Mahi Pono director of community relations Tiare Lawrence told a politically active local businessman in January that there would be “a lot of money available” if he ran against South Maui State Representative Tina Wildberger in this year’s election. The businessman recently confirmed the conversation to MauiTime, but asked that his name not be used in print. The phone call … [Read more...] about Mahi Pono Plays Politics: What’s the end game?
Dr. Lorrin Pang A sample of potatoes from Mahi Pono’s recent donation to the Hawaii Foodbank on O‘ahu show insignificant amounts of the heavy metals cadmium and lead, a trace of the herbicide chlorpropham, and nothing else, according to the results of lab testing recently commissioned by MauiTime. The tests were conducted by Anresco Laboratories of San Francisco on a sample … [Read more...] about It’s Not the Potatoes, It’s the Pesticide – Public health expert to Mahi Pono: ‘Quit spraying stuff!’
Mahi Pono, Maui’s largest landowner and agricultural entity, was allegedly cautioned by an agricultural agent earlier this month for failing to follow proper procedures when applying Gramoxone, an herbicide product that contains paraquat — one of the most toxic chemicals in use today and one that’s been banned internationally. That’s the story that’s been racing through Maui … [Read more...] about Would You Like a Side of Paraquat with Those Potatoes? Mahi Pono has no comment on its alleged misuse of the highly toxic, widely banned chemical
Activists at the State Capitol in January 2016 protest Monsanto's use of Methyl-Parathion (aka Penncap-M). On Nov. 21, 2019, Monsanto admitted to using the banned chemical on Maui in 2014. The year was 2014, and Maui was in the middle of a political revolution: For the first time in the county’s history, a voters’ initiative made it onto the ballot, signalling an … [Read more...] about Monsanto to Pay $10.2M for Illegal Pesticide Use: Kihei residents and activists warned about violations for years
Giant agro-chemical corporations and environmental advocates can agree on at least one thing: Glyphosate is an efficient killer. The chemical, also known by the trade names Roundup and Ranger Pro, was developed and marketed by Monsanto in the ‘70s to kill weeds, and since then has become the most heavily used herbicide in the world. Where agro-chemical corporations and … [Read more...] about Beyond Pesticides Urges Maui County to Eliminate Glyphosate