Kauai hui wants state, Syngenta to conduct environmental assessment
LIHUE — A Kauai hui involved in a lawsuit against the Hawaii Department of Natural Resources and the agroscience company Syngenta is continuing efforts to require the seed company to conduct an environmental review of their ongoing operations on the island’s Westside.
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Funny how Kauai is trying to be anti agriculture. Just what we need, making farming even more expensive and less sustainable. I cannot understand how people feel comfortable attacking our ag industry.
The best way to find out if the judge or politicians are bias is to check their bank accounts and see if they were “influenced” by Syngenta money. It is a fact that on a number of occasions, school children had to be sent to hospitals after smelling a strange odor coming from the fields being sprayed by Syngenta. Don’t wait another 30 years like in the case of Agent Orange to take effect when Syngenta goes bankrupt and unable to pay for damages!
Kimo – Do you realize Syngenta is a chemical company not an ag. company? Kaua’i needs real food production not GMO chemical testing by chemical companies. Why not do an EIS? What are you afraid of?
@harry oyama – Let’s check your accounts and see how much Center for food Safety (an antithetical name) is paying you to be such a public numbskull.
“We can see the damage that is being done to our land and to endangered birds and marine life.”
Too late Cabebe! That stuff happened by the sugar plantations before you were born. DUH!
What is the rational for not doing the testing being asked for? It isn’t like people aren’t scared for good reason. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of examples of the “government” promising us that “everything is fine” only to find out that it isn’t. Let’s take a random event that happened in Michigan. The flame retardant, PBB was mixed in with cattle food and the cows were slaughtered and people ate them. Now they are dying from cancers and kidney problems and other diseases.
Not exactly the same, but the government did say “no problem”, and the companies selling the contaminated beef did say “no problem”. So why should people believe that the government and/or the corporation isn’t lying?