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Exceptional Volume of Pesticides Used by Chemical Companies in Hawaii

Andrea Brower | Posted 10.01.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

The connection between the chemical industry's deep and widespread influence in Hawaii, and a regulatory system that fails to protect people's health and the environment, is of grave concern to residents.

Why This State Is Ground Zero For The GMO Debate

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. The t...

It's Time to Hold Accountable Advocates Who, in Pursuit of Their Values, Put Us at Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

Golden rice is still not in use anywhere, because of opposition to GM (genetic modification) technology. Now two German economists have quantified the price of that opposition, in human health, and the numbers are truly frightening.

The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation

Andrea Brower | Posted 04.13.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Whether one is skeptical, hopeful, or a mix of both about the science and technology of genetic engineering, we must differentiate between what is good for Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, BASF and Bayer, and what is good for farmers and farmworkers.

To Feed and Protect the World, Rein In Corporate Ag

Andrea Brower | Posted 02.01.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

Food production and distribution are not inherently destructive. Agriculture can also be a major source of carbon sequestration and a builder of biodiversity and ecological resilience. But moving in the direction of a sustainable and equitable food system requires reining in the power of transnational corporate agribusiness.

Kaua'i Triumphs Over Pesticide Corporations -- Again!

Paul Towers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Towers

Many will be watching closely as the Big Island continues the fight today, with a bill that would prohibit the production of GE crops. And while GMO seeds haven't been as widely introduced on that island, concerned residents there aren't waiting around.

An Island Rallies Against GMOs And Wins.. For Now

Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

The last three months on Kauai have been the culmination of a longstanding resistance by many residents against the growing influence of biotech and b...

Kauai County Council Overrides Mayor's Veto, GMO Bill Safe

Posted 11.17.2013 | Green

After a cunning political maneuver, the Kauai County Council has overridden Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho’s veto of Bill 2491, freeing the way for th...

Kauai Mayor Vetoes Seminal GMO Bill

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green

Kauai Mayor Bernard P. Carvahlo Jr. has vetoed Kauai’s groundbreaking GMO-related Bill 2491. The bill passed on October 16 after a nineteen-hour mar...

Protecting Health and Life: Kauai Must Lead

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

This anti-democratic agenda was being advanced by the chemical-GMO corporations, who lobbied strongly for it and were likely involved in its original crafting and introduction by Senator Dela Cruz, known for his allegiance to the industry and their large financial pay-offs.

Chemical Corporations Tremble at Kauai's Unwavering Determination

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

We are on the verge of forcing insidiously powerful corporations to disclose what kinds of toxic experiments they are conducting on our land and people. And this is just the very tip of what is happening on Kauai, and what is increasingly happening around the world.

Corporate Colonialism: Pesticides, GMOs and Kauai Fights Back

Maggie Sergio | Posted 11.23.2013 | Hawaii
Maggie Sergio

What has happened on Kauai after Bill #2491 was introduced on June 30 has been dramatic. It has opened my eyes to the practices of the biotech industry, and it has angered and saddened me.

The Ugly Comparison of the Syrian Gas Attacks and Pesticide Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

This is just despicable. Reprehensible. Maria Rodale, the CEO of Rodale, Inc., has likened the purposeful murder of more than 1,400 people in Syria by sarin gas to the alleged health harms of the products of chemical companies.

GMOs Are Tearing This Tropical Paradise Apart

www.salon.com | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

According to state pesticide records, 18 tons of 22 Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs – pesticides that require special permits) are sprayed each year...

From the Experimental GMO Fields of Kauai to the TPP: Connecting the Dots

Andrea Brower | Posted 11.06.2013 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

There is no shortage of ways to move in the more sane direction of a food system that actually feeds everybody, provides decent livelihoods, and preserves ecological integrity.

GMO & Pesticide Experiments in Hawaii: Part 2, Kauai's Right to Know

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Maggie Sergio

On July 31, 2013, there will be a public hearing on the island of Kauai that has no precedent. This hearing comes a month after the first reading of...

Got Science? Pushing Back Against Corporate 'Counterfeit Science'

Seth Shulman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science
Seth Shulman

There's more to corporate counterfeit science than ghostwritten articles, however. Consider the eye-opening case of the agribusiness firm Syngenta and its product atrazine, a widely used agricultural pesticide on corn, sorghum, and sugar cane crops.

GMO & Pesticide Experiments in Hawaii: The Poisoning of Paradise

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Maggie Sergio

If action isn't taken quickly and soon, I am fearful of what the long term, unrestrained use of pesticides will do to the ecology of Hawaii. What the general public needs to know, is that GMO research in Hawaii requires the use of powerful restricted use pesticides.

Choice of Monsanto Betrays World Food Prize Purpose, Say Global Leaders

Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé

This award not only communicates a false connection between GMOs and solutions to hunger and agricultural degradation, but it also diverts attention from truly "nutritious and sustainable" agroecological approaches already proving effective.

The 2013 World Food Prize: Monopolizing the War on Hunger?

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

Apparently the way to revive lackluster seed monopolies is to guarantee them a monopoly on ending hunger. But giving the World Food Prize to the monopolies profiting from hunger is like awarding the Nobel Peace prize for going to war... wait, that's already been done.

GE Crop Thriller Leaves Bond and Bourne for Dust

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Mounting calls in the U.S. for the labeling of GE foods also represents a huge problem for the likes of Monsanto: What will happen to demand for GE seeds once consumers actually have a real choice over whether or not they consume GE food?

WATCH: GMO Ag Company Touts Seed Corn With a Bug Zapper in Every Bite

Ken Cook | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Ken Cook

Pesticide and chemical companies battling California's Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically engineered foods, are telling Californians these genetically engineered foods are perfectly safe and no different from food grown naturally.

Just Label It! So We Know When It's GMO

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.10.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

Manufacturers have decided that, if given the choice, we might not choose to buy GMO products. So, they've decided not to give us a choice, which doesn't seem very American.

Atrazine Use Rises While EPA Twiddles Its Thumbs

Andrew Wetzler | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Wetzler

It's been a good year for Syngenta, the maker of the endocrine-disrupting chemical atrazine. Last week, the company reported double-digest growth in sales and net income for the first half of 2011.

All Eyes On Iowa: An Interview With Democratic Challenger for Secretary of Agriculture, Candidate Francis Thicke

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Ragogna

One of the most important races that you haven't heard about yet in this election cycle is currently unfolding in America's Heartland. Thicke is turning heads, shining a light on current unsustainable food-production practices and oversight.