Last week, MauiTime publisher Tommy Russo saw something on his way to work that made him pull over and take photos – and no, it wasn’t for the ‘Gram. Rather, the unfortunately unsexy pictures taken beside Hana Highway show a Hawai‘i Gas employee covered head to toe, face-strapped with a respirator and spraying glyphosate (Roundup) in the company's lot, which is adjacent to … [Read more...] about So, how cool are we with Roundup?
Maui GMO Initiative
So the other legal shoe finally dropped yesterday: as they promised, the forces lined up against the Maui County GMO Initiative filed suit in U.S. District Court in Honolulu against the County of Maui to have the measure overturned (click here for Honolulu Civil Beat's story on the filing, which also contains a pdf of the lawsuit itself). The measure, which becomes law when the … [Read more...] about Attorneys Declare ‘Mission Accomplished’ In War Over Maui GMO Initiative
You read that headline right. The SHAKA Movement, along with five Maui GMO Initiative proponents, is suing the County of Maui, Monsanto and Dow Agrosciences over... something. Seriously, I have no idea. See, this makes no sense because the pro-GMO Initiative forces won the election. That means the Initiative, which halts the growing of genetically engineered crops in Maui … [Read more...] about SHAKA Movement Sues County of Maui, Monsanto & Dow Over Maui GMO Initiative
[Ed. Note: After we published this post, Dick Mayer said he'd made an error by including blank votes in the Percent Yes calculations. We've updated the post to include his revised, and simplified, numbers.] Dick Mayer likes numbers. "They're fun for me to look at," he told me. Mayer's a former UH Maui College economics professor as well as observer and analyst of Maui … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Breaking Down The Maui County GMO Initiative Votes