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Occupy Hilo Light Brigade and GMO Free Hawaii Island team up for a joint action to raise awareness about GMOs
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feature March 19, 2015

Pesticides in Paradise

Hawai’i has quietly undergone an agricultural revolution whereby chemical companies treat the islands as pesticide testing grounds for GE crops, but communities are fighting back.

2,4-D for widespread use on GMO crops may affect endangered species.
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Press Release September 26, 2014

Community Groups Appeal Court Decision Against Kaua‘i Pesticide Disclosure Law

Law received widespread support on the Island

Press Release April 15, 2014

Federal Court Allows Non-Profit Groups to Defend Kaua’i County on Behalf of Taxpayers

Multinational corporations challenging pesticide disclosure law

Document February 25, 2014

Kauaʻi Pesticide Intervention

Press Release February 24, 2014

Kaua‘i Community Moves to Defend Pesticide Disclosure Law

Kauaʻi law under attack by multi-billion dollar chemical companies

Document November 18, 2013

Kauaʻi County Council Pesticides Bill

Press Release November 18, 2013

Kauaʻi County Council Overrides Mayor’s Veto of Pesticide Bill

GMO companies must disclose chemicals they spray and avoid sensitive areas

Article November 18, 2013

Kaua'i Council Defies Industry, Passes Pesticide Law

Regulation law helps to protect Kaua’i citizens’ health and environment

Article November 1, 2013

Kauaʻi Mayor Ignores Constituents, Vetoes Ordinance

Ordinance would provide safeguards against pesticide exposure

Document October 31, 2013

Kaua'i Mayor Carvalho's Veto Letter

Kaua’i Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. vetoed a crucial Kaua’i City Council ordinance that passed on a 6-1 vote after a 19-hour, emotion-filled city council meeting in October 2013.

Press Release October 31, 2013

Kauaʻi Mayor Vetoes Popular Ordinance Safeguarding Public from Pesticides

Kauaʻi mayor bows to industry pressure

A corn field.
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case October 22, 2013

Defending Kaua’i Pesticide Ordinance

On the island of Kauaʻi, residents and the environment are exposed to pesticides applied to genetically engineered (GE) crops. The GE industry grows experimental and other GE crops on thousands of acres on the small island, in many places close to schools, homes, and waterways, and is known to spray some of the most toxic…

Document October 21, 2013

Kaua'i Pesticide Ordinance Letter

Earthjustice and the Center for Food Safety are prepared to intervene on behalf of community groups to defend a Kaua’i ordinance restricting the use of pesticides near sensitive areas by companies developing GMO crops, if any companies challenge the bill in court.

Article October 21, 2013

Earthjustice Will Defend Kaua’i Pesticides Ordinance

Joins in encouraging mayor to allow ordinance to become law