Logout|My Dashboard
  • Subscribe

GMO Friends of Ag launch ‘Save Kauai Farms’ campaign

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 1:00 am

KEKAHA — A collection of pro-farming groups announced Friday the launch of a concerted education effort under the banner of “Save Kauai Farms.”

The kick-off was a sign-waving demonstration along Highway 50 in Hanapepe, with a concluding rally at the adjacent recreation area. According to a press release, about 500 people participated to show support for Kauai farming.

“The people that work on West Side farms wanted to hold this event to show they take a lot of pride in what they do,” said rally coordinator Kirby Kester.  “They believe in the importance of agriculture and the positive difference it makes for our community. I think that’s why we saw so much energy here today.”

The Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, Kauai County Farm Bureau and individual farmers support the campaign, the release said.

HCIA President Mark Phillipson also announced an initiative to explain the benefits of modern agriculture practices and expose the dangers to local farming posed by Council Bill 2491.

Phillipson outlined the Save Kauai Farms campaign, which includes broadcast and print advertising, social media and community engagement.

“We will be stepping up the things we are currently doing. We will be holding public forums to discuss biotech farming and the future of Kauai agriculture on Monday and Tuesday, as well as adding the new activities I mentioned,” said Phillipson.

“Farmers from around the island, and hundreds of people who work on farms, as well as their family members and friends, are tired of people who don’t farm and don’t understand agriculture trying to destroy our livelihood, mischaracterizing our excellent record in caring for the environment, and belittling the good work we do for our community.”

The Save Kauai Farms website, which will contain links to credible studies and information, will be accessible on Sunday.  

Info: savekauaifarms.com

© 2015 Thegardenisland.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.


  • Kalei posted at 11:22 pm on Wed, Sep 3, 2014.

    Kalei Posts: 29

    Destroying livelihood? The Sugar Plantation owners destroyed our nation, our waters were re-routed zapping the life out of our ecological system and left many lands contaminated long after they have gone. Now we have another threat to carry on. One that does not grow food to feed the masses in harmony with nature but one that relies on chemicals & genetic engineering. If you can show me clear title to any of these lands being used for farming. If you can show me documentation on how these islands were legally obtained by the United States then I will stand and fight for your right to farm. Until then, you all are perpetrators of a crime and a lie.

  • Karen Chun posted at 7:25 pm on Mon, Nov 18, 2013.

    Karen Chun Posts: 1

    This seems like another fake grassroots organization created by the GMO-Chem industry. It should rather be called "Save Chemical and Biotech Experimental Operations on Kaua'i"


Online poll


Most Popular

Follow us on Facebook