Tiffany Christine Woodard

Stop poisoning our soil. Stop killing our soil. Stop TESTING your chemicals in HAWAII and around the WORLD. Humans have the right to KNOW WHAT IS IN THEIR FOOD.

Tiffany Christine Woodard
Tiffany Christine Woodard
  • Tiffany Christine Woodard

We are tired of Hawaii being the testing grounds for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), and them dumping pesticides on our food supply, and our children breathing in the dust from those pesticides (Round Up). Your signature here is also a pledge NOT to support any political representative that takes political contributions from a GMO company, and NOT to support any political representative that votes in favor of GMO companies or votes against GMO labeling. People have a right to know what they are eating.

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno
  • Tiffany Christine Woodard

Do you even understand what a GMO is? It has nothing to do with spraying chemicals. The correct thing to be afraid of is alergy concerns due to splicing. I agree that they should be labled, but you guys are doing it for made up fear based reasons. Almost all of the papays grown in hawaii are GMOs and have been since the 1990s. GMO technology saved the 11 million dollar papaya production industry in hawaii.

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno
  • Tiffany Christine Woodard

There would be no papaya industry alive if it wasn't for the GMO technology.

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno
  • Tiffany Christine Woodard

For some "real" scientific info about GMO products go here:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=genetically%20modified%20food

Sheila Ann Galantino
Sheila Ann Galantino
  • Tiffany Christine Woodard

Papayas may have been saved but at what risk to human health and our generations to come? It's obvious you don't know too much about Monsanto and GMO's. We are being to forced to eat this stuff more and more. Our choices on what we eat are becoming limited by the day. It's being done to everything. Meat, fish, produce, grains. Why is it that Monsanto has to play God? We can grow food in a healthy environment with hydroponics. Monsanto just wants to be an monopoly.

Sheila Ann Galantino
Sheila Ann Galantino
  • Tiffany Christine Woodard

Bryce Ageno Anything poste by the government in is a lie and propaganda to the public. Really? You believe what they say? Give me a break.

Jo Ann McCaghren
Jo Ann McCaghren
  • Tiffany Christine Woodard

Exactly Bryce it's not about health, value, taste, it's hiding real scientific testing and threatening the scientist who do, it's about money and greed...I won't buy a papaya from Hawaii so how does that help anyone...Monsanto is bad and monopolizing the world....we won't be forced into eating empty garbage!

Shannel Kaulia
Shannel Kaulia
  • Tiffany Christine Woodard

Bryce Ageno- That is only if you buy da papayas from those who have GMO papayas. (Genetically modified organisms) We us Kanaka's from Hawai'i do not like the fact that they are experimenting on the people here or anywhere.

Tracy Madlener
Tracy Madlener
  • Tiffany Christine Woodard

@Bryce... seems to me that no matter what you're argument is, you agree with labeling, isn't that the point of this whole debate? To have our foods labeled so we can make our own choice? Funny how you've made sure to reply to ALL comments here with your "knowledge" of GMOs, almost sounds like that you get your pockets filled to do so.

BryCe Ho
BryCe Ho

Gimme a break when you have to send your field workers out to the fields in full biohazard suits to collect fruits and vegetable something is wrong if you think that just because there is no scientific bullshit study on this just use some common sense biohazard suit for fruit? Think about it genius =P

Alora Waldron
Alora Waldron

The soil is sacred as is every life form in all aspects of this created world we live on and in. Love and treat with respect that which loves and nurtures us, on which we rely on to be alive! Express your love in this instance for integrity with labelling GMO food products and inputs. Lets hold the vision for a GMO chemical free thriving organic Hawaii:)

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno
  • Alora Waldron

non GMO does not mean chemical free. Do you even know how GMO's are produced? Regular non organic plants contain tons of pesticides and that has nothing to do with GMOs.

Corine Tilson-Cht
Corine Tilson-Cht
  • Alora Waldron

Yes Bryce, you are right! "regular" non-organic plants DO contain tons of pesticides... they CAN ALSO contain genetically modified ingredients that have never existed in nature or been tested for long term pathological effects.

