Sep
26

Occupy Monsanto Courtesy of @karahunt35

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Sep
23

Dr. Aryeh Cohen and Shaul Magid Interview

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  Dr. Aryeh Cohen and Shaul Magid -  are two brilliant Jewish scholars who bring their own perspectives on the issues surrounding the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. Roseanne has her own take on the visions they present, and it's a fresh one that may surprise you. At the front of the show there's an interesting and amusing call from Craig, one of Roseanne and Johnny's fav listeners, and the chat that ensues is warm and funny. None of the folks here are household names, but it's an engaging and compelling hour.     … [Read more...]

Aug
02

MONSANTO MANIPULATES WORKING CLASS FAMILIES by Roseanne

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  Monsanto manipulates working class family farmers to help fuel its anti-family farming agenda. It’s a new low for Monsanto. I speak for many when I say the people of Hawaii will come to the aid of small farmers who stop growing GMO papaya, and join the fight to keep the multi-billion dollar GMO industry from poisoning future generations and their farmlands. Doublespeak biotech claims about GMO papaya allegedly saving the industry deserve clarification. Debate rages all over the earth as to whether the cure came before or after the disease. All of science (except Monsanto) says the opposite of what Monsanto’s paid scientists say, namely: There was NO ringspot virus in Puna (since 1978) until AFTER Dr. Dennis Gonsalves began open air field testing of GMO papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) resistant papaya in Hawaii in 1991. Yet, I grow non-GMO organic papayas! How is that possible without GMO? I got no viruses-but if Monsanto seeds blew into my yard, my guess is that my papaya would get sick with a ‘cold’. I’m not here as a “Hollywood Rich Person”. I’m here because I want to grow good food for my grandkids and yours. The GMO papaya’s a false savior for a problem which didn’t exist until its own unregulated TESTING of a papaya virus- here in the Hawaiian proving grounds for GMO, and ROUND UP, Agent orange and other Monsanto chemical weapons. The outbreak might not have been caused by deliberate means, but, undoubtably, it did fuel the first commercial GMO … [Read more...]

Jul
28

ATTN Hawaii Island Residents Important Meeting 7-30-13 9am Kona

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July 26th 2013 Newsletter from Margaret Wille Councilmember, District 9 County Council Aloha Kakou and Hauoli Makahiki Hou District 9 Constituents and Friends Council Meetings and Other upcoming Events: GMO Bill #79 introduced by Margaret Wille will be deliberated by the Committee on Public Safety and Mass Transit on Tuesday July 30th at 9:00 am in Kona at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center Communication 271.703 is the proposed Bill 79 Draft 2- that would restrict the cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms crops This is the only matter that will be discussed on July 30th. Public testimony will not be heard as this is the continuation of the July 2nd and July 3rd meetings at which over 250 individuals testified (over 500 signed up to testify, but many were not able to wait a day or more to be heard) I encourage you to attend the meeting to observe the discussion either in person at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center or via video conference from Hilo, Waimea, Pahoa or Ka’u. Call my office if you have questions. After the Council completes its deliberation, a final Committee level vote will be taken. If a majority of the Council Members approve the bill, along with any amendments, the bill will be referred to the Council with a positive recommendation. If the Bill along with any amendments receives less than a majority vote, the legislation will pass to the Council with a negative recommendation. It is vital that we as an island community make a decision at … [Read more...]

Jul
01

Email before Noon TODAY in Hawaii!! NO GMO’s!!!

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  Aloha Hawaii I am Roseanne Barr and I am here to help wake you up about GMOs and genetic modification in time to help protect Hawaii island on July 2nd! The Hawaii County Council will hear BILL 79 to prohibit GMOs on July 2nd. Please, pay attention, submit written testimony and come testify in person! Tell the Council to say yes to Bill 79 and ban GMOs! Come to the Kona Council Chambers by 9:00 AM in the West Hawaii Civic Center and wear green to show your support for the bill! Genetically Modified Organisms or GMOs are in our food supply even though they are banned in more than thirty countries due to health and environmental biohazards. The consumption of GMO food has been linked to cancer, reproductive failure, kidney and liver damage in animal studies. With more than 85% of processed food containing engineered GMOs, we are the human lab rats! I like my food to be real, organic, without other species’ DNA and toxins engineered into it, thank you very much. Genetic modification involves a group of technologies being used to change the genetic makeup of cells and force different species across natural boundaries in laboratories. Open air GMO crops contaminate the DNA of natural agriculture and already other countries have begun rejecting US imports because of GMO contamination. If we want to preserve the real seeds, pure agriculture and endangered species of Hawaii, we need to stop GMOs. I came here to grow organic macadamia nuts because I love Hawaii and … [Read more...]