Monthly Archives: February 2014

Thank the Babes Against Biotech and Pay More for Food

Let’s face the facts.  When some group like the Babes Against Biotech is out there leading the charge to get genetically modified foods labeled, you’ve got to do a double take about women who are using sex to sell their cause.  The leader, Nomi Carmona, is excellent at the dramatics and reciting her reasons for leading the charge.  Of course, she has some acting skills and is good at memorizing her script too so it shouldn’t be surprising.  She can be pretty convincing to those who don’t know otherwise.

If you take a look closer at the Babes Against Biotech and other like groups tout, you get a good idea of where their information is coming from.  The frequently used links from Sustainable Pulse, Natural News, RawforBeauty, MyScienceAcademy, Center for Food Safety, Institute for Responsible Technology, UndergroundHealth, and such.  As an uneducated observer, one might not know that these sites are full of unvetted information and lots of pseudoscience.

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It’s very clear that although they claim to be pro-science, what they promote is far from being scientific in every form and fashion.  Some of their followers will even admit that they don’t need science too.  Their comments clearly show that they don’t quite understand the science either.

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As you can see, so many people who have no attachment to farming have all decided to voice their opinion about the issue at hand.  They have been told that biotech is poison and so on by several of the leaders in the community.  The opinions of the public who are unaware of what it takes to farm somehow feel entitled to speak out over the farmers and the lawmakers are heeding that of an opinion.  That is purely irresponsible to rely on the public for information.

This same crowd who accuses others of poisoning and other heinous crimes are the same ones who are demanding that label.  To give into this kind of paranoia is absolutely abhorrent.  We live in a society that is dominated in technology and are used in our daily lives.  Why are we letting a bunch of non-farmers, washed up Hollywood actors, bikini clad protesters, and others to deny farmers the right to technology?  

Apparently, the Babes Against Biotech and their followers have no problem using fear and misinformation just to make you pay more for your food.  If that is fine with you, sit back, do nothing and let it all happen.  When your grocery bill hits you if they should succeed, thank a Babe Against Biotech protester for making Hawaii a much more livable place for all.

Disclosure is Mandatory for Some but Not Me

Any anonymous observer noted the following…
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I guess Dylan thinks disclosure is only necessary sometimes.  This is from his Sunrise Shells of Kauai website:
“The exact dive locations vary during the year and are closely held secrets.”
“The shells are cleaned individually by hand in a tedious multi step process.
  1. They are first soaked in a “secret sauce” cleaning solution and rinsed thoroughly in clean water. “
http://sunriseshellsofkauai.com/about-sunrise-shells.php

Shouldn’t the public have the right to know where these creatures are being harvested from to know the environmental impact this is happening on our aina?  Why are some people allowed to have closely held secrets but others aren’t?  Isn’t disclosure a good thing for everyone to be transparent?!

Never Trust the Right to Know Mob

Once again, the Right to Know mob is at again with the fear mongering.  Now they have gotten their kids to be the puppets of these parents with this petition to label GMOs.  Hector Valenzuela is also joining in on this skull and crossbones campaign.

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Just read on at some of the comments people left on the petition also.

  • Erika Preuss KAPAA, HI
  • Our young people know what is right, that we have the right to know what is in our food! We have worked for years to convince our youth to eath ‘healthy’ foods – and now that they are finally listening – the message we are sending them by not labeling GMO is a negative one. How can we teach our children to read labels, and know what’s in their food, avoid junk food etc.. and then turn around and tell them they don’t have the right to KNOW what is in their food? My kids tell me that it makes no sense, and I agree! We have a right to know ALL ingredients in our food. If it is unique and different enough to be PATENTED, then it is not a typical normal food. Remember, the biotech industry keeps telling us that GMO’s are the ‘same’ as regular food – while in the same breath they tell us they are different, unique and patented (and they defend those patents by vigorously suing farmers) – So which is it? Either they are not different and normal, or they are unique and different, and PATENTED. The industry cannot have it both ways – and we deserve the RIGHT TO KNOW all of the ingredients, ALL of the ingredients in our food. Especially the patented ones.

  • Dana Keawe PAHOA, HI
  • We have the right to know what is in our food. Please label our food.

  • There are a growing number of consumers who are concerned about GMOs and have consciously boycotted products that are not labeled NON GMO or Organic. This puts every company who use crops that are Genetically Modified at risk of market failure. Everyone is paying the price for a few. Consumers look for product information on the label to make educated choices, especially when choosing food.

    Consumers who have food allergies rely heavily on proper labeling and AVOID products that are not clearly labeled.

    Gluten Free labeling is a recent example of a labeling law that doesn’t go far enough to help consumers, as it only refers to gluten found in wheat, and does not take into consideration gluten from barley, rye, or oats. While users appreciate the label, they often find themselves at risk because the product does in fact contain gluten.

    Clear laws that include EVERY form of GM/GE products should be properly labeled on ALL food, even that which is consumed by animals.

  • larry schneider KILAUEA, HI
  • why do i need to bill to obtain information and/or knowledge? do we live in nazi germany, or mccarthy era USA?

  • Ann Evans MAKAWAO, HI
  • The YOUTH are smart enough to realize their future!

  • Jen Richmond HILO, HI
  • Our keiki are being used as test subjects w/o their (and our) consent. We all have a right to decide what we will eat, and whose products we will buy. We also have the right to VOTE, and I, for one, will exercise that right to elect officials who listen to their constituents, not mega-corporations.

  • I like that the youth of tomorrow are getting informed and taking charge of their health and the environment they will live with and for future generations. GOOD LUCK and may GOD Bless !

 

Note that Larry Schneider also made this same comment too about GE food, with Gary Hooser’s endorsement also.  They openly admit to scaring people!

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What’s the biggest joke is that they claim that they want the right to know and that a label from the government is going suddenly make them trust it again.  They never trusted the state or Governor Abercrombie’s efforts to work with the seed companies with the right to know issue, so they went ahead and passed their own faulty laws.  Is a label on GE foods really going to suddenly make these right to knowers trusting of government again?  Yeah right.  It isn’t going to fix anyone.  They should ask their own industry to label food as GMO Free since they trust organic so much more than anyone else.

You Know You’re Local If…

Interesting that the BAB ringleader, Nomi “California” Carmona, apparently has left Waikiki and Kauai and headed over to the “east” side.

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Note that she has to burn a lot more GMO derived ethanol to get over the mountain also.  She’s busy protesting and accused them of poisoning the ‘aina while filling up her gas tank with the product they produced.

 

 

 

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“East” side?  No one who grew up here ever has called Kaneohe the east side.  It shouldn’t be a surprise that she’s not from here.  The local people know it as the Windward side.  Just like we know the mall as Windward Mall.  It’s no wonder that she has the gall to do the things she does because she ain’t one local.