Reader Survey: Do you trust Mahi Pono? Why or why not? Vote and leave a comment below for a chance to appear in print! #coconutpoll https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MahiPono … [Read more...] about Coconut Poll: Mahi Pono
Mahi Pono, Maui’s largest landowner, sprayed the highly toxic chemical paraquat on fields near the Maui Baseyard in Pu‘unene six times last September and October, according to Hawai‘i’s Department of Agriculture Annual Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) Reporting Forms. MauiTime obtained the forms through a Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) request. Based on weather data for … [Read more...] about Mahi Pono’s Pesticide Files: Mahi Pono uses paraquat and another chemical toxic to marine life and bees. Is it practicing sustainable agriculture?
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?
Mahi Pono, Maui’s largest landowner and agricultural entity, was allegedly cautioned by an agricultural extension 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 … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Would You Like a Side of Paraquat with Those Potatoes? Mahi Pono sidesteps questions on its use of the highly toxic, widely banned chemical
Photo courtesy Lory Marques. Plaintiff Max Coleman required surgery to correct an improperly formed tube connecting his kidney to his bladder. The lawsuit claims pesticide drift from neighboring Monsanto fields led to in utero exposure to pesticides, causing the birth defect. An attorney representing two Maui families in a lawsuit against Monsanto responded Tuesday to the … [Read more...] about ‘Criminal Disregard’: Attorney representing Maui families responds to Monsanto’s admission of guilt