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Monsanto and Hawaii -- a University of Hawaii panel discussion

Kamuela Enos and Walter Ritte at the Center for Hawaiian Studies panel discussion on Monsanto, 18 January 2012
There was a full house at last night's (1/18/2012) panel discussion at the University of Hawaii's Center for Hawaiian Studies. What's Monsanto (and the GMO biotechnology industry) up to, and what strategies do we have to oppose their plan of world domination? Professor Jonathan Osorio moderated the panel consisting of Trisha Kehaulani Watson, Walter Ritte, and Kamuela Enos.

I tried livestreaming, but the University wifi apparently blocks the streaming IP or port, and was stuck with AT&T bandwidth, which sucks. I managed to livestream Trisha Kehaulani Watson's presentation, but then had to switch to recording on my iPhone, then editing and posting to Youtube. I am collecting the bits in order here.

[videos below]
Sorry for the poor quality in some of these, and apologies for making this something of a skills-acquisition project. Next stuff will be more expertly captured.

Introduction to speakers (from Ustream live recording):

Introduction and presentation: Trisha Kehaulani Watson (a Ustream embed so you'll get an ad):

Walter Ritte (AT&T bandwidth cut off the first part of Walter Ritte's presentation!):

Jon Osorio introducing Kamuela Enos:

Kamuela Enos part 1:

Kamuela Enos part 2:

Question and Answers:
[Will be posted soon]

Humbly offered,

H. Doug Matsuoka
Makiki (Honolulu District 6)

Related posts:
"Let the Lawmakers Hear." My blog post with an analysis of testimony For/Against GMO labeling.

"The Monsanto Machine," an article by Alan McNarie in the Big Island Weekly that reveals the distribution of lobbying money locally by Monsanto.

"Competing GMO corporations sit at the same table in Hawaii." My blog post about the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, the lobbying front for the GMO biotech corporations.


  1. Alan D. Ackerman ... Hawai'ian NationalJanuary 28, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    'ONIPA'A !!! ...Mahalo nui for Your Kokua !!!


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