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Sweet Peach Actually Does Not Want Your Vagina To Smell Like Ripe Fruit

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.22.2014 | Women

If you've ever suffered from yeast infections or UTIs, Sweet Peach could help you. But if you're hoping this probiotic will make your nether regions s...

Fear Mongering Could Keep Life-Saving Drugs Out of Reach for American Families

Jessica Stone | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Jessica Stone

Biologic creators have disingenuously argued that it's a matter of safety and "sound science" that biosimilars should have unique names. This couldn't be further from the truth.

Why Big Pharma Probably Won't Cure Ebola

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business

The Ebola virus may be getting closer to Americans than ever, but don't expect big American drug companies to come to the rescue. Instead, small bi...

'Teaching People to Fish' Through Biotechnology

Richard Ha | Posted 09.09.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Can you imagine: Local Kohala boy Dennis Gonsalves working with the Gates Foundation to help save lives of the poorest of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa?

I-Corps @ NIH - Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

We've pivoted our Lean LaunchPad / I-Corps curriculum. We're changing the order in which we teach the business model canvas and customer development t...

Biotech's Assault On Balanced Journalism

Ken Roseboro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Home
Ken Roseboro

GMO proponents pressuring Reuters to remove journalist who presents both sides of GMO debate

Science May Make Eternal Life Sentences a Reality (VIDEO)

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime
Gabriel Mizrahi

While some researchers are looking for the fountain of youth, others are thinking that life extension will change the way we punish criminals. Philosophers and engineers are now exploring the possibility of making a life sentence in prison last hundreds -- and theoretically thousands -- of years.

April Showers Hit Markets: Bring an Umbrella to Trade

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Forces at work from Tokyo to Kiev have been roiling the U.S. stock market for a couple of week. But the financial sushi that is now on the menu in Japan, and Russia's "Crimea of the Century" are only part of the story.

High-Profile Stocks Come Crashing Back To Earth

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business

By Angela Moon NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) - After their worst week in several years, high-flying stocks that defied gravity throughou...

President's Manufacturing Institutes Are a Good Idea: Now Let's See About the Other 90 Percent

Dr. Sheldon Schuster | Posted 04.30.2014 | Education
Dr. Sheldon Schuster

From an educator's perspective, my experience is that on a small scale, a partnership which involves industry, educators and innovative thinking can lead to great things.

Big Island Cuts Off Nose, Spites Face

Richard Ha | Posted 04.13.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

According to Hawai'i Rural Development Council surveys, food security is Hawai'i's number one priority. "Difficulties faced by local farmers" is number 3, and "GMO agriculture" is number 5.

How Things Work: A Disconnect on the Big Island

Richard Ha | Posted 01.08.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Take a look at this survey of "Hawai'i's Food and Ag Challenges Ranked in Order of Importance." Between October 2012 and December 2013, while the ...

Four Key Obamacare Questions (and the Event Where They Might Get Answered)

Brian Reid | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Brian Reid

What was once, three decades ago, a small gathering of brave souls trying to lift the biotechnology industry off the ground has become a four-day celebration of the intersection of money and health care.

Was 2013 Year of the Hawaii Farmer?

Joni Kamiya | Posted 02.16.2014 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

Earlier this year, 2013 was deemed the "Year of the Farmer" on the Dodge Ram Super Bowl commercial, "So God Made a Farmer." Was it really a year for t...

'La La La La La' Anyone?

Richard Ha | Posted 02.09.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Farmers and other Ag and business people on the Big Island are in disbelief - to put it mildly - that Mayor Kenoi signed Bill 113, the anti-GMO bill, last week, without first putting together a group to research the science and investigate the serious, unintended consequences we know will result.

Hawaii Mayor Signs Biotech, GMO Ban Into Law

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 12.05.2013 | Green

HONOLULU -- Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 into law on Thursday, prohibiting biotech companies from operating on the Big Island and banning farmers...

Big Island's Anti-GMO Bill 113: It's Not 'Who' Is Right, It's 'What' Is Right

Richard Ha | Posted 01.31.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

All of this hullabaloo about the Big Island's Hawaii County Bill 113, the anti-GMO bill - What it's really about is that we need to take a little more time, so we can be sure we are making good and informed decisions.

Why Standing Up For Small Farmers Is Political Suicide For Some Local Politicians

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

KAUAI, LIHUE -- Bernard Carvalho, a 6-foot-6 former Miami Dolphins football player, likes to give hugs. It's a challenge for most recipients to fit...

Kauai Never Conquered: Resistance and Resilience Etched in Island's History (VIDEO)

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

We are entitled to complete, full, and accurate information. We are entitled to our skepticism about an industry that moved from producing chemical weapons to food.

Domino Effect: Another Hawaii Island Passes Sweeping Anti-GMO Bill

Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

Large biotech companies like Syngenta, Monsanto, Pioneer, Dow and BASF have long been experimenting with GMO crops and seeds in Hawaii. They have farm...

Snatching Defeat From Jaws of Victory

Richard Ha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Will our County Council kill Bill 113 and move us in the right direction? Or will it snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?

An Island Rallies Against GMOs And Wins.. For Now

Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

The last three months on Kauai have been the culmination of a longstanding resistance by many residents against the growing influence of biotech and b...

Kauai County Council Overrides Mayor's Veto, GMO Bill Safe

Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

After a cunning political maneuver, the Kauai County Council has overridden Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho’s veto of Bill 2491, freeing the way for th...

Let's Adapt to Change, and Survive

Richard Ha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

What we're doing on the Big Island with Bill 113 is trying to make a law that prohibits us from helping ourselves. It is the exact opposite of what we should be doing.

Kauai Mayor Vetoes Seminal GMO Bill

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green

Kauai Mayor Bernard P. Carvahlo Jr. has vetoed Kauai’s groundbreaking GMO-related Bill 2491. The bill passed on October 16 after a nineteen-hour mar...