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The Movement – Winning In Solidarity

The agrochemical industry in Hawaii is losing the war they have waged against our community these past few years.  Rather than acknowledge our concerns about health and environmental impacts and comply with our modest requests for increased regulation, they have … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat? The Good Neighbor Program – A Masquerade Of Disclosure

Read through to the end please.  You will see that disclosure is not really disclosure and the label is not really the law because these companies disclose only a fraction of what they use and change the label without telling … Continue reading

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State law on RUP disclosure implemented.. kind of but not really– Plus Kauai County stats on glyphosate

State law on RUP disclosure implemented.. kind of but not really– Plus Kauai County stats on glyphosate Here is statewide 2014 Restricted Use Pesticide(RUP)  data provided by the State Department of Agriculture (not glyphosate or other general use pesticides) Note: … Continue reading

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From Kauai to Switzerland – Why we went, what we accomplished and what’s next.

A few short days ago, on April 28th, in the city of Basel Switzerland, I attended and spoke at the annual shareholders meeting of the transnational corporation and chemical giant, Syngenta, I spoke from the podium directly to the Syngenta … Continue reading

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State House Agricultural Committee – Disappointment Is Too Mild A Description

Words cannot express how disappointed I am with the conduct of the State House Agricultural Committee.  They continue to ignore the science, the medical literature and the community calling out for meaningful regulation. Instead members of this committee simply follow … Continue reading

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Does Kauai have higher than normal/average cardiac birth defects rates?

In a The Garden Island Sept.16 letter from Dr. Graham Chelius he said “There is not an increased rate of cardiac defects of any kind on the Westside of Kauai.” He then went on to reference the State’s birth defect … Continue reading

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The Ebb and Flow of Bill 2491 – People, Industry and State Neglect (revised from TGI version)

While a federal magistrate judge has ruled against Kauai County and ordinance 960, it appears that this issue is far from being over. While no final decision has yet been made, item C 2014-248 on the upcoming Council agenda of … Continue reading

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