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Do Organic Growers Use ‘Hazmat’ Suits?

I came across this image the other day.  A farmer spraying his field wearing a protective suit and face respirator.  When I see this, I see a farmer keeping himself and those around him safe.  When activists look at this, they seem to see a scary hazmat suit and chemical poisoning.  The beauty of this photo, is that it was taken from a video about an … Continue reading Do Organic Growers Use ‘Hazmat’ Suits?

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Thinking Critically about Maui’s GMO Initiative

In our home, we value critical thinking and a knowledge of current events, two subjects that go hand in hand.  We have 3 children (10,13, & 15) who are encouraged to read the paper each morning and ask questions.  Admittedly, they read the comics first, but eventually they get to the headlines and opinion pieces as well.  Over breakfast we sit and discuss what they … Continue reading Thinking Critically about Maui’s GMO Initiative

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Maui’s Farming Ban

A few months ago the people of Maui County were given the opportunity to present testimony before the county council on a proposed ban on farming.  Here’s what I had to say: Thank you for hearing testimony today.  My name is Rhonda Stoltzfus, and I’m here as a mom and agriculture enthusiast.  I have a bachelors degree in Horticulture from Iowa State University – specializing … Continue reading Maui’s Farming Ban