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Kauai community perseveres against agribusiness bullying

By Gary L. Hooser

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 20, 2013

~~<p>The Kafkaesque threat by Syngenta attorney Paul Alston to sue the people of Kauai County for the right to spray their toxic chemicals next to schools, hospitals and homes is disturbing at best. What kind of world do we live in where large chemical companies are allowed to bully and intimidate small communities attempting only to protect the health and environment of their neighborhoods?</p>
<p>Syngenta is the inventor of the chemical atrazine, which is banned throughout the European Union, including within Syngenta's host country Switzerland, yet this company applies it by the ton, year after year on Kauai and around our state.</p>
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The Kafkaesque threat by Syngenta attorney Paul Alston to sue the people of Kauai County for the right to spray their toxic chemicals next to schools, hospitals and homes is disturbing at best. What kind of world do we live in where large chemical companies are allowed to bully and intimidate small communities attempting only to protect the health and environment of their neighborhoods?

Syngenta is the inventor of the chemical atrazine, which is banned throughout the European Union, including within Syngenta's host country Switzerland, yet this company applies it by the ton, year after year on Kauai and around our state. Login for more...



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