GMO Series

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   The five major biotech companies that dominate global seed production moved into Hawai’i after sugar and pineapple.  Since our climate allows three crop rotations per year, Hawai’i is now the number one place for experimental GE crops in the nation.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on the global food system we are a part of.

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  This week on HPR we’ve been presenting a series of reports we call “Genetically Engineered: Beyond Emotion.” One question that frequently comes up is who in the government is responsible for regulating genetically modified organisms in food crops. As HPR’s Bill Dorman reports, the answer is more complicated than you might think.

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All week, HPR has been looking at genetic engineering and issues raised by these new technologies.   In today’s installment, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa looks at the pesticide industry and pesticide use in Hawai’i.

Find a condensed version of Hawai’i’s pesticide laws here.

For information on Hawai’i pest control programs, click here:

Kauai: From Protestors to Lawyers

Mar 20, 2014
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  On the west side of Kauai, many acres of former sugar cane fields have been converted to a major testing area for genetically modified seeds.

The battle over their future has now moved from protestors to attorneys.

As part of our continuing series “Genetically Engineered: Beyond Emotion,” we get details from HPR news contributor Joe Day on Kauai.

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  Hawaii County and Kaua'i are the two counties in the state that are restricting the use of genetically modified organisms in food crops.  But they're doing it in different ways.  On Hawaii Island, those already growing GMO crops can continue--but they must register.  As we continue our series this week, "Genetically Engineered:  Beyond Emotion"  HPR"s Sherry Bracken spoke with Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi.

GMOs in Europe

Mar 19, 2014
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  All this week, Hawaii Public Radio is presenting a series we call “Genetically Engineered: Beyond Emotion.” The United States has been at the forefront of growing genetically modified crops. But in Europe, the technology has met with a great deal of opposition. HPR’s Bill Dorman takes a closer look.

Companies Cashing In: GMO Labeling Gains Momentum

Mar 19, 2014
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All week HPR News has been taking a closer look at GMOs, in our ongoing series Genetically Engineered: Beyond Emotion. Today we turn to the debate over product labeling. Bills to require labeling of GMO ingredients are unlikely to pass during this legislative session. But a growing demand from consumers to know what’s in their food suggests the conversation is far from over. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.

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GMOs in the USA

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This week on HPR, we’re presenting a series we’re calling, “Genetically Engineered:  Beyond Emotion.”   The town of Waialua on O’ahu’s North Shore is home to a Biotech Farm which is adjacent to  a public school and a residential area.  In his second report, HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka talked to people about the road ahead for GMO and their community.

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GMOs in the USA

GMOs on Molokai

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All this week, Hawaii Public Radio is presenting a series we call “Genetically Engineered: Beyond Emotion.” While the United States has been on the front end of research and development of genetically modified crops, other countries have taken different paths. And when it comes to China, that path has gone in more than one direction. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains.

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This week, HPR is focusing on issues around genetically engineered organisms, and today, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa takes a look at the controversy around their safety in food.  We begin at the two thousand acre Monsanto facility in central O’ahu.

For  USDA statistics on Hawai'i seed crops, look here.

Wayne Yoshioka

This week on HPR, we’re presenting a series we’re calling, “Genetically Engineered:  Beyond Emotion.”   In the first of two reports, HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visits the town of Waialua on O’ahu’s North Shore, home to a large biotech farm located right next to a public school and residential area.

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GMOs in the USA

GMOs on Molokai

GMOs on Molokai

Mar 17, 2014
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All this week, Hawaii Public Radio is taking a closer look at some of the issues behind the debate about genetically modified organisms: GMO's. We're calling the series Genetically Engineered: Beyond Emotion. We'll look at the topic from a number of perspectives--and today we start on the island of Molokai. Catherine Cluett reports from the Molokai Dispatch.

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GMOs in the USA

GMOs in the USA

Mar 17, 2014
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This week on Hawaii Public Radio, we’re presenting a series we’re calling “Genetically Engineered: Beyond Emotion.”

“GMO” stands for Genetically Modified Organism. Twenty years ago, these did not exist in the commercial market. But what exactly does that term mean---and how common is their use in today’s world? HPR’s Bill Dorman has some answers.

  HPR’s news team takes a week-long look at some of the issues involved in the debate about genetically engineered crops in Hawaii. We’ll tell you why the use of pesticides is an important part of understanding the broader story, and we’ll hear from residents of one community about how they feel about their experience of years of living with a GMO seed facility in their midst. And we’ll show you why labeling food as “non GMO” is an idea that’s gathering popularity on various sides of the debate. Listen for the stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered the week of March 17th.