Not In MY Backyard

Over the past 4 years, the activists on Maui have been trying to convince the population that agriculture on the island is poisoning the world.  They can’t show any evidence of this, but the suggestion is powerful and gets people’s undies in a bunch about what they imagine MIGHT be happening.  SHAKA has been a leader in this speculation effort.  They helped drive out sugar … Continue reading Not In MY Backyard

Save the Flip Phones

Save The Flip Phone

One of my closest friends from way back recently asked about an article written by Megan Kelley at Upworthy.  It had the following photo and title: 100 years ago, people were eating things that most of us will never taste.  So what happened? In a word – progress.  Ninety-eight percent of the citizens of the U.S. choose NOT to farm.  Most people choose to shop in … Continue reading Save The Flip Phone

Monsanto Gives Helmets to Better Their Bicycle Business

Perhaps you’ve run across this image over the last week.  It’s a fairly standard release form from a company, in this case Monsanto Hawaii.  This letter went home with students from an elementary school on the North Shore of Oahu.  It was posted in an online group with the following caption: Monsanto is buying our schools. This came home with my kids from Waialua Elementary School … Continue reading Monsanto Gives Helmets to Better Their Bicycle Business

Mangoes That Murder and the Lunatics Who Love Them

Mangifera.  Mangoes. I truly believe that they are the fruit of the gods.  I remember my first mango with a clarity akin to a first kiss.  I was standing in the kitchen of a condo on Oahu with a bowl of fruit next to me.  My friend Lisa had access to a tree that was giving her more produce than she could ever hope to … Continue reading Mangoes That Murder and the Lunatics Who Love Them

Buys Home On Golf Course, Complains About Golf Balls

The activists on Maui are at it again.  This time they’re going after another long time farming endeavor on the island.  HC&S is their target now, and they are determined to see this 150 year old Maui institution close its doors. Sugarcane takes about 2 years to be mature enough for harvest.  When the cane is ready to be pulled out of the field, a quick burn process … Continue reading Buys Home On Golf Course, Complains About Golf Balls

That time we flew 4,765 miles to be told “F- You”

The March Against Monsanto happened this weekend. It’s been happening for a few years now, but this year was a little different. There were a few souls that chose to stand up to these bullies by staging a counter protest. MAMyths, or March Against Myths About Modification, is the brainchild of Karl Haro von Mogel, Kavin Senapathy, and David Sutherland.  They put out the call for everyone … Continue reading That time we flew 4,765 miles to be told “F- You”