Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Syngenta in Switzerland Urged to Drop Suit Against Kauai GMO Pesticide Law

Category : Global News

Syngenta HQ in Basel

Syngenta headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. (by Latschari, WikiCommons)

 

At the annual shareholders meeting of the Syngenta Corporation in Basel, Switzerland, Kauai County Council member Gary Hooser urged the transnational chemical giant to withdraw from its lawsuit against the Hawaiian island county.

Syngenta in January 2014 joined with Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer and BASF in a federal suit to block the enforcement of controversial Kauai Ordinance 960, which regulates testing agrochemicals on GMO seed crops on the garden island.

Enacted in late 2013 by Kauai County Council in an override of the island mayor’s veto, Ordinance 960 requires the GMO seed companies to disclose when and where and how much they spray toxic chemicals on their test crops. The law also requires a 500 foot buffer between the testing areas and local schools, hospital and homes.

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Kauai Writers Conference

Small 2015 Kauai Writers Conference a Big Success

Category : Book News

Learn how to publish your book at Kauai Writers ConferencesThe second annual 2015 Kauai Writers Conference exceeded expectations. Much smaller and more intimate than the former Maui Writers Conference, the May 1-3 event on Kauai’s legendary Coconut Coast attracted twice the attendance as the inaugural conference last year and more than three times as many presenters.

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