"Waikiki Hawaiian Civic Club President Malia Nobrega, standing by the University of Hawaii School for Hawaiian Studies taro patch, criticizes the use of Hawaiian plants in biomedical research. Taro is considered a sacred plant by native Hawaiians."
See "Biotech brouhaha: Some native Hawaiian leaders harbor concerns about developing
the state's life science industries" at http://starbulletin.com/2005/07/24/business/index1.html
The article also shows how vocal Hawaiian women are. Unfortunately it's usually Hawaiian men who are the ones who try to knock down Hawaiian women while they are so quick to help other women *LOL* The irony is that some of these Hawaiian men have DAUGHTERS and when their daughters grow up to be Hawaiian women and are subsequently disrespected by Hawaiian men then they will know WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT LOL