Where you prove yourself ignorant is your belief that pesticides have nothing to do with GMO. They are called "Round-Up Ready" or BT crops. Please do your own homework before you ignorantly try to take someone else to school!
"Some crops have been genetically...

Yes Bryce, you are right! "regular" non-organic plants DO contain tons of pesticides... they CAN ALSO contain genetically modified ingredients that have never existed in nature or been tested for long term pathological effects.

Where you prove yourself ignorant is your belief that pesticides have nothing to do with GMO. They are called "Round-Up Ready" or BT crops. Please do your own homework before you ignorantly try to take someone else to school!
"Some crops have been genetically engineered to be resistant to it (i.e. Roundup Ready, also created by Monsanto Company)." Also, "Soy was the first Round up ready crop".

Glyphosate = Round-Up =Monsanto = GMO

http://www.ask.com/wiki/Glyphosate

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno
  • Alora Waldron

I also have a problem with Monsanto because of its patents. The patents do not allow the free market to grow the GMO industry, increasing the science's usefulness.

I am pro-labeling, but only when people are voting with all of the facts in hand.

People like you are creating a movement based on fear not facts. There has only been one research study that had produced negative results when concerning BT corn. I'm sure your info is coming from the Food and Chemical Toxicology journal...

I also have a problem with Monsanto because of its patents. The patents do not allow the free market to grow the GMO industry, increasing the science's usefulness.

I am pro-labeling, but only when people are voting with all of the facts in hand.

People like you are creating a movement based on fear not facts. There has only been one research study that had produced negative results when concerning BT corn. I'm sure your info is coming from the Food and Chemical Toxicology journal (they are the only study that showed negative effects).

Anyone familiar with science experiments would find their results laughable. Every single leader in the field of Genomics are skeptical of the study some even going as far as calling it research malpractice.

The study failed to publish all of its data, so no one can actually evaluate the findings. They used a small sample size making their results moot. They didn't include any data from the control group that were fed regular food so you have no way of validating their results.

There have been over 100 peer reviewed scientific studies done on BT corn all saying that it is safe. So you are either making up your facts or following a study that is considered a joke in the scientific community.

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno
  • Alora Waldron

"never existed in nature or been tested for long term pathological effects."

Over a 100 studies say otherwise. Do you know how long animals in the US and Europe have been fed BT soy products with no reported problems? Over 20 years.

GMO crops create natural pesticides, which are in nature. Scientists from all over, even from different industries have found that GM foods are biologically equivalent to non-gmo foods. I'm sorry that it is so hard for you to accept, but there absolutely...

"never existed in nature or been tested for long term pathological effects."

Over a 100 studies say otherwise. Do you know how long animals in the US and Europe have been fed BT soy products with no reported problems? Over 20 years.

GMO crops create natural pesticides, which are in nature. Scientists from all over, even from different industries have found that GM foods are biologically equivalent to non-gmo foods. I'm sorry that it is so hard for you to accept, but there absolutely zero credible evidence that supports your opinion.

You can access many of these studies here:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=genetically%20modified%20food

Have fun.

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno
  • Alora Waldron

I can call your bluff easily. Just because a plant is Round up ready doesn't mean that more pesticides are used. In fact, more pesticides are sprayed over time when they are not modified to be resistant to them (because they don't kill the weeds early). You have no evidence showing what "modified ingredients" "that never existed in nature" are or that they are harmful. I will state again the science behind GMO's have nothing to do with pesticides. It is a practice of combining genes...

I can call your bluff easily. Just because a plant is Round up ready doesn't mean that more pesticides are used. In fact, more pesticides are sprayed over time when they are not modified to be resistant to them (because they don't kill the weeds early). You have no evidence showing what "modified ingredients" "that never existed in nature" are or that they are harmful. I will state again the science behind GMO's have nothing to do with pesticides. It is a practice of combining genes from multiple sources to produce a new product. Just because monsanto does something you disagree with doesn't mean the science is bad or wrong. You are willfully spreading ignorance that GMO's are evil when there is absolutely no evidence that the science itself is harmful when there are tons of evidence of how much they have helped.

