by Christina Sarich, Natural Society:
Gary Hooser stands up for the island of Kaua’i as one of the city council members and one of the few former senators who is speaking out against biotech. Specifically, this fight is against biotech giant Syngenta, a company which doesn’t even spray its own chemicals in its native country of Switzerland.
As Hooser points out, one of Syngenta’s main GMO chemicals – Atrazine – is sprayed all over Kaua’i. It is even sprayed near school children and hospitals. It is not sprayed in Switzerland because it is illegal there. Snygenta also sprays paraquat, a highly toxic weedkiller which has been banned in 36 countries around the world. Yet this and four other highly toxic chemicals that have been banned elsewhere are sprayed in Hawaii.
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