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Letter: Too many misguided by herbicide hype


    Kuike Kamakea-Ohelo speaks during a community meeting on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Leilehua High School in Wahiawa. Board of Education chair Catherine Payne and superintendent Christina Kishimoto presided over a community meeting to hear concerns about the use of herbicides and pesticides on DOE school campuses. Many community members are concerned about the herbicide Roundup but DOE insists that the product is not used on Hawaii public school campuses. Its fact sheet says that herbicide use is not permitted on campuses and no products containing glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Roundup, are approved for use at schools.

I congratulate Joni Kamiya for speaking out about the anti-herbicide campaigns and legislation banning herbicides near or on school campuses (“DOE chief misguided about carcinogens,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, June 28). Read more

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