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Letters for Thursday, November 12, 2020

Healthy farms solve multiple crises

I grew up on a farm but did not pursue it as my career. Now, 70 years later, I am becoming aware that the solution to so many of Kauai’s and Humanity’s crises depends on our healthy farms.

As many of us participate this week in Ai Pono Kauai (Eat Local Challenge), I am learning more about and appreciating greatly our local, organic, and sustainable growers. Last night I educated myself further by watching the Netflix Movie, “Kiss the Ground.” I urge every one of our elected officials and all government staff responsible for the health of Kauaians to watch this movie.

I learned about the vitally important life in our soils and the carbon that soil takes in to grow our plants and food. Both address so many of our challenges, from helping us to stay healthy and to fight disease, to slowing climate change. Humanity’s future may be in the hands of growers who consciously use regenerative methods that don’t deplete the soil. According to the movie, this includes not killing the life in our soil by tilling or applying chemical pesticides.

I am not a scientist. I am a citizen concerned for the people of Kauai as we transition to greater economic diversity by engaging in sustainable, regenerative farming. Thank you for watching this movie and for considering how each of us can encourage the care of healthy soil.

Marian Head, Kapaa

Pandemic Pop Quiz

COVID-19

1. Came out of a dirty fish market in Wuhan, China and spread all over the place.

2. Came out of a biotech lab in Wuhan, China and spread all over the place.

3. Came out of Sleeping Beauty’s kitchen and spread all over the place.

The Pandemic

1. Is totally real, all facts match up to what the mainstream media is saying.

2. Is a partial hoax with inaccurate statistics fueling fear and the public’s perception of reality

3. Is a total hoax.

The Pandemic will result in

1. People happily receiving a vaccine and everything going back to normal.

2. Loss of some individual freedoms including the right to individual medical decisions.

3. Cashless, totalitarian government taking over the world.

Donald Trump

1. Is the best president we ever had.

2. Os a total idiot.

3. Will sandbag the White House and fight off Joe Biden and Jill moving in.

4. Will win the election following a recount in key states.

Dr. Anthony Fauci

1. Is the smartest guy on the planet.

2. Is for social distancing since that girl dumped him in high school and called him a nerd.

3. Surfs Jaws when it is big.

4. Is the dumbest guy on the planet.

The Covid 19 vaccine will be

1. The best thing to come down the pike.

2. Full of toxic vaccine fillers and agents which alter DNA and RNA.

3. The reason I am going to be a millionaire.

Here are the correct answers: Are you kidding? I wouldn’t wade into that minefield if you paid me.

Molly Jones, Kealia
Source: The Garden Island

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