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Tired of hearing the same old industry talking points, but not sure how to respond?

Since the release of our groundbreaking report Pesticides in Paradise: Hawai'i’s Health and Environment at Risk, the agrichemical industry has deployed their monstrous PR machine to spread their typical counterpoints and misinformation. 

With the help of our partners, we’ve compiled a “cheat sheet” with many of the typical agrichemical industry talking points debunked with hard facts. Broken down with simplified answers to over 30 frequently asked questions on genetic engineering and pesticides in Hawaiʻi, this resource is a must-see for everyone working towards a safe, healthy and biodiverse food system. 

Download the PDF file (1MB) >>>


In 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that in Hawaiʻi, it is the state that can regulate commercialized GE crops and local pesticide use. What this means is that counties can’t pass regulations to protect their residents from pesticides and GE crops, but the state can – and it must. It is up to us to ramp up the pressure on Governor Ige and the Hawaiʻi State Legislature ahead of the 2017 Legislative Session.

Sign our petition and urge the Governor and Hawaiʻi State Senate to take immediate action. It's their duty to protect Hawaiʻi's keiki and environment from chronic pesticide exposure! Sign the petition HERE >>>

To learn more about the 2017 Legislative Session and bills concerning pesticide disclosure and buffer zones, visit

Social Media Kit

Sample Facebook post: 
Despite a growing public awareness, there is still a lot of confusion around the GMO issue and pesticide use in Hawaiʻi. Check out this Hawaiʻi Center for Food Safety (@HIFoodPac) “cheat sheet” with many of the typical agrichemical industry talking points debunked with hard facts. Arm yourself with knowledge and get involved the lawmaking process during the 2017 Legislative Session. LEARN MORE >>>

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Confused about the pesticide issue in HI? Bust some myths with @hifoodpac and get involved in the lawmaking process:


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