He leka wehe iā Professor Kevin Folta ma FOIA Requests

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E Polofesa Folta:

ʻO nehinei kekahi ka nūhou nūhou a commentary e pili ana i kā mākou hoʻohana ʻana i ka mokuʻāina Freedom of Information Act e kiʻi i nā leka a nā polofesa i kākau no ka pūnaewele PR ʻoihana mahiʻai, Nā pane a GMO. Hauʻoli mākou i ke kamaʻilio lehulehu ʻana e pili ana i kēia kumuhana me nā polopeka e pili ana. Manaʻo mākou ʻo ka transparency a me ka kamaʻilio kūkā kahi waiwai nui e pono ai mākou e hana i kahi kaiāulu demokalaka a me kahi mākeke manuahi maoli. I kēlā hopena, manaʻo wau he mea pono e wehewehe i ke kumu a mākou o FOIA.

Mai ka 2012, ua hoʻolilo nā ʻoihana meaʻai a me nā ʻoihana mahiʻai ma ka liʻiliʻi $ 103 miliona mau kālā ma kahi PR lehulehu a me ka hoʻokūkū politika e hoʻopunipuni i ka lehulehu e pili ana i nā meaʻai ʻenekini genetically. E like me ka pilina pili lehulehu Ketchum haʻaheo i loko o kahi wikiō hou, "Ua pāpālua ka uhi ʻana o ka pāpāho maikaʻi" ma nā GMO ma hope o kēia hoʻolaha PR, a ua hoʻokau i ka ʻoihana mahiʻai i mua a me ke kikowaena i ka hoʻopaʻapaʻa no GMOs. ʻO ke kumu o kēia hoʻolaha PR e kipaku aku i nā hana o ka mauʻu e lanakila i nā lepili GMO i hala koi 'ia i 64' āina, a e hoʻolōʻihi i ke kahawai waiwai mai nā GMO, a me nā pesticides e hele pū me lākou, no ka mea hiki ke hiki - ʻaʻole e hānai i kahi kamaʻilio lehulehu maoli e pili ana i nā GMO.

Ua haumia kēia pāʻoihana anti-consumer i nā ala ma mua o hoʻokahi. Ua ʻūlū ʻia me hoopunipuni lehulehu a me nā hana i kākau maikaʻi ʻia e poʻe koho balota. E pili ana i kēlā mau hoʻoikaika ʻana, ʻo ka Loio Kuhina Wakinekona Wakinekona ʻo ia ke hoʻopiʻi nei i ka ʻAhahui Mea Hana Meaʻai no ka mea, o ka ʻo kahi nui loa o ka hoʻoiho kālā kālā hōʻeuʻeu i ka moʻolelo o ka mokuʻāina.

Ma ka US Right to Know, manaʻoʻiʻo mākou he nui nā mea e hūnā i nā ʻoihana a me nā ʻoihana mahiʻai, no ka mea, lilo lākou i ke kālā e hoʻāʻo ana e hūnā. Hoʻāʻo mākou e hōʻike i ka mea a lākou e peʻe nei.

Ma ke ʻāpana o kā mākou hoʻāʻo ʻana, ua noi mākou i ka mokuʻāina FOIA e noi e loaʻa nā leka a nā polopeka i kākau no ka pūnaewele PR ʻoihana mahiʻai, Nā pane a GMO.

He poʻe limahana kēia mau polofesa. Uku ʻia lākou e nā ʻauhau e hana no ka pono o ka lehulehu; hāʻawi lākou i nā pili o ke kulanui iā lākou i ke kūlana o ka poʻe loea "kūʻokoʻa", a ʻōlelo pinepine ʻia lākou i ka pāpāho ma ke ʻano he loea kūʻokoʻa. Akā ke hui pū nei kēia mau polofesa me nā ʻoihana ahupuaʻa a me kā lākou mau ʻoihana PR slick e hoʻolālā i ke kamaʻilio ākea i nā ala e hānai ai i nā waiwai pilikino no nā ʻoihana, a i ʻole ke hana nei e like me ka maka lehulehu no ka ʻoihana PR, he kuleana ko mākou e ʻike i ka mea a lākou i hana ai. a pehea lākou i hana ai.

