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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.

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Moms Making Moms Scared With Misinformation

It is really sad when a group of mom’s decide to “educate” people about GMOs.  Two lead mothers in the picture is Mae Fuimaono, a nurse, and Trisha “Mama T” Alari-Gonsalves, a chef associated with Down to Earth. None of these two women have any nutritional background but seem to feel that they can apparently teach others about nutrition about GMOs.

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Do you actually think that this is a good lecture with vetted information from a chef and a nurse?  You get what pay for with this one.  Free information to make moms scared about their food with the same old scare studies that have been debunked.  Really, is that the responsible thing to do to other parents?  Apparently, if you’re an A’ole, it is.  Sad.

If you look more at who these people are, once again you’ll find that they are not local people.

Meet Mae Fuimaono, from Kansas City, Missouri

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And Trisha Alari-Gonsalves from La Jolla, California

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Then let’s not forget the ringleader of these moms, Mitsuko Hayakawa of Los Angeles, California

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These A’ole moms think that it is just fine and dandy to scare and misinform young mothers with their so called “expertise,” of which none of them appear to have to begin with.  Remember the Andrew Wakefield scare of vaccinations that created more harm based in fraud and pseudoscience claims? Forget data, evidence, and studies and listen to the A’ole sites that don’t tout any of that.  The goal is to scare, scare, scare.  Where’s any education there?  None exists.

While they are busy at scaring people, another mother states otherwise and has some evidence to back up what she states.

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Think about it…  If organic food is so superior, why do they need to resort to this?  Because it is just a label to help sell their product and doesn’t necessarily confer any added benefits.

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You can choose to be swayed by powerful emotions based in fear to guide your decisions for your family or go with evidence based knowledge.  The choice is there already and you don’t need a label to tell you that.

Malama the A’ina, Pono Preachers: They aren’t the Rubbah Slippah Folks

After seeing numerous hate comments and nastiness among the A’ole crowd, I started asking myself as to why these folks seem to not embody the local style spirit?  Do these folks, who are demonizing farmers across our state, have any roots to plantation style culture?  To me, they do not speak or act with the rubbah slippah folks, a term coined by Richard Ha.  Let’s see who these folks really are…

Nomi Carmona of the Babes Against Biotech: Ms. No Aloha #1 from Corona, California

The leader of the Babes Against Biotech is Nomi Carmona.  She loves to speak in her Hawaiian phrases and such and says how she wants to protect the aina.  Lo and behold, her home aina is not Hawaii!  Maybe her name needs to be Nomi California!

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Jessica Mitchell aka Senator Nishihara’s “Go Back to Japan” Girl and Babes Against Biotech from Sacramento, California

Another notorious BAB is Jessica Mitchell, who made her name known across the land as the “Go Back to Japan” message to Senator Nishihara.  What would happen if someone left her a message, “Go back to California!”

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Representative Jessica Wooley “I want a label” legislator and I Love BABs from Scottsdale, Arizona

She has her roots in the local plantation style ways because she was born and raised on the plantations of Arizona and schooled in California.

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Earthjustice Attorney Paul Achitoff “GMOs are being shoved down our throats” lawyer not from Hawaii

He speaks for the local people every since he landed in Hawaii in 1990.  Definitely has his roots in local ways and ancestors from the plantations.  He’s protecting farmers too? Really?

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Jeri Di Pietro of Hawaii SEED from California

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Meet More Local Voices who Spread Hate Love To our Farmers

Here’s just a small picking of the members of the GMO Free groups in Hawaii that are on the social media.  Take a good look as to where they are from and it isn’t from our plantations.

