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...

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...

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...

November 14, 2017

Carol Burgess (neé Carol Merrill of “Let’s Make A Deal” TV-show fame) moved to Hawaii in the late 1980’s and quickly became an environmental activist. She founded Hawaii’s Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides and successfully spearheaded herbicide-free parks and ro...

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