Hawaii news, articles and information:

University of Hawaii attacks Guatemalan professor for speaking out about GMOs

6/23/2015 - Isn't freedom of speech a wonderful thing? The ability to say what's on your mind and freely express yourself is incredible, unless you're Hector Valenzuela, a professor at the University of Hawaii's (UH) College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. He's worked there for more than 20 years but...

Hawaii House committee passes buffer zone bill to protect children from agricultural chemicals

3/6/2015 - According to the biotech industry's front group on the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association (HCIA), "Hawaii has been the gateway for the future of worldwide agriculture through the efforts of our local seed industry. Virtually all of the products that our member companies sell spend...

Monsanto and Dow raise $8 million to strip away Hawaiian locals' right to ban destructive GMO farming

11/2/2014 - A pair of agri-giants has raised millions of dollars in a bid to prevent Hawaiian farmers and residents from eliminating the growth of genetically modified crops in the state. According to a local news website, Honolulu Civil Beat (HCB), Monsanto and Dow -- two of the world's largest biotech and...

Biotech firms sue local Hawaii government for protecting citizens and environment from GMOs

8/15/2014 - Organizations in Hawaii are attempting to block efforts by biotech firms to roll back regulations on GMO crops. In early August, a coalition of local farmers and environmental groups filed a motion in court to intervene in a lawsuit aimed at overturning a Hawaii County ordinance that imposes a moratorium...

Biotech, chemical conglomerates retaliate against the people of Hawaii for daring to restrict GMO field experiments

6/12/2014 12:25:44 PM - The state of Hawaii has become the new battleground in the controversy regarding GMO crops and pesticides, according to a watchdog organization that monitors the industry. With the crop seed industry -- conventional as well as genetically modified crops -- reaping some $146.3 million a year in sales...

Maui citizens' group launches petition to suspend GMO production

3/10/2014 - Hawaii may become the first whole state in the United States to totally ban genetically modified (GM) crop and seed production island by island. First, the island of Kauai, one of Hawaii's major islands lying northwest of the Big Island, passed a resolution that at least restricts biotech industries'...

Imminent victory: Hawaiian island about to ban GMO crops

10/13/2013 - Two major victories against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are about to be achieved in Hawaii, where citizens and city council members have stepped up their game in opposition to open-air cultivations of GMO crops. According to The New York Times (NYT), the legislative committees of the "Big...

Down with GMOs

6/15/2013 - Recently, In one of Hawaii's only newspapers that is for the people and free, The Honolulu Weekly, an article written by Tiffany Hervey put the GMO issue in an incredible, proper perspective. The problem is that before any change can take place, we have to somehow negate the efforts of Monsanto's "hooker"...

The power to the people has begun

6/8/2013 - When we talk about "power to the people", the thought of a revolution comes to mind. When we think of a revolution we think of the masses in the streets carrying weapons of all sorts going up against corrupt government officials and agencies. It makes for a good movie but for a reality disaster. But...

More medical / insurance corruption in Hawaii (opinion)

5/23/2012 2:05:45 PM - We all know that medical doctors are in fantasyland when they wear their white coats always hoping they would somehow sprout a halo or radiate some transcendental effulgence to make the process complete. Unfortunately, we also know that when they come out of medical school, where Big Pharma funds...

Hawaii wants GMO foods labeled (opinion)

4/22/2012 2:36:58 PM - For years Monsanto has infiltrated our islands because of our year round planting and growing cycle. Unfortunately, what they are planting and growing is detrimental to the health of anyone that consumes it. Because of Monsanto's financial power, they succeed in "buying" state and federal politicians...

More Hawaii medical and resistance tidbits (opinion)

4/19/2012 12:10:00 AM - Another Hawaii doctor, this time a shrink, bit the dust. It seems that a prominent psychiatrist is facing charges that he improperly prescribed large quantities of powerful pain meds and other drugs to undercover law enforcement officers for nearly two years. A federal grand jury returned an indictment...

Pink Slime in Hawaii (satire opinion)

3/18/2012 1:02:07 PM - Most of us know, following a wave of Internet anger about the use of the "pink slime" filler in school lunch hamburgers, that the US Department of A-holes insists that the product is safe. But first, let's see what it is. It is very low-cost ground beef filler made up of the leftover, fatty bits...

Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition calls for massive protest against GMOs on February 21

2/3/2012 - The following is an official announcement from the Hawaii GMO Justice Coalition. We share it here on NaturalNews as a call for your support. All NaturalNews readers in Hawaii are called upon to join in this protest and show the world that Hawaiians will not tolerate their sacred islands being used as...

Hawaii police state? Government may track all website visits by residents

1/26/2012 3:29:04 PM - It is becoming increasingly obvious, and highly embarrassing, that many members of the US Congress have absolutely no idea what the Constitution says, or how the justice system works. Rep. John Mizuno (D-Hawaii) recently introduced a bill that intends to keep a log of every website visited by every...

How To Take Down A Giant Part 6 (Opinion)

11/29/2011 11:22:19 PM - As this movie's plot begins to unfold more and more, Hawaii's Attorney General appears to be pushing back into a corner more and more. I am confident that before long that corner will be so tight that they will have no where to go. So, I received a reply to my last letter. It was dated November 15th....

APEC had no aloha spirit (opinion)

11/18/2011 2:17:18 AM - Oahu residents were groaning under the impact of the Asia-pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference. Parks and beaches were inaccessible or closed, roads were blocked unexpectedly and even the freeway shut down. Waikiki was under martial law conditions, with concrete barricades, car searches,...

A unique Thanksgiving (Opinion)

11/16/2011 11:15:56 PM - In Hawaii, there is a very significant word. That word is Makahiki. The definition of makahiki is as follows: "A period of several months, which was celebrated each fall (Nov - Feb) in ancient Hawaii with athletic contests, religious rites, and payments of tribute to chiefs and during which all...

How to take down a giant - part 5 (opinion)

10/30/2011 7:10:48 PM - Frustration must be my middle name. Failing to get our Hawaii genetically modified politicians to do something about GMOs and Roundup, I figured that our Attorney General would do something. So, I wrote him a letter and sent him all sorts of stuff. In keeping with the adage that "one picture is worth...

Millions of tons of Fukushima debris expected to soon wash up on Hawaii beaches, western US coastline

10/26/2011 - The 9.0+ mega earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan back in March caused millions of tons of debris to wash into the Pacific Ocean. And for the first time, some of that debris has been spotted drifting between Russia and Hawaii, where officials expect it to hit Hawaiian shores much sooner than their...

How To Take Down A Giant (Opinion)

7/20/2011 9:27:54 PM - Before getting into the crux of this update, something first needs to be said. While I may be speaking about Hawaii, please understand that this not only applies to Hawaii but every place where YOU live. Hawaii is our aina (land) of which we are an integral part. It doesn't matter if we are white,...

NaturalNews connects readers with premium astaxanthin and spirulina at unheard-of discount prices

3/17/2010 - As many NaturalNews readers already know, I've been a strong advocate of the amazing super-antioxidant nutrient astaxanthin for several years. And the source I have consistently recommended is Nutrex Hawaii, the name brand of the Cyanotech corporation based on the Big Island of Hawaii. Today, thanks...

Hawaiian Doctor Kills Anti-Aspartame Bill, Condemning Hawaiian Children to Drink Neurotoxic Sweetener

2/20/2008 - In a move that surprised no one, the bill to consider the banning of aspartame in Hawaii was crushed by Chairman Josh Green, M.D., who deferred the initiative, denying the Hawaiian legislature the ability to vote on the measure (while condemning Hawaiian children to drinking and eating yet more of this...

Hawaii Aspartame Bill Update: Lobbyists Crushing Consumer Protection Law to Ban Nutrasweet

2/20/2008 - Consumer Protection efforts to ban Aspartame/Methanol/Formaldehyde as an artificial sweetener in Hawaii have run into curious tactics by lobbyists compounded by indifference and inertia on the part of the key legislators. The House Bill was "deferred" on the last day it could be properly heard and voted...

Bomb Drops on Big Island a Public Health Concern for Hawaiians

2/12/2008 - In a recent press release, a Hawaiian peace group, Malu Aina ("Land of Peace") www.malu-aina.org issued a public statement on the bombings of a military training area on the Big Island of Hawaii. The monthly exercises involve United States Air Force B-2 stealth aircraft dropping bombs on the Pohakuloa...

Hawaiian macadamia nut farmers face economic devastation due to false labeling of imported mac nuts as "Hawaiian"

4/23/2007 - Macadamia nuts are one of my favorite foods for providing health-enhancing oils. They're rich in monounsaturated fats and contain many other phytonutrients that contribute to human health. I think that eating handful of macadamia nuts a day is a great way to control blood sugar, satiate your appetite...

An inside look at spirulina production: an exclusive interview with Dr. Gerry Cysewski, CEO of Cyanotech Corporation

10/25/2004 - Mike: For our readers who may not be familiar with microalgae and spirulina, can you give a brief overview of what we're talking about, and about what role your company plays in the industry? Gerry: Okay, well first of all, I'd like to point out that Cyanotech, the name comes from cyanobacteria or...

Spirulina: trace minerals content, consumer tastes, and green foods

10/25/2004 - Mike: You mention that trace minerals are part of the food you provide to the spirulina cultures. Are these the same trace minerals that are found in ocean water, then, and how much are absorbed by the spirulina? Gerry: Well, we actually use something very unique which I don't think is duplicated...

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