Saturday, February 25 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pesticides In Paradise

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Did you know children exposed to certain kinds of pesticides, in utero, are 7 TIMES more likely to have developmental delays and behavioral issues?

Recently, public debate about the human and environmental health risks of restricted-use pesticides has intensified in Hawai‘i, and communities across the islands are demanding reliable, transparent information about the activities of pesticide-seed companies applying these highly toxic chemicals near schools, homes and hospitals and nursing homes.

Join Ashley Lukens, Director of Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety for a talk on "Pesticides in Paradise," a discussion to educate the public with information on island pesticide use and bolster community efforts to hold the industry accountable for the long-term impacts of its practices. Ashley will also review the "Pesticides in Paradise Report," which offers the first comprehensive analysis of available data related to GE crop and pesticide testing in Hawai‘i, and reviews over 150 medical and scientific studies about the human health and environmental impacts of pesticide exposure.
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Ashley Lukens

Ashley Lukens is the Director of the Hawaii Center for Food Safety. Her work focuses on issues of human and environmental health as they relate to the food system. She has her PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where her research examined community-led... Read More →

Saturday February 25, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
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