Kauai needs your help - stop poisoning paradise

By
Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

poison keep out

Kauai needs your help  - stop poisoning paradise

What if your neighbor had 18 tons of toxic chemicals to spray around, EVERY YEAR, and they were up wind of you?  Would you like to know what they were spraying, and when?  

People of Kauai want to know these things too.  They have neighbors who want to test tons of nasty restricted poisons on the environment. It's not right.

 What are they spraying on their GMO test crops on Kauai?

Who are they? 

Dow, Syngenta, Pioneer, and BASF

4,000 people showed up and marched to make a statement about this issue and the right to have total disclosure about what's being put into the air and onto the ground.

Learn more about their cause here and see if you can help... 

Thousands March in Support of Bill 2491 - see plenty pics!

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Real Estate General Information
Location:
Hawaii Kauai County
Groups:
Almost Anything Goes
Healthy Lifestyle - Green Lifestyle
Posts to Localism
Dedicated Bloggers
"Whacked"!!!
Tags:
toxic chemicals
kauai needs your help stop poisoning paradise
agricultural industry
gmo crops
restricted poisons
thousands march bill 2491

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
861,100
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
Broker/Owner

GOOD MORNING GEORGINA .. How are these restricted chemicals getting to the islands? No regulations or checks?

Sep 13, 2013 08:32 PM #1
Rainmaker
820,770
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Ew, Georgina, this made my skin crawl.  Why on earth would people be doing this in a populated area?  I realize there's a need to test this poison, but they should do it on themselves!!!!  Seriously, this is unacceptable. 

Sep 14, 2013 02:49 AM #2
Rainmaker
1,469,311
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thanks for your comments Gabrielle and Juli.  It's all about the money and greed has a way of opening doors and facilitating things.  I guess they thought there was such a small population that nobody would make a fuss.  I think they picked the wrong place to test their chemicals.... as if there is a right place.

Sep 14, 2013 06:02 AM #3
Rainmaker
1,312,985
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
Georgina, you pegged it right...it's all about corporate greed and if you don't speak up then it is as though you accept the consequences.
Sep 14, 2013 12:40 PM #4
Ambassador
2,079,519
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

wow, I hate to see corporate greed ruining yet another section of our beautiful planet!

Sep 14, 2013 11:30 PM #5
Ambassador
1,241,151
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Good Evening, Georgina and thank you for spreading the word and seeking help. I will reblog to help!

Sep 15, 2013 01:54 PM #6
Rainmaker
1,280,547
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Georgina - I'm sick to think that someone is polluting such a irreplaceable paradise!

Sep 15, 2013 08:18 PM #7
Rainmaker
2,239,258
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I understand about the need for corporate profits, but it should be done in a way not to harm the planet.

Make it a great week!

Sep 15, 2013 10:23 PM #8
Rainmaker
4,041,520
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Georgina, I would be up in arms too.   Hope this practice is stopped!

Sep 15, 2013 11:58 PM #9
Rainmaker
985,913
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Georgina M. Hunter is the professional to see in Haiku HI - contact her at (808) 579-8255. Keep up the good work! Have a nice day. Kauai sounds very appealing.

Sep 16, 2013 01:57 AM #10
Ambassador
1,965,610
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Georgina, it's not only about pollution, what is this stuff going to do to people and animals who eat those plants? Often these effects don't surface until years later.
Sep 16, 2013 10:04 AM #11
Ambassador
1,240,213
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Georgina,

This is horrible and the impact on the environment will call destruction to the people, the soil, crops, and wildlife and even the protected species. I think you are right when you said it is such a small place so probably no one would notice or make a fuss. I see that if this word gets out, that tourism will drop off greatly and I am sure this is a major industry in Hawaii. Well good job Georgina, keep up the fuss and spread the word as we do not want our US paradise destroyed.

Sep 17, 2013 12:45 AM #12
Rainmaker
1,333,294
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
REALTOR

Georgina - I definitely would have been one of those 4,000 people marching.

Sep 17, 2013 02:28 AM #13
Rainmaker
1,469,311
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thank you all for voicing your concern about this practice.  With enough outcry something will change.

Sep 17, 2013 04:56 AM #14
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
1,469,311

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089

Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
How can I help you?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention