Author Archives: Hawaii SEED

  • Plenty Papaya Problems

    Posted on March 31, 2003 by in Agriculture, News

    Scientists square off over how safe Hawaii’s genetically modified papaya is for consumers. By Alan D. McNarie Hawai’i Island Journal March 31, 2003 “Would it surprise you to know that saving a crop from a virus helped save a community from disaster?” began a full page ad in the National Geographic last year. The ad […]

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  • Hawaii County Council resolution 236-02

    Posted on September 25, 2002 by in Legislation

    Resolution 236-02 by the Hawai’i County council “Supporting the Development of a Regional Review Protocol prior to Any Release or Planting of Genetically Modified (GM) Coffee in the Districts of North and South Kona” September 25, 2002 Council of the County of Hawaii Resolution Res. 236-02, Draft 3 A Resolution Supporting the Development of a […]

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  • Black Market in Golden Fruit: Transgenic Seeds Tempt Thieves

    Posted on June 1, 1999 by in Agriculture, News

    Crops and robbers By Teresa Dawson Environment Hawai’i June 01, 1999 When it comes to the use of genetically engineered seeds, Big Island papaya farmers “don’t have much choice,” says Stephanie Whalen, director of the Hawai`i Agriculture Research Center. “They either use the seeds, or they don’t have an industry.” Since 1992, when the papaya […]

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  • Human error and GMO contamination

    Posted on May 31, 1999 by in Agriculture, News

    By Teresa DawsonEnvironment Hawai’i May 31, 1999 A Quiet Revolution Genetically Engineered Crops Change The Face Of Hawai`i Agriculture On January 25, 1998, University of Hawai`i horticulturalist Richard Manshardt informed the U.S. Department of Agriculture of “a minor problem that has occurred in our papaya field.” At the time, Manshardt was conducting field tests of […]

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