Several large agri-businesses test their pesticide resistant GMO crops in Hawaii. This testing leads to repeated and intensive spraying of test crops, sometimes near schools and residential areas. This ban leads the way forward for further restrictions on pesticide use in US states.
Tuesday Hawaii made history, as it became the first state in the U.S. to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos , a highly toxic neurotoxin that causes significant damage to brain development in children. The pesticide’s detrimental health effects led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Obama administration to […]