Hawaii is our aina (land) of which we are an integral part. It doesn't matter if we are white, brown, black, yellow, or whatever. We defend and protect our aina and do not let outsiders take our islands' special and unique qualities and destroy them on a mass wholesale basis.
We, the citizens of Hawaii and every other State in the U.S., own our resources and pay our government representatives' salaries to represent and defend the interests of the PEOPLE without undue influence of corrupt, anti-social, multi-conglomerate corporations.
Monsanto is of this ilk and has committed many criminal and unethical crimes against humans. The latest, somewhat successful plan, in the idea of promoting GMO fake science and lies, has had masses of people buying into that fairy tale since the end of the Viet Nam war. All this is designed to take control of the food supply of the future for all of humanity. Behind this plan is the basic desire to weed out locally based, organically grown, food supplies by humble, small family farmers.
We have known for sometime that two highly substantiated scientifically investigated reports, absolutely verifying Monsanto's prior knowledge, which was withheld, that Roundup, with their active ingredient glyphosate, creates mass illness, birth defects, cancers, embryonic deaths, lung, kidney, heart and skeletal malformations, mouth and eye abnormalities, endocrine disruption, reproductive disruption, irreversible liver damage, DNA damage, neurotoxic effects, and salivary gland lesions, at any level of exposure.
Monsanto's response to this was complete denial in the form of "scientific" reports prepared by the scientists on their payroll. Despite this report to the contrary, birth defects at increasingly alarming rates have been seen in South and Central America by the insistent use of the glyphosate-ridden Roundup pesticide. This pesticide, which was poured out adjacent to homes, villages, livestock, water sources and children is not enough. Now it's the feeding, worldwide, of livestock and poultry GMO animal feeds, again absorbing lethal amounts of glyphosate, which is then consumed by an unsuspecting public.
Now, many years later, poorly educated farmers who were tricked both by Monsanto and their corrupt bought off governments were lied to and subjected to false information on the safety of GMO and glyphosate and allowed the drenching of GMO crops with the poison that in turn is now, many years later, loading up all forms of biological life forms and causing death and despair among poor illiterate farmers around the world. The Monsanto trickle-down effect on a world of farmers causes over 20,000 Indian farmers, with extended families, to commit suicide every year.
Now is the time to place responsibility on our elected officials to begin a moratorium action to stop the sale of, and use in Hawaii and every other State, of any product containing the poison glyphosate and investigate Monsanto operations in the U.S. We must require the various Health Departments to begin testing for contamination immediately to detect the amount of glyphosate in the ground and water, be it fresh or ocean. In addition, all farm workers and citizens within farm zones must be tested as well.
Picture this: look where you live. Say you live on a flat land and above you on mountains and hills are homes. If all those upper residences spray their lawns, etc. with Roundup, where does it go with the wind and rain? Wouldn't it go downhill where you live? And when it goes into the ground and hits the underground waterways and makes its way down the lakes, rivers and streams to the ocean, wouldn't it pollute the flora, the fish and the reefs? And when the little fish eat the contaminated flora and the bigger fish eat them, what do the people get and in what quantities when they eat the bigger fish?
In Hawaii, I have contacted TV reporters and our Governor. They seem excited and motivated yet nothing happens. Fear? Perhaps. Protecting advertising dollars? Most likely. The fact that our Governor took $1,000.00 from Monsanto as a campaign contribution? Absolutely! When I was a kid I was taught that we lived in government of, by, and for the people NOT the corporation. If we can elect these alleged representatives of us, then we the people can de-elect them as well.
If we can achieve success in one State others will follow in a heartbeat until this insidious pesticide, just as horrific as DDT is, can be banned. Not to worry though, these purveyors of death will, if their pesticide is banned in the U.S., send it the third world countries like the Philippines, Mexico, Viet Nam, Taiwan, China, Korea, etc. and have it come back to us in the products that they grow and ship to us. This is why you must only eat that which is labeled "organic" or "non-GMO".
After the Viet Nam war Monsanto was faced with a dilemma: what to do with all the left over Agent Orange?
Their solution was to create a "household" product with a friendly name. This is how RoundUp Ready was born. When the chemtrails get added to the mix dropping aluminum, barium and strontium on the crops, trees and people, it is interesting to note that Monsanto has a patent pending on aluminum resistant seeds.
The Hawaii pesticide law, which I am sure is similar to the pesticide law in all States says, and I'm picking and choosing the salient parts:
"If the claims, representations, or other statements on the label are false or misleading; or the proposed use would result in unreasonable adverse effects on the environment, to protect the health and environment, the department may, after hearing, cancel the license of a pesticide. This cancellation shall be made after the department has determined that the continued use of the pesticide would result in unreasonable adverse effects on the environment. If the department determines that action is necessary to prevent an imminent hazard during the time required for cancellation proceedings, the department may suspend the license of a pesticide immediately. The suspension order shall be in effect until the department issues its final order either cancelling or denying the cancellation of the license".
It further states:
"Notwithstanding any law, rule or executive order to the contrary, the chairperson or the Board of Agriculture (the guy who was paid $20,000 by Monsanto), in consultation with the advisory committee on pesticides and also with the approval of the Director of Health, shall suspend, cancel, or restrict the use of certain pesticides or specific uses of certain pesticides when the usage is determined to have unreasonable adverse effects on the environment. In addition to other circumstances, which may require a determination as to whether unreasonable adverse effects exist, a determination shall be made, when residues of the pesticides are detected in the drinking water".
Even though the EPA (Environmental Pollution Agency) has given RoundUp its OK and will issue a report in 2015, the States have precedence over the EPA and can ban an EPA approved pesticide.
We, the people of Hawaii will be indebted to you for your help. Oh yeah, if in the future you see a product on the shelf in you local super market called "Soylent Green" do not be surprised if the manufacturer is Monsanto. And don't forget, if it doesn't say "organic" or "non-GMO" don't buy it.
Mahalo and aloha!
About the author:
I have been doing a weekly radio show in Honolulu since 1981 called "Health Talk". In 2007 I was "forced" to get a Masters degree in Nutrition because of all the doctors that would call in asking for my credentials. They do not call in anymore. Going to www.healthtalkhawaii.com enables you, among other things, to listen to the shows. I am an activist. In addition to espousing an organic vegan diet for optimum health, I am strongly opposed to GMOs, vaccines, processed foods, MSG, aspartame, fluoridation and everything else that the pimps (Big Pharma, Monsanto and the large food companies) and the hookers (the doctors, the government agencies, the public health officials, and the mainstream media) thrust upon us, the tricks.
After being vaccinated with the MMR vaccine as a toddler I developed asthma. After taking the organic sulfur crystals (they are harvested from the pine trees in Louisiana) in November of 2008 for 10 days my asthma reversed and has not come back over 2 years later, 5 cases, so far, of autism have been reversed, as has cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, joint pain, gum disease, sexual activity, heavy metal and radiation elimination, parasite elimination, free radicals elimination, faster athletic recovery time, increased blood circulation, reduces inflammation, resistance to getting the flu, reduction of wrinkles, allergy reduction, reduced PMS and monthly period pain, and so much more. You can find out more about this incredible nutrient also on my website - www.healthtalkhawaii.com - Products and Services.
I am 72. I have been a vegetarian for 36 years and a vegan for 21. I have no illnesses and take no meds. I play basketball 2 hours a week, am in 2 softball leagues, racewalk, body surf, do stand-up paddling, do weight workouts and teach women's self defense classes based upon 25 years of Wing Chun training.
My firm belief - if it had a face and a mother or if man made it, don't eat it.