Monsanto’s far-reaching web of deceit – Part 4


Frustration must be my middle name. Failing to get our Hawaii genetically modified politicians to do something about GMOs and Roundup, I figured that our Attorney General would do something. So, I wrote him a letter and sent him all sorts of stuff.

In keeping with the adage that “one picture is worth a thousand words”, I will let you see for your self. Here is the first letter:

September 28, 2011
Office Of The Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, Hi 967813


We have a very serious problem affecting the health and well being of all Hawaii residents. The Hawaii Department of Agriculture, headed by Russell Kokobun, is knowingly and willfully in violation of Hawaii’s Pesticide law.

Monsanto has known since the 1980s and the Federal Regulators since the 1990s that the glyphosate in Monsanto’s pesticide Roundup causes birth defects, embryonic deaths, lung, kidney and heart failure, skeletal malformations, craniofacial, mouth and eye deformities, endocrine disruptions, irreversible damage to liver cells, human cell death, DNA damage, cancer, and neurotoxic effects at ANY level of exposure.

This information was given to Governor Abercrombie, who, by the way, accepted $1,000.00 from Monsanto, to Russell Kokobun, who accepted $20,000.00 from Monsanto, and the following politicians that accepted funds from Monsanto and all chose to do nothing:
House Speaker Calvin Say, $1,000.
House Health Committee Member Rep Ryan Yamane, $1,300.
Senate Ag Committee Chair Clarence Nishihara, $750.
House Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee Chair Bob Herkes, $1,550.
Senate Health Committee Member Josh Green, $500.
House Environmental Protection Committee Member Jerry Chang, $1,000.
House Ag Committee Member Cliff Tsuji, a total of $21,000 from Monsanto, Syngenta and DuPont.
Last but not least, Mufi Hanneman, now going to run for a Senate seat in DC, $1,000.

The dangers of the glyphosate put our keikis (kids), our government employees, our teachers, all citizens that frequent the parks, and the golfers that use our golf courses, at severe health risk.

We are therefore calling for a moratorium on the use of Roundup statewide until a thorough independent test and evaluation can be done on the adverse effects to human health and the environment.

Included in this report are the following:

The Huffington Post article, “Roundup: Birth Defects Caused By World’s Top-Selling Weed killer, Scientists Say”.

Letter To Tom Matsuda at the Dep’t of Agriculture

UH Professor Hector Valenzuela’s report of the original suppressed scientific report available at BirthDefectsv5.

Professor Valenzuela’s report on “Alternatives to the use of Roundup Herbicide”.

The article, “Monsanto’s Roundup May End Bananas – And They’re Merely the Canary in the Mine”.

The article, “EU Regulators and Monsanto Exposed for Hiding Glyphosate Toxicity”.

All this information has been ignored by the Governor, the Legislators and the Dep’t of Agriculture despite them knowing full well that the glyphosate in Monsanto’s pesticide Roundup causes irreversible, damaging health problems.

And now that we, the People of Hawaii, have been shut down by our Governor, our elected officials and our Governor appointed Department of Agriculture Head all because money is more important to them than integrity, we have nowhere else to go but to you.

Please take action by calling for a moratorium on Roundup usage until a through independent investigation on glyphosate can be done. In the past, all so-called “independent” testing has been done by Monsanto’s scientists.

Hesh Goldstein, MSNutri
“Health Talk” Moderator
K-108 Radio, Honolulu

So, awaiting their response I received the following:

“Mr. Hesh Goldstein
POB 240783
Honolulu, Hawaii 96824-0783

Dear Mr. Goldstein:
SUBJECT: Moratorium on Use of Roundup

Thank you for your letter received September 20, 2111 and your follow-up letter dated September 30, 2011, urging this office to support a statewide moratorium on the use of Roundup, an herbicide that contains glyphosate. We appreciate your concerns. However, it is the duty of the Attorney General’s office to assist state agency clients in enforcement of the law. My client, the Hawaii department of Agriculture disagrees with your interpretation of the Hawaii Pesticide Law, which reflects federal law in many respects. We therefore decline to take the action you have advocated. If you believe that the law should be changed in this regard, we suggest that you contact your legislator.

Very truly yours,
Haunani Burns
Deputy Attorney General”

Well, it has taken me all this time to recover from the shock of this letter, which indicates that our Attorney General is genetically modified as well. But, being from Newark and never being one to back down from a fight, I sent the following response:

November 1, 2011
Haunani Burns
Deputy Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, Hi 96813

Dear Haunani:

I received your letter of October 17, 2011 and it has taken me this long to get over the shock of it. You have in your possession the link to the 52 page report compiled by eight noted and respected research scholars and professors with 359 references indicating the adverse health effects of Roundup’s glyphosate.

Yet, “ to assist state agency clients in enforcement of the law”, you accept the undocumented and unscientific word of the Head of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Russell Kokobun, when he says glyphosate is not in violation of the Hawaii Pesticide Law.

Was that just his word or did he offer any scientific documentation to back up his statement? If he offered scientific documentation, as any credible person would do, would you please send me the reports he referred to? My assumption is that the reports would be independent and not prepared by Monsanto’s scientists.

There is some very relevant information you should be aware of. Last August, a federal judge admonished the USDA for approving genetically modified seeds without first doing the required environmental impact study. Now, the USDA has a solution – allow the biotech industry to conduct their own studies. What this means is that Monsanto and other biotech companies will decide whether to approve their own products.

