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

Utopian Delusions

Farmland Theft Thwarted In Maui County

I’ll be honest, I don’t put much faith in humanity as a whole.  I do believe we are capable of amazing heroics and selfless acts of kindness and love.  If you need an example, the horrifying events in an Orlando nightclub this past weekend should give you an idea of what I mean.  One terrorist cooks up a plan to end the lives of as … Continue reading Farmland Theft Thwarted In Maui County

How Much Pesticide Does Monsanto Use?

Monsanto Hawaii: BIG Pesticide Users

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

Kabocha and Aloha

Lately, I have a hard time giving my business to establishments that hang a “Vote Yes” sign in their window.  On every other issue, I don’t care at all if we disagree, I’ll still support your business.  But on the Maui County Initiative, I just can’t make it through the door of a ‘yes’ business.  They are advocating for the loss of my husband’s job, … Continue reading Kabocha and Aloha