Jessica Wooley is the representative for District 48 – Kaneohe, Heeia, Ahuimanu, Kahaluu, Haiku Valley, Mokuoloe. She is also the representative who was one of the introducers of the GMO labeling bill last year that caused a whole bunch of drama and controversy, especially to the growers of transgenic papayas. In my opinion, she is one of the key reasons why the GMO issues is growing so heated here in Hawaii.
Well, you would think that as a representative of this area, she’d be really looking out for her constituents. Well, if you have papaya farmers in your area, some of whom grown transgenic crops, wouldn’t you want to hear from them how your law would affect them? Apparently not. She’d rather align with the Babes Against Biotech because that’s her interpretation of representing constituents. What?! Why isn’t she listening to people like my dad who has lived in that district and farmed that area for as many years as she has been alive?!
Well, as a representative, shouldn’t she be solving problems in her area that affect the residents? One big problem is the flooding that occurs by Waikane stream every time there is a heavy rain, which is pretty often.
Here’s some stories documenting this issue:
This flooding issues affects everyone who lives and drives down to the Windward side. With the rainy season upon us soon, you would think that someday someone will do something about it? Um, no.
Jessica Wooley is out and about spreading her word for organic farming methods on Maui. Yes, she’s not working hard for her constituents in the Waikane area, but on Maui. She’s talking to farmers there.
If you take a look at their board, it is very clear that they are not about coexistence in farming. But alas, we know why Jessica is aligned with these folks. She’s also married to an environmental lawyer, David Henkin, who has engaged in many lawsuits against the state. Earthjustice was the same group who attempted to block the irradiator project which they got moved away from the airport to Kapolei instead. That same irradiator was built to help grow an export industry for Hawaii grown products.
Henkin has been not as open because of his wife’s elected position so his fellow Earthjustice attorney Paul Achitoff is at the forefront instead. He is yet another anti-ag supporter too when his videos about Monsanto are used by the anti-GMO groups frequently.
It’s quite sad to know that the representative for your Congressional district as well as your own local representative is out to destroy family farms. Many of these farms that have been around for decades and have been good stewards of the lands. The green movement that Jessica Wooley is supporting is not about the supporting local people, its about what Earthjustice wants to do to the ag industry…. Destroy it.