter, Guest Blogger The U.S. Department of Agriculture convened a recent “coexistence” workshop in North Carolina in an effort to bridge the wide gulf between proponents and critics of genetically modified crops. Instead, a report from the Wall Street Journal suggested USDA officials only heard more of the … Read more

The Fallout From Maui’s GMO Miracle Election Win Is Exposing More And More Conflicts of Interest in Our Governments and Courts.


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Read down to the very end of Jon’s Rappoport’s Post highlighting bias in Judge Susan Oki Mollway’s Court. Jon calls for a Major Publicity Campaign to tell Maui’s Miracle GM Moratorium Story to the World.  I totally agree. But it takes funds to create this kind of media. I had the privilege of serving as … Read more

Science Bias Revealed, Hopefully Reversed: Journal that Retracted Séralini Study Now Replaced Editor-in-Chief and Removed Ex-Monsanto Employee from Editorial Board

 Update (26 February 2015) Critical changes have this year been made at the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicolgy, from which the Editor-in-Chief A. Wallace Hayes retracted the important paper by the Seralini team. The Editorial Board of the journal [19] now has a new Editor-in-Chief, José L. Domingo, who has published papers showing that safety … Read more

“They won’t tell you when or where pesticides are being sprayed on the island?” From GMO Free Oahu

Published on Mar 13, 2015 A clip from a 53 minute interview with Mitsuko Hayakawa, GMO Free Oahu and GMO Free hosts Kathllen Hallal and Esther Grondahl. Watch full interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81Umn4olxMs Instead of buffer zones and disclosure, they are left with the possibility of what’s being sprayed without telling where it will be sprayed. How … Read more

Criminal Experiments Continue on the People of Maui County – Mass Experimentation on Humans, of New GMOs and Pesticides, Without INFORMED Consent Jon Rappaport, Guest Blogger

The Maui GMO ban, human experimentation, and war crimes The hidden issue By Jon Rappoport March 13, 2015 http://www.nomorefakenews.com I’ve been keeping my mouth shut for a while on this explosive issue, because I was waiting for the results of a March 10 hearing. Now, strangely, the hearing has been postponed at the last minute. … Read more

SHAKA’s Lawyer Michael Carroll Interviewed

Maui voters passed a moratorium on growing GMO crops, in spite of millions of dollars spent by Big Ag and biotech companies on opposition ads. But now Monsanto and Dow have initiated legal proceedings to prevent implementation of the Maui GMO ban. Arty Mangan, Guest Blogger,  Bioneers Restorative Food Systems Director, interviewed Michael Carroll, attorney … Read more

Press release by Council Member Don Guzman: Friday, March 13 at 9 a.m.  Committee Update on The Legal Proceedings and County’s Response to Date.

Press release by:  Council Vice-Chair Guzman, Chair, Committee of the Whole Committee to receive an update on GMO litigation WAILUKU, Hawaii – A status update on two cases relating to the ordinance proposed by initiative petition and passed by the voters at the last general election will be considered by the Committee of the Whole … Read more

From The Office of Hawaiian Affairs: The Fate of EAST MAUI Hangs in The Balance – Take Back The Water!! Engage – Now Is The Time

East Maui hui’s case finally being heard.

Water Commission hearings scheduled this week through Thursday from 9am to 4pm at the Cameron Center in Maui. Hearings Scheduled Through April 1st Get dates and times Click here: Sign The Petition Click here: After years of waiting, East Maui hui’s case finally being heard Guest Blog: Kamakakoi : The Cutting Edge Ola i ka … Read more

Action Alert: TESTIFY SUPPORTING HCR53 A Resolution Calling for a US Constitutional Convention to redress CITIZEN’S  UNITED

CLICK HERE TO TESTIFY ONLINE  It’s easy and vital. HCR53: REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO PROPOSE A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ADDRESS CONCERNS RAISED BY THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISION IN CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION. We must reverse Citizens United, Restore our Democracy, and Save the … Read more

Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors During Pregnancy Affects Brain Two Generations Later