Celeste Harvel aka “Chop Down your GMO papayas” Morro Bay, California

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Robert Bueller the “Ask Hooser A Question Plant” on Olelo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Jack Adam Weber aka “Civil Beat A’ole 10-4” from Middletown, Connecticut

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Patrick Coan of Lompoc, California

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Terrillyn West aka “Eat your GMO poisons no local would ever say that” lady

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Tek Nickerson aka “Banned from a Hawaii Biotech Page” from Cos Cob, Connecticut

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Maggie Sergio aka “Huffpo We’re Being Poisoned Writer” from New York

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Maya Wanczyk aka “Banned from Hawaii Biotech Pages” from Treasure Island, Florida

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Felicia Alongi Cowden aka A’ole GMO Radio Broadcaster from Prescott, Arizona

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James Trujillo from Santa Clara, California

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Kalalau Red aka “New Native” from Hopatacong, New Jersey

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Carolyn Fay Spector aka Dr. James Brewbaker Wanted Poster Chic from San Diego, California

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Mitsuko Hayakawa aka A’ole GMO Moms Club Ringleader from Los Angeles, California

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Kerri Petterson Marks aka GMO Free Kauai Club from Iowa City, Iowa

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Leeona Thompson aka Dylan Hooser’s Girlfriend From Texas

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Megan Fox Pittsley aka Disparage a Small Farmer’s Yelp Page Chic from Middleboro, Massachusetts

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Sarah Chi Smith aka “Banned from Pro Biotech Pages” from Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Karen Chun aka Civil Beat Cut and Paste GMO Expert from Stanford, California

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Sara Jo Thompson Irons aka “I hope you and Chuck have children with birth defects” from Fayetteville, Tennessee

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Christi A’ole GMO Demuth aka “Drink Your RoundUp” mother from California

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Robert Zelkovsky aka “I’ve been Banned from Pro GMO Hawaii fame” from New York

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Take a look at more “local” faces from the Kauai Midweek…  Where’s the descendants from the plantation workers???

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Now that you’ve seen the faces and where they are from, look at what they have said publicly to others across the social media…

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The vile comments seen here make it very obvious and clear that these people are not the rubbah slippah folks.  They can easily speak the lingo of malama the a’ina, and pono, but you can’t find a shred of it in what they say or do to farmers and others.  These people never knew what “small kid time” meant or what it means to be local.  They do not share the plantation style values of respect and coexistence that was taught back in those days.  This is a well bankrolled campaign paid for by lots of mainland monies to spread mainland values and destroy local ways.

They are not the local voices that should be heard.  Time to hear out the real local folks that know how to act and speak the true pono way…  The farmers!

Linn Stevenson: Obama and Bill Gates Eats Only Organic?

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When you start to expose misinformation being stated by politicians and call it out, this is the kind of commentary I get, courtesy of the A’oles.  Linn Stevenson, please take some time to read this link as my response to your comment.  Yes, I do eat GMOs!  Why do you think I blog about it?

Babes Against Biotech: A Lesson in Slander & Libel

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Time for some fact checking of this post.  Note that this was sent in by someone and apparently posted somewhere regarding the petition to support farmers.

If your group is going to post this, what would you think of them?  Does this perhaps look as though the group is promoting crop destruction?  Hmm…

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Learn the definition of what slander is:

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Could these comments be considered slander?

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Then take a look at what libel means:

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Now who do you think is doing the slander and being libelous?

Helen Lovell Says Biotech Farmers Have No Aloha

Just when you thought things would quiet down a bit here in Hawaii, it never fails that the no aloha folks are bursting at the seams to spew their comments again.  Meet Helen Lovell, who apparently is a nurse:

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She believes that papaya farmers deserve no aloha for using biotech to grow their crops. But how exactly does one grow “nasty garbage?”

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She apparently thinks that there is no aloha when people speak up against these activists, and that anyone who does is a troublemaker.  Of course, they only want their voices heard and not anyone else’s.

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You also know that Vandana Shiva has recently been to the islands when they borrow her terminology of “raping the land.”

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Then she goes on to say that threats made against the Mayor were made by my little corn friend, Frank n Foode…(seriously?).  I can’t quite figure out why I would need to threaten the Mayor but she has something in her mind that there is a reason for it.  They still can’t figure out that they themselves are looking bad because of the nature of their commentaries.

