Bill Works to Raise Regulations on Restricted-Use Pesticides
201805.16
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Bill Works to Raise Regulations on Restricted-Use Pesticides

As the use of dangerous pesticides continues, a potential bill is in the works to increase protection for the public. The Hawaii state House unanimously voted to pass a bill that would establish regulations on users of restricted-use pesticides. Specifically, Senate Bill 3095 would create usage, reporting, and location requirements for agricultural businesses that utilize…

Cezar Chavez Day–The Commonwealth Not Helping Common People
201803.31
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Cezar Chavez Day–The Commonwealth Not Helping Common People

America remembers Cezar Chavez’s work to fight for the lives of farmworkers and the working poor. On March 31, the United States recognizes Cesar Chavez Day as an opportunity to celebrate the lasting legacy of civil rights leader and labor activist Cesar Chavez. A farm worker himself, Chavez later went on to become co-founder of…

201802.22
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The Scientific Connection Between Pesticides & Birth Defects

People are taking sides in the debate focusing on connection between pesticides and birth defects. The question of whether pregnant women who live and/or work around high levels of pesticide use, particularly on Kauai’s Westside, should be concerned about birth defects continues to be a contentious topic for debate, but the science is mounting against…

The Hawaiian Problem with Increased Pesticides and Pregnancy
201802.15
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The Hawaiian Problem with Increased Pesticides and Pregnancy

Study shows direct connection between pesticide exposure and risks beyond poor pregnancy outcomes. According to a recent study, women who ate more fruits and vegetables containing high amounts of pesticide residue were less likely to get pregnant or have a live birth following infertility treatments. In comparison with women who ate less than one serving…

New Agreement Yields New Regs for Weed Killer Dicamba
201801.31
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New Agreement Yields New Regs for Weed Killer Dicamba

An end-goal of damage reduction leads the EPA and three major biotech firms to agree to stricter regulations for a popular herbicide, but is it enough? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with agricultural and chemical manufacturers, including Monsanto, to reduce damage caused by a weed killer that can drift and hurt…