Bettejo Dux has lived on the cosmic Garden Island of Kaua'i for over 40 years...
Bettejo is the author of thefamed novella, "The Scam."Her new book "Children of Extinction" will be out soon!
Editors, note. EBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s Ulupono Initiative is investing $17.5 million to build a grass-fed dairy farm on Kaua'i.
Kaua'i is divided again. Many in the community are up in arms about the potential of the pollution and smells form a dairy farm. They feel it will deter visitors and cause added pollution.
The milk factory, good or bad?
It gets a little old having to repeat the same thing over and over but it's true: "It's the economy, stupid".
Profit trumps people every time. In the heartless corporate state what ever positive qualities are destroyed mean nothing if the dollars are there. Kauai will be left with the mess-just as New Zealand was-the milk factory will haul in the money.
All some people do when they look at land is see dollar signs There are others who see life. Who see beauty. Who see fertile soil feeding and nourishing healthy human beings.
Tourists? They come here because of the vast open space Fresh air. Clean water. Surf. Swim. Suburban sprawl, immense concrete jungles, traffic jams, and foul air don't really have a draw. Those glorious fields of tall green grass-sugar- were pleasing to the eye. Not the best crop. But it beat GMO corn, rich in toxic sprays that foul the air.
A milk factory that, in truth, is an insult to human intelligence. Eighteen hundred grass fed cows on five hundred acres? The moon is made of green cheese.
A shorter version of this blog appeared in the Garden Island news on 05-09-14, "Milk driven by profit.
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