Stop Poisoning Paradise Fundraising

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SUBHEAD: Your action now will have a lasting impact on the future of Kauai agriculture and the health of the people.

By Elijah Frank on 28 June 2013 for Ohana O Kauai -

Image above: Preparing for GMO corn open field test KEO-31301 with an application of unidentified pesticides adjacent Polihale State Park (at left) on the Mana Plain. Visitors to the state park camping overnight were unaware of this pesticide application and the inherent danger it posed. From (

The people of Kauai have 60 days to pass a vital ordinance, Bill 2491 Related to Pesticides and Genetically Modified Organisms, that will regulate the production of genetically modified organisms and the pesticides used to grow those organisms on our island.

Five commercial agriculture companies, four of them growing genetically modified crops account for 99% of the 3.5 tons of restricted use pesticides that are used annually on Kaua’i (Source: Restricted Use Pesticides Sold on Kauai 2010-2012, Department of Agriculture).

The people of Kauai have the right to know what pesticides and what genetically modified organisms are being used and the potential impacts that these substances are likely to have on our health and the environment.

Image above: Detail of pesticide warning label from photograph above indicating that application of poison was made at 6:20pm on 1/24/13 and that the field should not be enbtered until 6:20am the next morning. 
Ohana O Kaua’i will be campaigning for 60 days to “Pass the Bill” and we are asking for donations to fund this historic campaign. Our goal is $18,000 to fund the hard costs of outreach through media outlets and organizing our communities.

All funds raised will go to the hard costs of these efforts. No one on our team is being paid for this - it's a labor of love for our children, for the aina and for the future of our precious island.

Your action now will have a lasting impact on the future of Kauai agriculture and the health of the people of Kauai and our environment. Donations can be made through our non-profit Hawaii Seed by clicking the donate button on the following link:!donate/c1ghi or go directtly to Paypal.

Please contact me directly any time.


Elijah Frank
Ohana O Kauai
(808) 391-1407

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See also:
Ea O Ka Aina: Big Island Anti GMO Bill 6/27/13
Ea O Ka Aina: Regulation of GMOs & Pesticides 6/27/13


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