In the case brought last August by environmentalists and the Center for Food Safety, Federal judge Jeffrey White ruled that the USDA violated the National Environmental Policy Act in deregulating Monsanto’s Roundup Ready sugar beet seeds in 2005 and banned planting of the crop until the environmental impact study was complete. The USDA ignored the ban and ignored White’s subsequent order to destroy the crops once they had been planted.

The USDA ignored the directives because it worried that a GMO sugar beet ban would cause sweetener prices to rise. So basically, the USDA places the food industry’s right to cheap sweetener for its junk food over the dictates of a federal court.

Also, heavy applications of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on its other herbicide-resistant GM crops like corn, soy and cotton have created the increasing problem of herbicide-resistant “superweeds”. And, according to a Grist article (, farmers had to abandon thousands of acres in the South due to new strains of giant pigweed. The article also indicated that glyphosate was much more harmful to the environment than previously thought.

Part of the reasoning for the USDA allowing the biotech industry to do its own biased studies is that a draft environmental assessment can cost anywhere from $60,000.00 to $1 million. So, by the companies doing their own studies they would save money and speed up their process.

So, my question to you is this: do you really believe that Mr. Kokobun, whose only note of significance was to accept $20,000.00 from Monsanto when he was campaigning as a Senator, and who definitely would not want to bite the hand that fed him, could be anywhere close to being objective in his comments to you? This is tantamount to BP writing an assessment of an offshore drilling operation.

So again, please send me the independent sources of Mr. Kokobun’s remarks about glyphosate being safe to the environment and to human health and not in violation of the Hawaii Pesticide Law. This is not the time to be complicit in a client’s fraud and travesty against the people and the environment.


Hesh Goldstein, MSNutri
“Health Talk” Moderator
K-108 Radio, Honolulu
(808) 258-1177

Personally, I have little faith in our Attorney General’s office or any of our bought and paid for politicians. Coming up in a few months there will be a bill presented regarding the labeling of GMOs. Unfortunately, the bill will be heard by two committees. One committee is headed by a Senator that despises Monsanto and vice versa. The second committee is headed by Senator Clarence Nishihara who sold his soul for $750.00

In the hearing, I plan to bring that fact up and ask Senator Nishihara if his acceptance of $750.00 from Monsanto will affect his objectivity in the hearing of the bill? And if so, would he recues himself.

Having a very valuable crystal ball, I am sure that Senator Nishihara will not only assert his “objectivity”, making it so he will not recues himself, but he will kill the bill in the blink of an eye.

The solution to overcoming government tyranny is not through government but through the people revolting against all the injustices thrust upon us by the very people that took an oath to “have our backs”. Mike Adams put it so beautifully and succinctly in his article, “The second American revolution has begun”.

People, do not remain idle. Your words , your protests, and your efforts will get their attention. In time, we will prevail!


About Hesh:

I have been doing a radio show in Honolulu since 1981 called “Health Talk”. To listen to the show please tune into 1080 or 108 am or go to on your computer at 8am Hawaii time. FYI, 8 am Hawaii time is 10 am on the West coast and 2 pm on the East coast. To call in, the number is (808) 524-1080.

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In 2007, I was “forced” to get a masters degree in Nutrition to stop all the doctors from calling in asking what my credentials were. Besides that, they never liked it when I asked them what their credentials were that would enable them to treat an illness without drugs or surgery.

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I am an activist. I am vehemently opposed to GMOs, vaccines, processed foods, MSG, aspartame, fluoridation, and everything else that the “pimps” (big pHarma, Monsanto, and the large food companies), and the “hookers” (the doctors, the government agencies, the Public Health officials, and the mainstream media) thrust upon us, the “tricks”.

At 76, I am in 3 softball leagues, racewalk, do stand-up paddling, hike, swim, do weights and cardio, and teach women’s self-defense classes based upon 20 years of Wing Chun training. I have been a vegetarian since 1975 and a vegan since 1990, have no illnesses and take no meds.

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Hesh Goldstein, MSNutri
“Health Talk” Moderator, K-108 Radio
POB 240783, Honolulu, Hi 96824
(808) 258-1177
[email protected]

Hesh Goldstein
When I was a kid, if I were told that I'd be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would've thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30's.

Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.

After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a "plastic" community would be an understatement.

Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.

I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, " let's become vegetarians". I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, "okay"! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.

So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, "The Little Kitchen".

Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.

I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I'll elaborate on that in a minute.

But right now, back to "The Little Kitchen". Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.

The owner said to me, "Let's make a deal. You do our tax return and we'll feed you as well". So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.

But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, "Hawaii". Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called," Mr. Natural's". I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at "Mr. Natural's." To make a long story short, that's exactly what happened.

So, I'm working at "Mr. Natural's" and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle - it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka'anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.

Since I was the new guy, and didn't really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that's exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.

I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.

Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I'm asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn't thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, "You expected anything less"? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, 'enchilada's at "Natural's" tonight'. I never had to cook anything else.

A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That's when they found out I was an accountant and "Down to Earth" was born. "Down to Earth" became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.

In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD's that would call in asking for my credentials.

My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.

I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii's premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn't refuse. She said," If you want to be with me you've got to stop working on naked women". So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.

Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a "chicken" or "egg" or "fish" or "pig" or "cow" was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.

The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.

Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.

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