It is like stating nuclear science is wrong because someone made a bomb.

Michael Sarono
Michael Sarono
  • Alora Waldron

how much food allergies we have now? how much did we have then?

Michael Sarono
Michael Sarono
  • Alora Waldron

you should watch http://youtu.be/rixyrCNVVGA

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno
  • Alora Waldron

Michael Sarono Jr. That video was a great example of what we call "bad science". Correlation does not equal causation. There is a reason why there has been zero scientific studies backing her results.

Frank Canete
Frank Canete
  • Alora Waldron

please watch and share this Youtube link about GMO FREE HAWAII http://youtu.be/fz_lxnh0OW0

Frank Canete
Frank Canete
  • Alora Waldron

Hawaii is also facing a food crisis please LIKE and Share these links ...GMO FREE HAWAII has a TWITTER account http://www.twitter.com/GMO_FREE_HAWAII and also a Facebook account http://www.facebook.com/HawaiianKiko12 (GMO free Hawaii ) mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) for the interest in the cause and please access either accounts for real time information.

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno

There is only one study out of hundreds that has shown negative results of GMO foods. That study is considered laughable by the rest of the scientific community. For real scientific peer reviewed studies on GMOs go here:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=genetically%20modified%20food

If anyone wants to argue this point, please feel free. Please be ready to support your claims with peer reviewed facts.

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno
  • Bryce Ageno

As far as long term studies go, there are only a few because we have been using BT corn for around 30 years. There are many ongoing studies that have yet to find any significant negative effects.

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno
  • Bryce Ageno

Kingtak Justin Wong I am glad to see there are other supporters in hawaii :).

Dean Kalani Capelouto
Dean Kalani Capelouto

The Kapolei Neighborhood Board tried to make a motion that they label all NON GMO foods, which does not make any sense. If we follow that "false" logic, if we don't find a label - we have to assume it is GMO.... what happened to corporate responsibility.... what happened to consumer's rights?

Dean Kalani Capelouto
Dean Kalani Capelouto
  • Dean Kalani Capelouto

Hopefully our State (HB 174) gets it right.... our Kapolei NB just does not get the point that I as a parent want the choice to know what I am feeding my family and children.... instead we are being force fed genetic "crap" - which we will probably find out years later is the "cause" of many of our "new" health epidemics (such as diabetes)..... I also don't like the idea of having human genes in my food supply.... GMO reminds me too much of soylent green....

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno

Here is one of the founders of the anti-gmo movement from the 90's apologizing for fear mongering. I am glad that he was brave enough to admit his mistakes.

http://www.marklynas.org/2013/01/lecture-to-oxford-farming-conference-3-january-2013/

Valley Blossom Varma
Valley Blossom Varma

It's a no brained people! We deserve to know what we consume.

Valley Blossom Varma
Valley Blossom Varma
  • Valley Blossom Varma

That'd be no Brainer actually...

Pamela Dawber
Pamela Dawber

stop poisoning us.

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno
  • Pamela Dawber

GMO does not equal poison. Please actually read what a GMO is before making your opinion.

Connie Moles Nelson
Connie Moles Nelson
  • Pamela Dawber

Per my understanding, GMO foods have the pesticide IN the seed...so therefore, whatever is in the seed, is in the plant which we consume...am I wrong about that?

Bryce Ageno
Bryce Ageno
  • Pamela Dawber

Almost all of the plants we consume as well as the animals that we consume have been exposed to pesticides. Even "organic" food has pesticides on them (although the list of allowed pesticides are smaller)

The question here is are GMO foods more dangerous than the non GMO foods. There have been hundreds of studies on this and none have been able to find any evidence of this. In comments above I have provided a link that lists many peer-reviewed scientific journals and studies, if you are interested, please feel free to msg me.

Frank Canete
Frank Canete
  • Pamela Dawber

Defining GMO's on PBS HAWAII watch the entire program here http://youtu.be/DgW1xK9wBSY

Dean Kalani Capelouto
Dean Kalani Capelouto

I will continue to testify to whoever will listen regarding the GMO issue. Thanks so much for your help and support.

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