By Christina Sarich
Maui’s State Department of Transportation just agreed not to spray Monsanto’s Roundup along roadways. All purchases of the glyphosate-based, carcinogenic weed killer have been halted, according to Maui Mama. What’s more, the department is about to change the signs on all of their spray trucks to say “Certified Organic Herbicide.”
Beyond Pesticides has also agreed to teach county workers how to make the switch from the health-damaging Roundup chemical applications to a non-toxic solution, FREE OF CHARGE. The county of Maui has yet to take the offer to heart, but with some world-wide support, they could be gently urged to do so.
Any move away from herbicide application in Hawaii is an enormous win for the people who live there, since the state has been treated as ground zero by companies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF Plant Sciences, and Dow Chemical for the spraying of agricultural chemicals for genetically modified crop trials for decades now. Paradise has been poisoned for far too long, and Hawaii’s impeccable ecosystem is affected just as adversely as human health by the use of industrial pesticides and herbicides.
Posted on May 20, 2016 by Boulderdash