Fri, 03/06/2015 – 10:26am The Endocrine Society Prenatal exposure to low doses of the environmental contaminants polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, change the developing brain in an area involved in metabolism, and some effects are apparent even two generations later, a new study finds. Performed in rats, the research will be presented Friday at the Endocrine … Read more

SHAKA Movement’s Update on Legal Proceedings – COME SHOW YOUR SUPPORT ON OAHU March 10th

On Monday, March 2 Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren published his findings and recommendation to the Chief District Court Judge Susan Mollway to deny SHAKA’s motion to have our State case remanded (returned) to the State court. Once again (as it was in the cases involving Kauai and Hawaii Counties, both of which are on Appeal … Read more

NEW REPORT – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Hormone Altering Chemicals, Like Glyphosate, Are Indeed Harmful To Us All

Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs Researchers conclude they are 99 percent certain that hormone-altering chemicals are linked to attention problems, diabetes, other health problems. Many crops, like this one in California, are treated with pesticides linked to neurological effects in studies of children. Photograph by Andy Sacks, The Image Bank/Getty Elizabeth Grossman … Read more

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth by Steven Druker: Sure to Send Shockwaves Around The World

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER FROM AMAZON: RELEASE DATE MARCH 20 Posted on Mar 4 2015 by Sustainable Pulse In an acclaimed new book being launched Wednesday in London, American public interest attorney Steven Druker reveals how the US government and leading scientific institutions have systematically misrepresented the facts about GMOs and the scientific research that … Read more

Rooting for the Wrong Side?

Comments from Sam Small, Executive Director, Maui Causes: Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono. Makana offers what seems a better translation: “Life is sustained through a balanced relationship with the land.” Nice article. It is important to understand that just because we demand tests on the specifics of GMO open field … Read more

Who’s Crazy? The Campaign Against Health Food – Big Ag’s New Propaganda Campaign

Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ A Mental Disorder by JEFFEREY JAXEN Guest Blogger In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” In other words, experts are saying … Read more

HC&S will begin its harvest under scrutiny from environmental watchdogs

HC&S will begin its harvest under scrutiny from environmental watchdogs By Timothy Hurley: Guest Blogger from http://www.staradvertiser.com/ LAST UPDATED: 02:18 a.m. HST, Mar 1, 2015 Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. burned cane along Haleakala Highway in August 2013. Residents downwind from the sugar cane fields have complained about the cloud of ash produced by the burning … Read more

Covered Button Hair Ties for the Children of Fukushima  – Kira Lira Life – Shine From Within

Covered Button Hair Ties for the Children of Fukushima  – Kira Lira Life – Shine From Within くるみボタン After the devastating earthquake in Japan in 2011, Akiyo Murata on Maui started making blankets for the people of Japan. At that time, a Hawaiian clothing company called Sig Zane donated their artistically printed fabric to Akiyo.After … Read more

Maui Earth Day Festival – Organizational Meeting Tues 3/3 7:30pm Mandala, 29 Baldwin Ave, Paia

Maui Earth Day Festival – Organizational Meeting Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:30pm Mandala Creations, 29 Baldwin Ave, Paia Calling all volunteers, supporters and helpers. Help to make this the best event of the year. Calling all environmental and social awareness organization and vendors. Come participate in organizing this beloved community event.    

GMO Litigation: Q&A Webinar Tues, Feb 24th at 3 pm HST. FREE

Please Register On-line Now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6581694560543370753   Watch Maui Causes’ video from our last event first. Please review litigation breakdown document Litigation Q&A Webinar_Maui-Kauai-Big Island Breakdown Call with any questions: Danya Hakeem CFS (o) (808) 681-7688  (c) (301) 512-0361 Mahalo!

Monsanto AND McDonald’s in Pofit Loss Freefall. America, and The World, is Voting with It’s Pocketbook. Finally!

by Guest Blogger ANTHONY GUCCIARDI | NATURAL SOCIETY | FEBRUARY 22, 2015 In a series of headlines that would pass as virtually unbelievable several years ago, mainstream economists are sounding the alarm over the financial decline of both fast food giant McDonald’s and biotech juggernaut Monsanto. CNN asks, ‘Is McDonald’s doomed?’ Business Insider declares that … Read more