Monthly Archives: September 2017

Notes on Industrial Agriculture & Processed Food (for those of you who still don’t get it)

For those of you who still think the answer to “feeding the world” is modern technology provided to us by Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow Chemical, Dupont, BASF, Bayer, Nestles, Pepsico and General Mills – please take just a moment or two … Continue reading

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Public Advocacy 102: More Testimony Dos and Don’ts: “Hooser – Policy & Politics”

As is sometimes the case, a person offering testimony recently on an issue before the County Council bcc’d me a copy.  I was thrilled that this particular person had taken time to participate in the process and had written extensive … Continue reading

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Advocacy 101 – Insults, Threats and Relationships “Hooser-Policy & Politics”

“If you don’t support my issue, then I will never vote for you,” is about the least effective comment you can make to someone in public office when testifying on an issue. The first thought that goes through the mind … Continue reading

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Paternalism, Power and Politics “Hooser-Policy & Politics”

Demonizing “big landowners and developers” is an easy and simple track to fall into, and to a large extent in Hawaii, one that is often but not always deserved. Historically, our “big landowners” are the descendants of missionaries who came … Continue reading

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