Maui’s People-Powered Candidates Poised to Take Majority in 2018 County’s Monsanto-Boosting Old Guard Establishment May Lose its Majority Stranglehold in Historic Election

Posted by - July 26, 2018

The upcoming 2018 Maui election offers an extraordinary, historic opportunity to change the power structure that has limited progressive change on our island. The Maui Ohana wing of the County Council – Elle Cochran, Alika Atay and Kelly King – is poised to be joined by another wave of reformist candidates seeking to take Maui

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“It’s Not Your Water” Will the Giveaway of More Than 80% of Maui's Public Waters Continue?

Posted by - October 14, 2017

The battle over Maui’s public water resources, a battle pitting the common interest of Native Hawaiians and ordinary citizens against Alexander & Baldwin, the state’s largest land development corporation, continues to be waged. At an October 9 public hearing in Haiku, the crowd was standing-room-only as the State Commission on Water Resource Management heard final

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Will A&B’s Leases for GMO Farming Poison Maui’s Agricultural Future? Tuesday Sept 5 Council Meeting Gives Public Chance to Express Whether A&B Should Receive Public Water with Market Value of $250,000 for Just $750

Posted by - September 4, 2017

A&B is set to increase GMO crop growing on Maui against the wishes of a majority of the island population who voted for a GMO moratorium in 2014. As part of their so called “diversified agriculture” plan, rather than devoting land to feed people, A&B is growing GMO Bt corn and sorghum on 140 acres

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Zero Waste Sunflower Biodiesel Kick Starts Maui’s Agricultural Transformation Sustainable Pesticide-Free Farming on 115 Acres of Former Sugar Plantation Land Sets Maui’s Landscape and Economy Ablaze With Stunning New Possibilities

Posted by - May 10, 2017

With the death of the sugar cane plantation system, a pioneering local company is banking on a sea of golden yellow sunflowers to help revolutionize agricultural and energy production on Maui. On 115-acres of former sugar cane land in central Maui between Waikapu and Maalaea, Pacific Biodiesel is harvesting its first batch of biofuel sunflowers

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