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Last but not least, Helen has to throw in an insult.  No surprise at all for that is the Kauai A’ole way.

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As much as these folks love to talk about them being pono and having lots of aloha, it is clear that they have no clue about it already.  Same goes for their leader, Gary Hooser and his antics.  Monkey see, monkey do.

Hooser and Bynum’s Land of No Aloha Activists!

So it has been big news that the anti-GMO Bill 2491 was vetoed by Mayor Carvalho just a few days ago.  Did you ever think that it would be peaceful, calm, and quiet?

Meet the activists of Kauai and see how they treat their leaders.

It is not a surprise that the same activists who disrespect farmers, graffiti roadways, threaten to destroy crops and equipment, and put nasty commentaries all over the social media have shown their true colors once again for all to see.  They can’t see that there are flaws in the bill that would cause significant headaches for the county to deal with based on existing statutes already in place.  One of them being the Hawaii Right to Farm Act.

Just read the commentary coming out from the Babes Against Biotech leader, Nomi Carmona.

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Then go to her Babes Against Biotech page and you’ll find many more lovely comments about the Mayor’s decision to veto the flawed law.

Let’s call the Mayor lovely names by James Kealii Kam.

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Then another one from Michael Huskey criticizing the Mayor.

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Then there is Jason Kalani who promotes the use of violence and threats to get their way.

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Don’t forget what Ricky Murray has to say about the Mayor.

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Here’s more lovingly written comments on the Hawaii News Now post about the veto by Kristin Steinkamp and Bigkine.

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Here’s another winning comment by Mahea N Umi, of course not backed up by evidence, just heresy:

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And another one from Stephanie Bogan, of course downplaying the threatening language being used as acceptable due to laws for freedom of speech:

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Then there is Rey Kamakani and his lovely quote to the mayor:

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And let’s also not forget some new comments about GMO that came out right after the veto on the Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition page.

Here’s a very nice person named Donna French who has a clear message to send to biotech supporters:

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Then there is another person named Patric Coan who has a lot to say about his plans for biotech crops:

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Then there is also the GMO reaper on Kauai:

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And yet another one from Kurtis Kunesh.

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We can’t forget that the very person who insisted on passing this law (his initials are G.H.) did not even consider preexisting statutes that would jeopardize it.  Didn’t he and the other County Council members take an oath of office, same as Mayor Carvalho?

“I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully support the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, the Constitution and laws of the State of Hawaii and the Charter and laws of the County of Kauai, and conscientiously and impartially discharge my duties as ________ of the County of Kauai.”

He continues to refuse to acknowledge that this hate is being spewed by the very activists he supports.  Its like it doesn’t exist in his eyes.  He just continually incites the A’oles with the same information not even bothering to actually state the facts to them about the existing statutes and legal issues.  Could this be a way of keeping people in the dark, just like the tactics of Babes Against Biotech and Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition?

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His son unfortunately is no different in that he didn’t even bother to read the attorney general’s opinion on the law or even consider the fact that it was flawed to begin with.  Which politician is adhering to their oath of office to uphold the laws of the state, federal, and county?  It’s the mayor.  But these folks are now ticked off and don’t care how they express it.

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Many activists feel that it is their “right” to act the way they want because they are unhappy. But do they indeed have the evidence and data to support what they are saying?  No, never, and all that is evident are hateful comments like these, with no basis in truth or fact.  These are indeed the faces of the anti-GMO movement here in Kauai but many news articles state otherwise that they do not represent the movement.  Are you kidding?

Look in the mirror and see if you’d like others to remember you that way, captured on the social media forever.  Is there room for yelling, threats of riots and violence in law making? Of course, I’d probably get a comment here saying once again that there is no aloha on my point of view.  Really?  Everything is justified and it doesn’t matter how its done?  Remember, that if you are posting threats, say rotten stuff, calling that there is no aloha, stop posting and doing stuff that is reflective of that.  Then there would be nothing to write about on this blog.  It is hopeful, but not likely at this point.