Category Archives: politics in Hawaii

They don’t know their Mother

Last month, I witnessed an innovation in Manhattan perhaps better left un-invented, though my daughter loved the idea. It was a cupcake ATM, not far from the hotel where we stayed while looking at colleges. A cupcake ATM is just … Continue reading

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WOO-HOO, I think

Yesterday, the Hawai‘i County Council passed Bill 113 which bans new Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOs from our island. I congratulate the council for their courageous action. They were listening to us. However, Hawai‘i has processes I don’t yet understand. For … Continue reading

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It’s my kuleana to act…again

Hawaii County Council Bill 113 to ban GMOs on the Big Island passed out of committee on October 1st. Margaret Wille, the author of the bill, amended it to make it more palatable to those in opposition. These include an … Continue reading

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Does all GMO = predatory farming?

I am struggling to write this GMO essay. Maybe it’s because I’m learning things that challenge my long-held beliefs. You see, I’m beginning to wonder if there might be such a thing as a good GMO. Wait! Before you throw … Continue reading

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Responsibility for the ‘āina is personal

Council woman Margaret Wille continues her battle to restrict further GMO activity on the Big Island. She withdrew her first bill, #79, so as to bring a cleaner version to the council. On September 4, we were once again in … Continue reading

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The will of the people

We’ve had an active anti-GMO movement on the Big Island for some time. But recently, County Councilwoman Margaret Wille managed to turn sentiment into action with her Bill 79 which bans the expansion of GMO here. People from all over … Continue reading

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The bounty of the Big Island, endangered

For lots of reasons I haven’t been to Waimea for the Saturday Farmer’s Market this summer. I finally went, and had a great time seeing my favorite vendors and buying their organic produce. A few of these folks very ethically … Continue reading

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