Maui Completely Stops Spraying RoundUp, Switches to Organic Herbicides


Note: Way to go Maui!!!

While this is a GREAT step forward in eradicating Round-up from Maui, unfortunately there’s no mention here of a complete ban. Meaning homeowners, business’s and agriculture will still be drenching the island in toxins.

But nonetheless, it’s a first step. Here on the Big Island, we’re fighting an uphill battle trying to pass similar legislation to ban Round-up from roadsides.

FYI..the chemical assault here is so bad, in 2013 a good friend  of mine witnessed the state spraying Agent Orange on foliage next to beach’s where people swim – the spray tank had a hazard warning that said Agent Orange…she couldn’t believe what she witnessed . Honestly, this BS makes my blood boil! It’s genocide in it’s most insidious form – silent and long acting so no one can point the finger at the state, or the manufacturers.

Much love, {~A~}

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(UR) Maui, Hawaii — Maui’s State Department of Transportation just agreed not to spray Monsanto’s RoundUp along roadways. All purchases of the glyphosate-based, carcinogenic weed killer have been halted, according to Maui Mama. What’s more, the department is about to change the signs on all of their spray trucks to say “Certified Organic Herbicide.”

Beyond Pesticides has also agreed to teach county workers how to make the switch from the health-damaging RoundUp chemical applications to a non-toxic solution, FREE OF CHARGE. The county of Maui has yet to take the offer to heart, but with some world-wide support, they could be gently urged to do so.

Any move away from herbicide application in Hawaii is an enormous win for the people who live there, since the state has been treated as ground zero by companies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF Plant Sciences, and Dow Chemical for the spraying of agricultural chemicals for genetically modified crop trials for decades now. Paradise has been poisoned for far too long, and Hawaii’s impeccable ecosystem is affected just as adversely as human health by the use of industrial pesticides and herbicides.

Just seven of the highly toxic chemicals most commonly used (including RoundUp) on the test fields has been linked to a variety of serious health problems ranging from childhood cognitive disorders to cancer.

Moreover, just recently, Hawaii residents were shocked to learn that the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to spray carcinogenic and mutagenic toxins into the environment to eradicate fruit flies. It seems the spraying never ends — but there’s hope.

 

http://undergroundreporter.org/maui-stops-spraying-roundup/

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