How Agro-Chem and Big Ag Industries Conspire to Dispute Benefits of Organic Food Locally Their Strategy is to Minimize Adverse Impacts of Pesticides Here on Maui

Posted by - February 26, 2020

The agro-chemical industry has long downplayed the adverse impact of pesticides often in collusion with government agencies. Official narratives, pushed by the  industry, the media fed false information, and key agencies, have deliberately minimized health concerns. On Maui we have faced years of Monsanto spraying toxic chemicals. Before they stopped posting their annual pesticide use,

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Will Unregulated Gene Editing Technology Destroy Nature? Untested Side Effects of Fast Growing New Technology May Have Catastrophic Consequences

Posted by - December 5, 2019

We’ve all grown up with the existential threat of nuclear annihilation and more recently the ominous impact of climate change. Now we might be facing a new doomsday scenario: alarmingly unregulated gene-editing technology with the potential to radically and permanently alter the natural world. “We’re looking at the replacement of nature,” warns Jeffrey Smith, one

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Monsanto Exposed for Spraying Banned Pesticide on Kihei Land in 2014 Felony Charges Disappeared After Political Fixers in Washington Intervened

Posted by - September 5, 2019

Yahoo News recently reported that the agro-chemical giant Monsanto (now known as Bayer) had been close to being charged with a felony by the Justice Department for illegally spraying a banned pesticide on Maui in 2014. The highly toxic pesticide, methyl parathion, was sprayed on July 15, 2014, across two acres of GMO corn and

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Acquisition of Monsanto Proves Toxic to Bayer Corporation Roundup Lawsuits Shrinks German Megacorp’s Value By Billions of Dollars and They’re Just Getting Started

Posted by - April 4, 2019

Facing an avalanche of lawsuits alleging serious harm from the weed killer Roundup, German pharmaceutical giant Bayer has seen its stock price plunge since last summer’s first bombshell lawsuit win for groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, who claimed his cancer was caused by the pesticide. “The perception is that a huge wave of lawsuits and penalty payments

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Tulsi Gabbard Becomes First Presidential Candidate to Call for Ban on Monsanto’s Roundup "Victims Shouldn't Have to Go to Trial to Get the Truth"

Posted by - March 22, 2019

Presidential candidate, Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, has renewed her criticism of the agro-chemical industry’s use of toxic pesticides, calling for Monsanto’s Roundup to be banned. “I’ve said it before, I’ll keep saying it: ban roundup!” Gabbard said in a tweet on Friday. “It’s long past time we stopped relying on corrupt corporations with a profit

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Tulsi Gabbard Emerges As Most Outspoken Anti-War Candidate in Decades Warfare State Politicians and Media Continue Relentless Attacks

Posted by - February 20, 2019

Of all the politicians campaigning for the 2020 presidential election, Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is the most outspoken anti-war candidate. “As commander-in-chief, I will work to end the new cold war, nuclear arms race and slide into nuclear war,” Gabbard reported. “That is why the neocon/neolib warmongers will do anything to stop me.” Smeared and

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Q&A with Maui County Council’s People Powered Leader Alika Atay "We have the opportunity to wake everybody up and say what is important is keeping Maui Maui"

Posted by - October 31, 2018

What brought you to politics? I’ve been a community servant and leader for well over 35 years. My aloha for Maui has been well established. Then came the calling in 2013 and 2014 to be involved in the election involving GMO and pesticides. As a steward of the land I saw it as a duty

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Betrayers of Maui Democracy Ask Voters to Re-Elect Them This November Arakawa, Victorino, Crivello, and Hokama Enabled Monsanto’s Historic Theft of Voter-Approved GMO Moratorium

Posted by - October 25, 2018

The public initiative system is a unique and magnificent tool for grassroots democracy. Four years ago, Maui’s GMO Moratorium made history in a number of significant ways. First, it made local history by becoming the first public initiative effort in Maui history to get on the ballot. It did this through the hard work of

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Just Say No To Roz Baker Ignore Her Ads: Her Record as a Backroom Booster of Pesticide Conglomerates Has Been Disgraceful

Posted by - August 6, 2018

Almost Orwellian in its doublespeak deception, Maui Senator Roz Baker’s latest campaign ad promotes her as a champion of ‘aina protection. “From protecting our reefs from harmful sunscreens to creating pesticide free zones around our schools, Roz fights from the heart to save the ‘aina,” it reads. The truth? While she has taken credit for

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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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