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Williams reports: "The impacts of chemical testing and GMOs are immediate - and, in the long-term, could prove deadly. In Hawaii, Monsanto and other biotech corporations have sprayed over 70 different chemicals during field tests of genetically engineered crops, more chemical testing than in any other place in the world."

An activist protesting Monsanto. (photo: GMO-Free Maui)
An activist protesting Monsanto. (photo: GMO-Free Maui)

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+33 # Walter J Smith 2013-04-11 08:54
Too bad the photo caption was partially cut out.

And kudos to the Hawaiians!

We should all join this dance and protest, and push GMO producers off the globe. There is no place in decent society for that health-destroyi ng, environment-des troying, criminal behavior.

And then remember at the next election that only Democrats and Republicans vote for that crap. And stop voting for them!
 
 
+14 # da gaf 2013-04-11 09:45
THESE S.O.B. CORPORATIONS-MO NSANTO SYNGENTA,DOW AGRO SCIENCES,DUPONT PIONEER AND BASF SHOULD ALL BE SHUT DOWN AND THE COCKROACHES CEOS'- DRESSED UP TO LOOK LIKE HUMANS- SHOULD DO BIG TIME PRISON FOR LIFE- THEY ARE VERY VERY EVIL.
 
 
+17 # reiverpacific 2013-04-11 10:17
I love Hawaii! My wife worked there for many years, speaks the language a bit and has taken me to the "real" Islands -what is left of them.
I have a hard time identifying the Islands with mainland US, in spite of the fast food and heavy military incursions. Some areas of downtown Honolulu seem more like parts of a large S.E. Asian city.
The natives -as the article mentions- are very much like the original inhabitants of the mainland; the Ahupua’a system is very much like the "MetakuyeOyasin " (All my relations) attitude of stewardship of the land and earth, which the Wasichu or Haowlés just couldn't grasp but found ways of destroying, corrupting and exploiting.
The bloody Mormons are another plague on Hawaii and many other Pacific Island nations with their missionaries in black suits and white shirts sweating in the tropical sun, and their grimly humorless, blank, granite temples looking absolutely out of place, even taking over some towns like Laiea on Oahu's North Shore -no liquor in the stores but missionary gear on sale in a special area.
Dole appears to have monopolized the pineapple industry; wonder if Monsanto are collaborating with them also.
Not to mention the chemical treatment of the many golf courses in a climate ideally suited to culling and recycling moisture runoff and natural treatments.
But chemicals are easier and of course, profitable.
So "Paradise" is no longer paradise.
I'm glad to see the people working on taking their land back. Independence?
 
 
+5 # Majikman 2013-04-11 14:34
On my first visit to Hawaii back in the early 80's, my hostess took me to the "Polynesian Culture Center" (run my the Mormons) thinking I would enjoy it. I left there in the foulest of moods, not just because of the blatant fakery and prudery but also because I couldn't even get a dam cup of coffee from the sanctimonious sons of bitches.
 
 
+7 # reiverpacific 2013-04-11 19:43
Quoting Majikman:
On my first visit to Hawaii back in the early 80's, my hostess took me to the "Polynesian Culture Center" (run my the Mormons) thinking I would enjoy it. I left there in the foulest of moods, not just because of the blatant fakery and prudery but also because I couldn't even get a dam cup of coffee from the sanctimonious sons of bitches.

Yeah; that's in Laiea and I wished I'd had a rocket-launcher to send one up the long driveway to their granite church -and I hate guns and unnecessary violence- but these bastards are beyond the pale.
They infest the entire interconnected Pacific Islands and their ancient, beautiful Earth-mother-ba sed cultures, especially the huge ocean distances they traveled in outriggers guided by sacred stars ( As in "Okuleha, Star of Gladness").
Give 'em a good, in their faces "Hakka"!
 
 
+16 # DPM 2013-04-11 10:27
Change our government! No more Republicans! No more Democrats! Vote for individuals, not parties.
 
 
-34 # scienceisgoodman 2013-04-11 11:27
"Monsanto has driven thousands of farmers in India to take their own lives, often by drinking chemical insecticide, after the high cost of the company’s seeds forced them into unpayable debt."
That is patently false. I really don't know what "articles" like this hope to accomplish, other than feed the obviously warped egos of the authors. I find this activity, bordering on inciting anarchy, to be reprehensible, demonstrating a lower level of intellect than I would expect from the American populace. Come on, people, at least try to gain some understanding of the science involved before you take your torches and pitchforks and head for the castle.
 
 
+13 # Jaysson Brae 2013-04-11 17:47
@scienceisgoodman-



The mainstream news media that report (whether true or not) about the suicidal farmers in India, are the same media that also report (whether true or not) about the validity of Monsanto's safety tests of GMO's.

Public opposition to GMO's in no small measure reflects a growing -- and entirely justified-- distrust of corporate behavior/motive s/'science' -- based on the numerous, past pseudo-scientif ic lies that have been told to the US public about the 'safety' of both corporate products and profit agendas; --lies that are usually also dutifully re-mouthed by the US corporate news media and by the US's corporate-domin ated government oversight agencies.

