Carroll, and Kauai County Councilman Gary Hooser talk about GMOs.
Gary Hooser tells us the GMO ballot issues on Kauai and Maui are very different, but commercials are trying to tie the two together, duping the public about what they are voting on. And, why are they broadcast statewide when voting is local to their communities? Pay attention before you vote. Big money and trickery are at work.
Besides Dow Chemical, Gary names other big, foreign chemical companies testing their products on Kauai because the chemicals are banned in their own countries. Not only that, the companies do not notify communities about chemical drift, and if there are inspection reports, they do not make them available to the public. There is a high degree of secrecy and a complete lack of oversight. Gary tells us, surprisingly the birth defect registry has not been updated since 2005, so there is no way to prove harm if defects can be connected to pesticides, even though doctors are starting to take note. The unfortunate reality about many products are, one day they are safe, the next day they are banned. How many times have we heard that? Even testing is compromised based on what species are chosen and manipulated for the test. Now we are being deliberately lied to, and we know it.
The bigger problem is not the threat to farming, it is the issue of transparency by big business. Let's fix that first.
Once again, callers ask good questions and make good points. Thank you to our listeners!
Gary tell us about HAPA, a grassroots, 501(c)3 organization taking on the GMO business. HAPA can also be reached at:
Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action
Post Office Box 1534
Kapaa, Hawaii 96746
See more about Gary Hooser at www.garyhooser.com
Carroll also talks about the lack of action by the state on the Sand Island oil spill he reported last week, and the proposed homeless shelter on Sand Island.
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