I grew up in the United States, and my kids are growing up in the United States. Like most in our country, I have never had a single day in my life where I needed to worry about what I, or my children, would eat. Less than 5% of the population is undernourished in North America. I wish I had to worry about that. I wish, … Continue reading Why I Wish We’d All Go Hungry
Have you ever had one of “those” years? A year that was life altering? I’m not necessarily talking about moves, marriages, and job changes, but a time in your life where your focus and thinking did a huge shift? I’ve had two ‘aha’ moments so far, at least two that really stick out. The first was about 9 years ago when Dave brought home a … Continue reading What Are Your Core Values?
Over the course of the past year, we have watched groups like Babes Against Biotech (BAB), The Center for Food Safety (CFS), and SHAKA do an interesting dance in Hawaii. The “Babes” have been shaking their…fists at the seed industry and its supposed environmental harm since 2012. In 2014 SHAKA introduced a ballot initiative targeting seed companies in Maui County. First they claimed it was about the … Continue reading Monsanto Hawaii: BIG Pesticide Users
Last week a friend sent an article to me asking for my comments. To be honest, had I stumbled upon this paper online, I would have dismissed it as “not worth my time”. It has numerous fallacies and jumps to many conclusions without substantial evidence. Two thing made me change my mind. First, a friend asked, and I rarely say no to friends. Second, this article was … Continue reading A ‘Seedy Business’ For Sure
People come to Maui for a variety of reasons. Kite surfing on the North Shore, hiking a volcano and then watching the sunset over the clouds, or driving the winding road to Hana. What tourists probably do not come to Maui to see is a protest, but that is exactly what they have been getting from activists recently. Just a few weeks ago they occupied the … Continue reading The “Aloha Spirit”
Dear Maui Friends, You know us. You’ve sat in our back yard while Dave cooks a pizza or three for you. You’ve sat next to us in church, or in a class, or at the coffee shop. You know our character and our hearts. What I’m coming to realize, is that some of you may not know what Dave does for a living. Dave works … Continue reading An Open Letter to our Friends on Maui
This is an article from a new publication titled Farmers & Friends. GMO WARRIORS Seed company workers speak out on a bill to ban their jobs. By Rhonda Stoltzfus “GMO Warrior.” That is how David … Continue reading GMO Warriors