Ma o nā noi a FOIA, ke hoʻāʻo nei mākou e hoʻomaopopo i ka hana a kēia mau polofesa i hana ai no Ketchum, (a me nā hui mahiʻai e like me Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF, DuPont a me Dow; nā hui kālepa e like me ka ʻAhahui Mea Hana Meaʻai, ʻo ka ʻOihana ʻOihana Biotechnology. a me ka Council for Biotechnology Information; nā hui PR ʻē aʻe e like me Fleishman Hillard a me Ogilvy & Mather, a me ka ʻoihana politika Winner & Mandabach) ma ka pūnaewele GMO Answers i hana ʻia ma ke ʻano he mea hana PR no nā ʻoihana mahiʻai.

Aia kekahi mau kumu e hopohopo e pili ana i nā pane GMO. Ua hoʻokumu ʻia ka pūnaewele e ka ʻohana pili pili lehulehu Ketchum, a ʻo ia kekahi ʻo Rūkia A me kona peresidena, ʻO Vladimir Putin. Pili ʻo Ketchum i kahi ʻo ka hana spionage i mālama ʻia i nā makahiki i hala aku nei e kūʻē i nā hui nonprofit pili i nā GMO, me ke kikowaena no ka palekana o ka meaʻai a me nā hoaaloha o ka Honua. ʻO Ketchum kekahi hoʻopiʻiʻia Uliuli malu me mākaʻi.

ʻO nā polofesa nā palapala a mākou i noi aku ai e hoʻohana nei i ka hanohano o kā mākou mau kula aupuni e puhi i ke kiʻi o kahi ʻoihana i loaʻa hūnā pinepine ʻia mai nā mea kūʻai aku a me nā limahana i ka ʻoiaʻiʻo e pili ana i ka makaʻu o kā lākou huahana a me kā lākou hana. Nā puke āpau ua kākau ʻia hoʻākākaʻi ko lakou hana hoʻopailua. ʻO nā pilina lehulehu ma kahi o nā ʻoihana pilikino ʻaʻole ia he hana aʻo. ʻAʻole ia no ka pono o ka lehulehu. Hoʻohana ia i nā kālā lehulehu no ka loaʻa pilikino.

Pekelala a me ka mokuʻāina Freedom o ka ʻikepili kānāwai e kū nei, i kahi ʻāpana, e wehe ai i kahi hoʻohana kūpono ʻole ʻia o nā kālā lehulehu no nā hopena pilikino.

Makemake pū kekahi mākou i ka holo pono ʻole o ka pono ʻepekema. E hoʻohana ai i hoʻokahi laʻana maopopo, kekahi o nā polopeka nona nā moʻolelo a mākou i noi ai i aniani like 'ōlelo e pili ana i nā hana i loko o kahi op-ed i kākau ai kue i ka lepili GMO no ka ʻO Woodland Daily-Democrat. Ua kākau anei kēlā polopeka iā ia iho? A i kākau ʻia paha e kahi ʻoihana PR i hoʻolimalima ʻia e ka ʻoihana mahiʻai?

ʻO ka hana hou ʻana i nā ʻ talkinglelo e kamaʻilio nei ʻaʻole pololei i ka ʻepekema; ʻo ka ʻoiaʻiʻo, ʻo ia ka ʻaoʻao ʻē aʻe.

Manaʻo mākou ʻo ka transparency a me ka hāmama kahi lāʻau maikaʻi no ka nele o ka pono ʻole i ka ʻepekema.

Hauʻoli mākou e noho i ʻAmelika, kahi e wehe ai nā mea hana o ka FOIA i nā kamaʻāina āpau. A no laila alakaʻi ʻia kā mākou hana e nā manaʻo o James Madison: "He Aupuni kaulana, me ka ʻike ʻole o ka ʻike, a i ʻole ke ala e loaʻa ai, akā he Prologue i kahi Farce a i ʻole kahi Tracty; a i ʻole, ʻelua paha. E hoʻomalu mau ka ʻike i ka naʻaupō: A ʻo ka poʻe i manaʻo i ko lākou Kiaʻāina ponoʻī, pono e hoʻomākaukau iā lākou iho me ka mana o ka ʻike e hāʻawi ai.

me ka manao pono,

ʻO Gary Ruskin
Executive Luna Hoʻokele
Pono ʻo US e ʻike