According to the authorities, Maui’s State Department of Transportation has just agreed not to put Monsanto’s Roundup beside roadways. All purchases of this cancer causing herbicide is banned. Moreover, they are determined to switch to certified organic herbicides.
In addition, Beyond Pesticides has agreed to teach the local county workers free of charge how to switch for Roundup to a non-toxic solution. This is a huge win for the people who live there. They are also cheering up the decision of their government. The people here were suffering from these harmful pesticides for decades now.
But, due to the fact that this country was poisoned for a long time, there are many damages that are already done. The Hawaiian ecosystem is very much affected from the harmful chemicals.
According to the experts, the usage of these toxic chemicals led to many diseases in this place. Birth damages and cancer cases are just few of them. But, people here were shocked when they found out that US Department of Agriculture wants to release mutagenic and carcinogenic toxins in order to deal with the fruit flies. However, Hawaiian people still got hope.
Considering the fact that Monsanto’s Roundup is the world’s most used glyphosate, it was not an easy job to do. But, they somehow managed to remove Roundup from the parks and roadways. So, this is a large step forward to completely release our soil from toxic chemicals. According to some relevant studies, more thatn 9.5 million tons of carcinogenic chemicals were released into the fields worldwide. So the county’s officials thought that this was enough and decided to remove this toxic glyphosate from their use.
However, they always need an extra support for their actions. In that order, they invite every people from Hawaii to stand up and join their movement towards organic island. We must make a change now, in order our loved ones to have healthier life in front of them.