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Math not there to support GMO conspiracy theories

October 24, 2014 For one second let’s assume that all of the allegations made by activists against big ag are true. Let’s assume that genetically modified organism crops are truly harmful to you and to the land. more »»

Company seeks to control seeds of living foods

October 24, 2014 Social crimes have always disturbed me. At first I thought that my reaction was anger — a reflexive, vital, emotional reaction. more »»

Mike White is a friend to homeowners, taxpayers

October 24, 2014 Homeowners and taxpayers: Mike White is our only friend. more »»

Who’s backing ads for the so-called farming ban?

October 24, 2014 Shame on you. It would seem to me that investigative reporting would be one of the most important journalist actions of the paper. more »»

Maui voters not stupid; won’t be fooled by lies

October 24, 2014 The huge money campaigns against the genetically modified organism bill on the ballot this November in Maui County are lying to you. more »»

Real farming would not be affected by moratorium

October 24, 2014 Farming ban? That’s ridiculous. more »»

Vote ‘no’ on moratorium and save papaya on Maui

October 23, 2014 Four years ago, I joined a group to save the cultivation of Maui Gold pineapple and now we need your “no” vote to save papaya on Maui. more »»

Monsanto has options other than to fire workers

October 23, 2014 Recent ads from pro-Monsanto/anti-temporary genetically modified organism moratorium groups saying that Monsanto is threatening to lay off their workers if it passes are saddening. more »»

Why do our politicians allow chemical pollution?

October 23, 2014 All life-forms have a God-given right to clean water, air and food. more »»

Find culprits responsible for anti-GMO graffiti

October 23, 2014 Who’s responsible for the “Stop Monsanto” anti-genetically modified organism graffiti on the Waiale Bridge, on Crater Road? Jason B. more »»

Anti-GMO initiative comes with a lot of negatives

October 23, 2014 I don’t understand why people are trying to pass an initiative banning genetically modified organisms. more »»

Bigger issue with GMOs is world population growth

October 23, 2014 Genetically modified organisms increase plant growth to feed population growth, which creates economic growth. more »»

Passing moratorium would create numerous problems

October 23, 2014 Here is a list of what the initiative calling for a moratorium on genetic engineering in Maui County would do, should it pass: * The SHAKA Movement would celebrate a victory. more »»

Safety of GMOs, chemicals has not been shown

October 23, 2014 As a medical doctor trained in public health, I’ve been alerted by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine to advise my patients to avoid genetically modified organism foods — which have... more »»

MECO’s rate proposal would minimize cost shifting

October 23, 2014 As a full-service customer of Maui Electric Co. (no solar photovoltaic system), I would like to respond to the Oct. 13 letter, “MECO’s plan would unfairly penalize PV customers. more »»

Vote ‘yes’ for the safety of humanity and planet

October 23, 2014 To vote “yes” for a moratorium on genetically modified organism testing and chemical spraying until they are proved safe is not a vote only for Hawaiian soil, air and water — it is for the health of... more »»

Vote for a change of direction in Maui politics

October 22, 2014 Maui is desperately in need of a change of direction and not same old, same old politics and inaction. We need fresh idea. more »»

Don’t bite the hands of Maui farmers; vote ‘no’

October 22, 2014 Having been a Maui farmer for 40 years, I have taken a keen interest in the ongoing debate over banning genetically modified organism crops, pesticides and making criminals out of us who use them. more »»

Food labeling needed but a ban on farming is not

October 22, 2014 It’s great, this country we live in. A place where citizens can ban together and make changes. Stopping slavery, Equal Rights Amendment, even getting rid of a president that was breaking the law. more »»

White, Aiona, Cavasso all put we the people first

October 22, 2014 On Nov. 4, I am voting for Mike White, Duke Aiona and Cam Cavasso. White deserves to be re-elected. He is the people’s advocate on the Maui County Council. more »»

Pass moratorium and let real discussions begin

October 22, 2014 My neighbor, a scientist, has only one bumper sticker: “Millions Against Monsant. more »»


Upcountry Farmers Market October 25, 2014

produce from several dozen vendors, 7-11 a.m., Saturdays behind football field, Kulamalu Town Center, Pukalani. Accepting SNAP/EBT benefits, 7-10 a.m. For information, email; see more »


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October 20, 2014 On my birthday a couple weeks ago, I had dinner with a friend whose birthday is one day later, and she quizzed me about why I am not a Catholic any more. more »

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