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Anti-GMO rally, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.
Maui Petition Filed Against GMO Industry, Monsanto Responds
April 8th, 2014 · 174 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

A total of 9,500 signatures were submitted to the County on Monday as part of a petition calling for the suspension of genetically-engineered operations and practices in Maui County.

Baldwin High School’s Robotics Team is one of the recipients of Monsanto Hawaii’s Science Education Fund. Baldwin High was a member of a three-team alliance that took first place at the FIRST Hawaii Regionals robotics competition in April 2013. Photo courtesy Monsanto Hawaiʻi.
Monsanto Education Fund Awards $12,000 to Hawaiʻi Schools
January 7th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Fourteen Hawaiʻi public schools and educational organizations were recently awarded more than $12,000 in grants from the Monsanto Hawaiʻi Science Education Fund.

Monsanto is providing DEKALB corn hybrid seeds free of charge to corn farmers with extensive crop damage so they may replant flooded or damaged fields as soon as possible. Photo courtesy Monsanto Hawaiʻi.
Monsanto to Aid Philippine Farmers Devastated by Typhoon
November 25th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Monsanto says the support effort is expected to total more than $400,000, and includes: short-term relief of food and water; rebuilding homes of farmers; donating corn seed; and offering employee donation matches to further enhance relief effort.

Monsanto’s Carol Reimann (third from left) and David Stoltzfus (on far right) host a luncheon for grant recipients (pictured left to right): Carlayna Nakamura and Dave Jorgensen of the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation, Carol Reimann, Captain Lee Mainaga and Chief Jeff Murray of the Maui County Fire & Public Safety Department, Tony Kreig of Hale Makua Health Services and David Stoltzfus.  Photo by: Monsanto
Monsanto Donates $44,800 to Human Services on Maui
September 30th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, issued a total of $44,800 in grant funds to various county agencies and non-profit groups on Maui, the company announced.

Kahului, Maui - Rally against GMOs.  Photo by Rodney Yap.
PHOTOS: Maui Rally Against GMO Draws Strong Turnout
March 23rd, 2013 · 6 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News

“What an amazing show of Maui speaking out. I was totally blown away by the energy of the massive crowd. For me it was about caring about our community’s health, our right to know what’s in the food we eat…”

The week-long demonstration comes of the heels of a separate protest in October, organized by Millions Against Monsanto Hawaii, which raised similar concerns over GMO crops.  File photo by Madeline Ziecker.
Monsanto Responds as Maui Occupy Group Launches Demonstration
January 23rd, 2012 · 50 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

A week of Occupy Wall Street Maui events kick off today with the establishment of an encampment near the Monsanto offices in Kihei. Company officials respond to the planned demonstration.

Kihei Charter School will be using Monsanto’s grant funds to purchase supplies for renewable energy experiments and hands-on lessons in physics. Pictured (left to right):  Paul Koehler (Monsanto Hawaii), Melinda Roth (Kihei Charter School), Dan Kuhar (Kihei Charter School), David Stolzfus (Monsanto Hawaii).  Courtesy photo.
Maui Science and Education Programs Get Monsanto Grants
January 5th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

Kihei Charter School will use the grand funding to purchase supplies fro renewable energy experiments and hands-on lessons in physics.

Pictured (left to right): Paul Koehler (Monsanto Hawaii, community affairs director), John Anderson (Monsanto Hawaii, research associate), Bonnie Ponting (Keiki Cupboard, president), Sue Wilson (Keiki Cupboard, secretary), Nancy Rose (Monsanto Hawaii, data/seed management), and David Stoltzfus (Monsanto Hawaii, MSP Maui site lead).
Donation Enables Keiki Cupboard Expansion
December 16th, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The non-profit Keiki Cupboard will be able to expand to three more schools in the coming year, thanks to a $4,000 donation from Mansanto employees in Kihei on Maui.

Monsanto’s Alex Mangayayam (right) explains the company’s drip irrigation system to  Nature Conservancy Moloka‘i staff members Russell Kallstrom (left) and Wailana Moses (center).  File photo courtesy,  Monsanto Moloka‘i.
Monsanto Hawai‘i Gifts Prize Money to The Nature Conservancy
July 28th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Featured, Maui News

Monsanto Hawaii won the money from its parent company for conservation efforts in 2010. It is gifting the money to the Nature Conservancy for watershed protection at Kamakou and Pelekunu.