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We gathered a sample of the local news coverage and opinion pieces about our JFF team.

The Star Advertiser • October 19, 2014 “Project will study pesticide impacts”

Hawaii News Now • December 2, 2014

Hawaii Public Radio The Conversation • December 3, 2014

tgi: The Garden Island • December 14, 2014

The following are examples of coverage of this project after a draft of the report was released for public comment.

Joint statement from Kauai Legislative Delegation on Kauai’s joint fact finding study group

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association response

Honolulu Star Advertiser • March 11, 2016 “Study fails to settle Kauai pesticide dispute

Honolulu Star Advertiser editorial • March 12, 2016 “Pesticides study reassuring but that should not be the last of it”

The Garden Island editorial • March 11, 2016 “JFF report provides telling insights, conclusions”

The Washington Times • March 12, 2016 “Study calls for updated pesticide laws on Kauai”

Honolulu Star Advertiser editorial • March 20, 2016 “Kauai’s pesticide debate: Agriculture director’s dismissal of report shocking”

The Garden Island • April 19, 2016 “JFF working on final report”

Another sample of news coverage about the project after the final version of the report was released follows:

Honolulu Star Advertiser editorial • June 9, 2016 “Don’t overreact to pesticide study”

Civil Beat • May 27, 2016 “Joint fact finding process deserves support in Kauai”

HDOA response to the final report

Some House Bills introduced after the JFF project that are about pesticide use.

HB790 – Mandatory Pesticide Disclosure
HB1571 – Vegetative BZ and Disclosure
HB252 – JFF appropriations (companion to SB778)
HB1578 – Establishment of Carbon Farming Task Force (not pesticide related)HB253 – Chlorpyrifos regulation
HB254 – Pesticide Advisory Committee (companion to SB779)
HB1282 – Neonics/glyphosate ban on DLNR lands\

Peter Adler explores the dynamics of scientific and technical discussions and projects in Hawaii, including this project, on ThinkTech Hawaii on June 29, 2015.

NewsfeedThe issues under consideration of our JFF team affect communities worldwide and are subject to debate on a national and international level. Though our team is focusing primarily on Kaua’i and the local effects of pesticide use, they are also remaining current on the larger political and scientific context. You can find below an aggregation of news articles from various online sources with the keyword pesticide.