If you care about the health risks and wonder about the integrity of the agrochemical companies operations in Hawaii, please, please, please take a moment to read this and share it with your friends and neighbors.
****The New England Journal of Medicine – GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1505660
“The first of the two developments that raise fresh concerns about the safety of GM crops is a 2014 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve Enlist Duo, a new combination herbicide comprising glyphosate plus 2,4-D…”
“In our view, the science and the risk assessment supporting the Enlist Duo decision are flawed. The science consisted solely of toxicologic studies commissioned by the herbicide manufacturers in the 1980s and 1990s and never published, not an uncommon practice in U.S. pesticide regulation.
These studies predated current knowledge of low-dose, endocrine-mediated, and epigenetic effects and were not designed to detect them. The risk assessment gave little consideration to potential health effects in infants and children, thus contravening federal pesticide law. It failed to consider ecologic impact, such as effects on the monarch butterfly and other pollinators. It considered only pure glyphosate, despite studies showing that formulated glyphosate that contains surfactants and adjuvants is more toxic than the pure compound.”
****DuPont And The Chemistry of Deception: by Sharon Lerner (first in three part series) This article was reported in partnership with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. A well written and powerful investigative report. https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/08/11/dupont-chemistry-deception/
“DuPont scientists had closely studied the chemical for decades and through their own research knew about some of the dangers it posed. Yet rather than inform workers, people living near the plant, the general public, or government agencies responsible for regulating chemicals, DuPont repeatedly kept its knowledge secret.
Another revelation about C8 makes all of this more disturbing and gives the upcoming trials, the first of which will be held this fall in Columbus, Ohio, global significance: This deadly chemical that DuPont continued to use well after it knew it was linked to health problems is now practically everywhere.
A man-made compound that didn’t exist a century ago, C8 is in the blood of 99.7 percent of Americans, according to a 2007 analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as in newborn human babies, breast milk, and umbilical cord blood.”
****In case you missed it earlier: Here is the entire 4 minute video of remarks I delivered to the Syngenta Shareholders Meeting held in Basel Switzerland. https://youtu.be/e0zz7cV_Qe8
****And if you are not familiar with the who, what and why we went to Switzerland in the first place here is the full story. https://garyhooser.wordpress.com/2015/05/03/from-kauai-to-switzerland-why-we-went-what-we-accomplished-and-whats-next/
****Finally: WATCH THIS 23 MINUTE FILM – IT IS EXTRAORDINARY http://ainafeeds.us/film ʻĀINA means “that which feeds us” in the Hawaiian language. This 23 minute film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental and health crises facing the island of Kauaʻi – and of island Earth.