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.

Seed industry helps Hawaii agriculture, and economy, grow

Few industries have played as pivotal a role in Hawaii’s history as agriculture. From the days of pineapple and sugarcane, to the modern cultivation of coffee, macadamia nuts and even wine, agriculture has shaped Hawaii’s politics, its economic foundation and its demographics. Today, Hawaii is again at the forefront of modern agriculture, in particular the […]

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GMO food is safe says Greenpeace co-founder

FARGO, N.D. — The critics say GMO food is dangerous. But the critics are wrong, said a self-described “reformed environmentalist.” “There’s nothing there to be afraid of,” said Patrick Moore, with EcoSense Environmental. Moore spoke Monday at the first day of the Agricultural Bioscience International Conference at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D. The three-day event, […]

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Economist explains how seed industry is state’s leading agricultural money maker

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -From Becker Communications With the decline of pineapple and sugar production in Hawaii, the local seed industry is now the state’s leading agricultural activity and agricultural export. The seed industry has been in the public spotlight recently with the debate A new economic report, entitled “Fifty Years of Corn Seed in the Fiftieth […]

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When industrial-scale farming is the sustainable path

Justin Knopf farms 4,500 acres in central Kansas, producing wheat, soy, sorghum and alfalfa for national and global markets, using synthetic pesticides, fertilizer and GMOs. In some quarters, those facts would suffice to condemn him as a villain of “Big Ag.” But Justin is a conservation hero, showing the way to restore soils and biodiversity, […]

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Studies show safety of GMOs

In the June 3 Capital Press, the writer of a guest comment column criticized a May 20 Associated Press story printed in the Capital Press concerning the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicines report entitled “Genetically Engineered Crops, Experiences and Prospects.” The Academy’s major goal was “to make available to the public, to researchers […]

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