Farmers Ain’t Farming If They Have to Defend Their Work




No sooner did Representative Chris Lee state that the anti-pesticide laws he was proposing would not affect the small farmer, he flip flops and proposes this vague bill that indeed does affects all farms. That is extremely disappointing.

Here we had the Washington, D.C. based Center for Food Safety in town throwing chat sessions and dinners proposing increasing our local food supply. Instead of going into the agricultural community to learn about Hawaii’s ag systems and stakeholders, they show their true colors by going straight for the legislature. They want direct conflict instead of collaboration apparently. The same applies to their request to join Earthjustice to defend the Big Island county lawsuit also. Their actions clearly show that they aren’t about working together but about creating constant conflict.

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