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.

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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GMO phobic? The real Frankenfoods might surprise you

Opponents of GMOs have been unceasing in their campaign to vilify genetically modified foods by describing them as “Frankenfoods,” thus implying they are not natural and are potentially harmful. “The practice of introducing new DNA and chemicals to seeds or animals (Aqua Advantage has developed a GMO fish) is similar to how Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein […]

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Fear Sells, Why You Shouldn’t Buy It When It Comes to GMOs

While riding a roller coaster with my daughter at Six Flags this summer, I was reminded of one constant as she screamed for more. Fear sells, even the illusion of fear. As a father I can hold her hand to remind her how safe she is. As she grows older I won’t always be there […]

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7 Myths About GMOs You’ve Probably Heard

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are widely used in a number of ways in biological research, medicine, and agriculture. This article, however, is going to stick to how the technology pertains to food. GMO crops are fruits and vegetables that have had their genomes tweaked in order to make a more desirable result. This could mean […]

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Stop Bashing GMO Foods, More Than 100 Nobel Laureates Say

More than 100 Nobel laureates have a message for Greenpeace: Quit the G.M.O.-bashing. Genetically modified organisms and foods are a safe way to meet the demands of a ballooning global population, the 109 laureates wrote in a letter posted online and officially unveiled at a news conference on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Opponents, they say, […]

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Stop worrying about GMOs; it’s that organic granola bar that could make you sick

Karma can be so cruel. Just think how many times anti-GMO activists have protested against the imaginary risks of food that has been genetically modified. Now a favorite snack of those same protesters, the sacred granola bar, has been found to pose an actual health risk. Anti-genetic engineering campaigns are among the activities bankrolled by […]

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