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The Hawai‘i County Council Committee on Agriculture, Water, Energy and Environmental Management voted 7-0 today to advance Bill 101, a pesticide ban in Hawai‘i County, with a positive recommendation to the Council late Tuesday night.

The bill prohibits the use of toxic...

October 7, 2019

The safety of glyphosate herbicides (one common brand name is Roundup) and others used by the county became a much-discussed topic after a visit to Hawaii in June by Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, who won the first lawsuit against Monsanto after contracting non-Hodgkins lympho...

September 25, 2019

Finally, all the hard work we've done in maintaining parks without Roundup is bringing the desired results. In Honoka'a and Waimea, the county will be taking over the maintenance of the parks from the volunteers and continue doing it without chemical herbicides! And in...

June 22, 2019

To watch the video, go to: https://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2019/06/22/video-hawaii-officials-hear-round-up-dangers-from-man-who-sued-monsanto-bayer/

Hawaii County directors of three agencies — Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and Finance — met Friday with a man wh...

May 19, 2019

Kapoho Beach Lots on the Big Island had seven miles of private roads, paved with Chip & Seal. For decades, the Road Board believed they needed to spray the edge of all the roadsides with Roundup to keep weeds from growing into the road and cracking it. This included la...

May 15, 2019

If you are an administrator, public or private, you are liable for the workplace practices that occur under your supervision or authority. Likewise, if you are an employer, public or private, you are responsible for the actions and inactions of your administrators/man...

March 23, 2019

This study is the latest evidence that glyphosate herbicides are so pervasive that residues can be found in foods not produced by farmers using glyphosate.

As U.S. regulators continue to dance around the issue of testing foods for residues of glyphosate weed killers, go...

February 2, 2019

Pualani Estates Park in Kona kept pesticide-free by Bridgehouse volunteers.

This is the second year of a volunteer lāhui, including myself and Bridgehouse Treatment Program, that have kept two large Kona, Big Island, parks pesticide-free. At Pualani Estates and Ali'ikai...

January 22, 2019

  • by Kat Gal in Healthy Holistic Living, December 19, 2018

Superior Court Judge Ruled That Bayer-Monsanto Is Guilty

They’ve been waiting for the news about how San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos would rule in a certain case. Would she rul...

January 21, 2019

1. Public Safety

Application of chemical weed killers, according to their label, requires restriction of access to treated areas for a number of hours. This signage poses significant operational costs... it is currently not followed by the County of Hawaii. Failure to r...

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