Whereas what came to be the proven lies of 'cigarette science' generally only affected those who freely chose to consumed tobacco products, the possible lies of corporate GMO science will surely affect EVERYONE who eats industrial food and or it's admixtures.

How can you be so glib and condescending toward Americans' concerns about GMO's, here, when it is clear that the underlying problem is a corporate-CAUSE D Legitimation Crisis about the veracity of 'corporate science'..?
Not about the honest, rational scientific method itself, but about sociopathic corporate profit mongers' frequent twisting and manipulating of the legitimate scientific method?

You may be an honest, earnest scientist, for all I know -- but you're not much of an epistemologist or honest social psychologist.
 
 
+5 # keenon the truth 2013-04-11 18:06
@scienceisgoodman

'That is patently false'Oh yes? What fairy stories have YOU been reading?
 
 
+10 # reiverpacific 2013-04-11 19:35
Quoting scienceisgoodman:
"Monsanto has driven thousands of farmers in India to take their own lives, often by drinking chemical insecticide, after the high cost of the company’s seeds forced them into unpayable debt."
That is patently false. I really don't know what "articles" like this hope to accomplish, other than feed the obviously warped egos of the authors. I find this activity, bordering on inciting anarchy, to be reprehensible, demonstrating a lower level of intellect than I would expect from the American populace. Come on, people, at least try to gain some understanding of the science involved before you take your torches and pitchforks and head for the castle.

Fink!
Show us YOUR rationale for denial of destruction and patenting of natural seeds and plantings indigenous to cultures for millennia.
It's so well documented I'm not even going to START with the thousands of sources. I've seen some of it up front and intimately and PERSONALLY been sprayed by a crop duster of Chiquita Banana's (formerly United Fruit, who arms death squads in S. and Central America) in Ecuador just 'cause I was in the wapath in my jeep.
And Monsanto is a lot worse that that! It's an army of lawyers and scientists pushing a corporate takeover of our very sources of life.
Now let's hear some VERIFIABLE and clear contrapuntal argument.
Science has both positive and negative uses; Monsanto is the living proof of how negative it can be, reinforced by bent "Lawmakers"!
 
 
-10 # scienceisgoodman 2013-04-11 20:26
"PERSONALLY been sprayed by a crop duster"

Well, that would explain some of it.....
 
 
+4 # DRPJJ 2013-04-12 22:38
As a Gerontologist, the science of life from birth through death is a fundamental concern to me Monsanto wrote the legislation giving them carte blanc to do what they will without oversight or sanctions. They're the ones that WANT TO ADD TO THEIR BOTTOM LINE AND DON'T CARE WHAT IT DOES TO THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT and food supply. Suing farmers because their "patented seed" had drifted into adjacent farmlands, instead of farmers suing because that GM seed is killing off that naturally grown is just wrong. Milk having aspartame (poison) added, without any labeling, meat having additives that are causing our children to go through puberty earlier and earlier, are just a couple of "science gone wrong" issues. Moral turpitude abounds, but corporate bottom lines grow exponentially, and our nation is dying because of it.
 
 
+3 # DRPJJ 2013-04-13 07:01
As a Gerontologist, the science of life from birth through death is a fundamental concern to me. Monsanto wrote the legislation giving them carte blanc to do what they will without oversight or sanctions. They're the ones that WANT TO ADD TO THEIR BOTTOM LINE AND DON'T CARE WHAT IT DOES TO THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT and food supply. Suing farmers because their "patented seed" had drifted into adjacent farmlands, instead of farmers suing because that GM seed is killing off that naturally grown, is just wrong. Milk having aspartame (poison) added, without any labeling, meat having hormone additives that are causing our children to go through puberty earlier and earlier, are just a couple of "science gone wrong" issues. Moral turpitude abounds, but corporate bottom lines grow exponentially, and our nation is dying because of that greed, not the betterment of mankind. Until you can show otherwise, better adjust your thinking that all science is "good."
 
 
+9 # Virginia 2013-04-11 17:29
If you saw the number of high ranking Hawaii politicians taking donations from Monsanto it would make you sick. The President of the state Legislature even appointed a Monsanto executive to the state water commission selection committee. How utterly convenient?!
 
 
+2 # da gaf 2013-04-11 21:25
oh yeah science is so good to the human race that they created many many dangerous weapons and nuclear monster bombs in the thousands that can quickly destroy this green planet--science is mainly controlled by the government-and large corporations- the scientist are just slaves being used for the goals of these criminals and what good have they done for the AMA--THEY produce chemicals very deadly to treat cancer- like mustard gas-in chemotherapy- most of science works for the negative side of taking care of mother nature this beautiful green planet- these idiots are rapidly destroying our earth and all life forms.
 
 
+9 # RnR 2013-04-12 06:19
The very system that supports capitalism will have to support the rise of the conscience-less , ethically void populations - how else can you amass a fortune? Monsanto is totally devoid of anything resembling humanity, it exists to destroy anything in its path. It's a living grade B horror movie.
 

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