About the Kaua’i Farming and Jobs Coalition
Kaua’i Farming and Jobs Coalition is an issue-based organization committed to a fair and honest assessment of matters that involve our farms and farm communities. It serves as a resource for accurate, balanced information about our agricultural community and how it works on our island. It also seeks out and presents answers on issues raised in our public discourse. The coalition represents a wide range of individuals and organizations in our community.

Musings: Reflections

I was in New York City when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that the state and federal governments have authority over pesticides and GMO crops in Hawaii.  I raced back to my hotel room and cranked out a blog post, glad that the antis had been smacked down. Then I resumed walking, wondering […]

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County can’t regulate pesticides

LIHUE — Hawaii counties and cities don’t have the authority to regulate genetically engineered crops and pesticide use, according to a decision handed down Friday from the U.S. Court of Appeals. That power is in the hands of the state, at least when it comes to commercial GE crops, according to the ruling. Circuit Judge […]

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How GMOs Help Us Reduce Food Waste & Its Environmental Impact

Producing enough food to meet the needs of a growing global population, while limiting our impact on the environment is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges of our time. Reducing food loss and waste is and will continue to be a critical part of the solution.   Today, we produce more than enough food to feed everyone […]

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10 Bullsh*t Arguments Against GMOs

According to the internet, GMOs are responsible for a lot of problems. You’ve heard that they cause almost everything, including weight gain, acne, allergies, eczema, asthma, and maybe even cancer. They’re killing the bees, the butterflies … And I’m hearing they’re also responsible for dementors, wingardium leviosa, and Voldemort. They’re the reason that jerk from Tinder ghosted you. And of course, they’re at least […]

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Musings: The Right to Choose

The recent New York Times article claiming GMOs haven’t delivered on the promise of reduced pesticide use and greater yields is notable both for what it asserts, and what it leaves out. For starters, reporter Danny Hakim unequivocably states: Fears about the harmful effects of eating G.M. foods have proved to be largely without scientific […]

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