201801.10
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Contaminated Hawaiian Shorelines Leave Locals Vulnerable

Inland waters are thought to be polluted by nearby facilities operated by international agrichemical firms. As the waves continue lapping onto the western shores of the Hawaiian island of Kauai, there is increased concern by local residents that these seemingly beautiful waters are full of more than just fish. The inland waters where children surf…

201801.02
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Paradise at War: How GMOs are Tearing People Apart

Opposing views on GMOs have the state divided. To some, including many natives of Kauai, Hawaii, the facts are stacked high against GMOs. 88 percent of corn and 94 percent of soy grown in the U.S. is genetically modified The FDA has approved genetically modified (GM) crops for consumption There has never been a universally…

Paradise Lost: The Secret Pesticide Danger Looming in Hawaii
201711.14
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Paradise Lost: The Secret Pesticide Danger Looming in Hawaii

Pesticides sprayed on genetically modified corn are potentially having a dangerous effect on residents of Hawaii. So, why aren’t questions being answered? A storm has been brewing over the last three years in reference to something quite tiny: corn kernels. On one side, companies claim that the plant is a cash crop across Hawaii. On…

Pesticides: the War on Both Sides of the Fence
201711.08
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Pesticides: the War on Both Sides of the Fence

Hawaii has become the new ground-zero in the war over pesticides and GMOs (genetically modified organisms). The Hawaiian islands have evolved into a base for the development of genetically engineered corn as well as other crops that are sold around the world. Chemical companies have relocated to the state, and where sugar cane and pineapples…