Monday, 24 November 2014 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • The Craving for Democracy

    Craving real democracy, many people are unwilling to participate in an electoral game that does not provide any form of genuine popular control over decisions that affect people's well-being and freedom.

  • Tough Lessons for Rahm

    The number of black educators in Chicago's public schools dropped precipitously. With actions that disproportionately affected black teachers, that pattern continued under Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Paradise Lost: Truthout Interviews Mike Ludwig on Hawaii's Fight Against GMOs

Sunday, 24 November 2013 14:05 By Ted Asregadoo, Truthout | Video

Media

Truthout depends on you to continue producing grassroots journalism and disseminating conscientious visions for a brighter future. Contribute now by clicking here!

When you think of the Hawaiian Islands, you don't automatically think of genetically modified organisms -- unless maybe it's part of a storyline in the TV show LOST or The X-Files. However, Truthout reporter, Mike Ludwig, went to the Aloha State and visited the island of Kauai to write about the way in which the "Garden Isle" has become a laboratory of sorts for research and the testing of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. These tests involve, among other things, the use of large amounts of pesticides to see how genetically modified corn and soy reacts to its exposure. The uses of those pesticides are allegedly having a deleterious effect on the residents and environment in Waimea. So much so, that many residents have spearheaded a movement to ban its use in GMO research. My conversation with Mike touches on some of the information he gathered for his article on Truthout, and it should concern us not as something that's happening "over there," but rather as something that could possibly leapfrog its way to the mainland and beyond.

Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Ted Asregadoo

Ted Asregadoo is a Truthout contributor. Follow his YouTube channel.

Related Stories

On the Front Lines of Hawaii's GMO War
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | News

Hide Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
GET DAILY TRUTHOUT UPDATES

FOLLOW togtorsstottofb


Paradise Lost: Truthout Interviews Mike Ludwig on Hawaii's Fight Against GMOs

Sunday, 24 November 2013 14:05 By Ted Asregadoo, Truthout | Video

Media

Truthout depends on you to continue producing grassroots journalism and disseminating conscientious visions for a brighter future. Contribute now by clicking here!

When you think of the Hawaiian Islands, you don't automatically think of genetically modified organisms -- unless maybe it's part of a storyline in the TV show LOST or The X-Files. However, Truthout reporter, Mike Ludwig, went to the Aloha State and visited the island of Kauai to write about the way in which the "Garden Isle" has become a laboratory of sorts for research and the testing of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. These tests involve, among other things, the use of large amounts of pesticides to see how genetically modified corn and soy reacts to its exposure. The uses of those pesticides are allegedly having a deleterious effect on the residents and environment in Waimea. So much so, that many residents have spearheaded a movement to ban its use in GMO research. My conversation with Mike touches on some of the information he gathered for his article on Truthout, and it should concern us not as something that's happening "over there," but rather as something that could possibly leapfrog its way to the mainland and beyond.

Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.

Ted Asregadoo

Ted Asregadoo is a Truthout contributor. Follow his YouTube channel.

Related Stories

On the Front Lines of Hawaii's GMO War
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | News

Hide Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus