How Monsanto Failed to Stop Hawaii Legislature From Banning Chlorpyrifos Lawmakers Placed Public Health Over Dubious Claims by Pesticide Lobbyists

Posted by - May 7, 2018

Hawai’i’s new pesticide bill passed last week made our state the first in the nation to ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. State legislators managed to pass this historic legislation in the face of intense pressure from the agrochemical industry, which has relied on  corrupted science and media misinformation to unduly influence representatives and agencies in

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Hawai’i Will Become First State in USA to Ban Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Robust People-Powered Effort Pressures Lawmakers to Pass Historic Pesticide Bill That Includes Buffer Zones & Disclosure

Posted by - April 30, 2018

In a victory for people power, Hawai’i is about to become the first state in the nation to ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. The ban is part of a historic new pesticide regulation bill that had already passed the House, and on Friday, April 27, passed the Senate Conference Committee. The bill, after enormous opposition from

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New Harmful Pesticide Bills Offer Hawai’i Hope The Battle Against Toxic Pesticides Has Met With Little Legislative Action Until Now

Posted by - February 27, 2018

    The fight against the harmful use of pesticides in Hawai’i has been a slow and strenuous battle. From birth defects reported on Kaua’i to the federal court overruling the SHAKA Movement-lead GMO moratorium, the battle against pesticides has been met with little, or at least not sufficient, legislative action. But, as of this

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“Poison Papers” and Major Monsanto Document Release Exposes Toxicity and Collusion Historic Disclosures Prove That Safety of FDA and EPA-Approved Chemicals Were Based on Tobacco Industry-like Collusion Promoting Demonstrably Faked Science

Posted by - August 2, 2017

More than 100,000 pages of documents exposing how the chemical industry and government regulators knew about the extraordinary toxicity of many chemical products, yet worked together to conceal this information from the public and the press, were made publicly available last week through a remarkable project called the Poison Papers. This morning, a second group

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Inspector General of EPA to Investigate Possible Safety Coverup of Monsanto’s Roundup Did EPA Exec Collude with Industry to Kill Cancer Link Evidence and Scientific Review?

Posted by - June 10, 2017

The high probability of collusion between a high-ranking Environmental Protection Agency official and Monsanto managers has prompted the EPA’s Inspector General to mount an investigation. As reported in Huffpost, the investigation was prompted by a request from Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California) to discover if the EPA staffer conspired with the agricultural giant to bias research on

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Tulsi Gabbard Emerges as Nation’s Leading Combat Vet for Peace in Inspirational Maui Speech Tells Overflowing Town Hall Audience She Opposes Wars “Based on False Intelligence and Lies.”

Posted by - April 22, 2017

A foremost voice for peace in our nation, fueled by the aloha spirit, Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard spoke on Maui last night condemning America’s fixation with regime change. The inspirational speech before around 1,000 Maui residents frequently drew applause. The event completed Gabbard’s statewide tour, drawing twice as many people to the Maui Arts &

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Monsanto Violates Maui County Agreement by Failing to Disclose Local Usage of Restricted Pesticides New April 18 Finding by International Tribunal in Hague Finds Evidence of Corporate “Ecocide” by World’s Most Nefarious Agrochemical Giant

Posted by - April 20, 2017

The agro-chemical giant Monsanto has painted itself as a kindly company bringing needed jobs to Maui and Molokai. They neglect to mention in their PR that they are drenching Maui’s farm land with dangerous cocktails of toxic pesticides. In their official 2015 report prepared for the County of Maui, under the heading Restricted Use Pesticides

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The Poisoning of Democracy: Backroom Torpedoes Sink State Pesticide Law Pesticide Industry Asserts Backroom Power to Stop Common Sense Public Health Disclosure Law by State Legislature

Posted by - April 18, 2017

The 2017 Hawaii State Legislature deserves an “F” for failing to regulate in any way whatsoever Hawaii’s largest users of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP). Most egregiously they failed to step up and ban chlorpyrifos, a known neurotoxin used widely to kill insects on the genetically engineered cornfields located on Molokai, Kauai, Maui, and  the north

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Trump Administration Gives Thumbs Up to Monsanto Spraying Toxic Pesticide on Maui Protecting Children’s Health Less Important Than Increasing Corporate Profits

Posted by - March 31, 2017

Against the advice of the Environmental Protection Agency’s own scientists, President Trump’s newly appointed EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, has refused to ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos. “We are returning to using sound science in decision-making, rather than predetermined results,” said Pruitt. Monsanto reportedly sprays around 140 acres of land on Maui and Molokai with the

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State Legislature Kills Vital Pesticide Transparency Bill Secret Backroom Deal Leaves No Fingerprints or Public Record of Vote

Posted by - March 24, 2017

Hopes ran high for a proposed bill that would have helped inform and empower Hawaii’s residents about the impact of toxic restricted-use pesticides. But House Bill 790 sank after pushback from the powerful biotech industry and resistance from the old guard. “The lawmakers who opposed this measure should be ashamed,” says Ashley Lukens, director of the Hawaii Center for

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