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why mere valley. was my school. lease is the way i learned to hunt and fish. to enjoy. this whole valley. i used to go hunting from here i'd saddle up my mules and that right all the way into the valley. valley was a very. self-sustaining neighborhood. a lot of the people were hunted some were fishermen a lot of them had small businesses of the own a lot of the people were farmers we weren't they gantz. agriculture because all of the farmers up here were all taro farm us. so we all had to work hard and we all had to respect each other. the values that
were given to us by our family he taught you all do scenes that you need in your life to survive. i was raised by immigrant. to appreciate what i am. has given me. but some of reduced. stablish many of the large sugar plantations was kind of the colonial force that really hold these islands into the chains of global capital agricultural production and left behind the legacy of consolidated land ownership control over water rights and really that this thing franchise men and marginalization of indigenous people and their homelands. my home is located in and. in a place no one has caught on the west side of. 6 years ago i was awarded hawaiian homestead mixed blessing was that i had annoyed the what i would be surrounded by
a few years after moving to that neighborhood in the late 1980 s. with a lot of the sugarcane plantations shutting down and with economy overly dependent on tourism policymakers in both hawaii and washington started conversations about making hawaii a center of biotechnology research both to diversify the economy and to take over some of the agricultural economy that was being lost we had the highest number of open air field test sites of anywhere in the nation we've had over 3300 hermit's issued for such testing sense that began in the early ninety's.
the longer fruit in these fields and be experimented with see. why these climate means multiple formulations can be tested in the same fields will you it's all about the chemicals and the reason it's all about the chemicals is that the g.m. seed companies are also the chemical companies and they are breeding seeds that then depends totally on the chemicals that they also manufacture. in genetic engineering unlike what happens in nature where you have sex and you have mating of organisms in genetic engineering you're doing it in a test tube where you're transferring genes from one organism into another organism
or you're editing the genome of that organism using cut and paste techniques let's say you have a tomato and you want to make the tomato resilient or impervious to cold and much more durable you could take the genes of a flounder and transfer it into the genome of the tomato. they're not interested in feeding the world there is didn't feeding their bottom line and the bottom line is selling more and more chemicals disaster they make that's what the shareholders want feeding the world was always a greenwashing of a technology whose aim was to sell more chemicals chemical companies are experimenting in hawaii with these g.m. seeds using many many times allowable limits of pesticides using pesticides that are banned in europe. because of their potential danger both to the environment and human health.
restrict and use pesticides are are those that have been banned for residential use by the federal government because of evidence that they are harmful to human health in 2000 the e.p.a. bancorp pyra fos in many household products like insecticides after research showed it cause nausea in dizziness especially in children later studies found children exposed prenatal lead to the past decide how to increase odds of developmental and attention disorders. is however authorized for use for agricultural purposes and it's still used massively for that reason basically the federal government has granted syngenta and pioneer the right to test the sides here on this island outside of what the label mandates states including hawaii started to
pass some of their own laws to regulate these open air field tests and as this kind of patchwork regulatory framework came into being they said oh we better go out to the feds and design something that works for us when you look at what's happening on the west side it's mainly made. and work in communities of color that are being most impacted and a lot of the lands that these chemical companies operate on are state lands which are lands that were stolen from the overthrown kingdom of hawaii and are contested still and are supposed to be held in trust for the betterment of native hawaiians. whether it be doing the sugar era where they would be doing upaya now. we're in the bio pic era. they're exercising this corporate profit over the welfare of the people right now coyle is ground 0 for 4 of the largest chemical corporations in the world for their experimental scene production.
and they're and. they're doing their experiments and. we're live approximately 500 yards away from where to turn because in the dust come from. has a great effect on us it took away our lives. you can't see it in the yard and enjoy your yard that you worked hard for. drift is relevant in real so between these chemicals and transport through the environment there's no telling where these pesticides will end up some of the chemicals they last couple months after life 10 months they don't want to. put off fumes so now you're moving particles putting out fumes fumes will travel straight as the wind my neighbors there experimented with corn they did do an experiment they're testing
different that's the side cocktails. nobody knows what these chemicals will do the elements they have never been tested no. nobody has ever proven them safe is a huge guinea pig experiment and it's clearly a violation of the nurnberg code that says any kind of human experimentation is illegal unless there is informed consent. and that there is a clear legal capacity for people to opt out if they choose not to be experimented on those people know i he are living daily under violations of the nuremberg code. our state agencies are violating the civil rights laws of our country by completely ignoring the fact that their actions are putting at risk predominantly native
hawaiian populations they are leasing lands without requiring any kind of protections for the people that live near these operations and if you look at the populations of people that live closest to these fields what you find is that there is a larger predominance of native hawaiian resident near these particular areas.
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a society realize that this is not working and we actually do something about it. so what is it calling the coin is magic internet money the new type of digital currency essential eyes digital scarcity chancellor bring a 2nd bailout for bank that's called it got us a lot for a reason because being a civil disobedience a source of optimism because i can control my own financial destiny it's just a new way of coming to consensus is a game changer in the human history this is columbus discovering a new world this paradigm shifting technology that transforms economics and finance in a heartbeat the apollo 11 landing on to the moon with max and stacey. put
themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and you. want. to go right to the press this is what before 3 in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in the. genetic engineering is a discipline and the product is a g. . oh bt corn is a corn plant that is a g.m.o. now when they genetically engineered this bt corn they had an objective the objective was to create a corn plant that would be resistant to insects so there's 2 ways they could do that one is you take a piece of corn and you throw pesticide on it the other way with genetic engineering is you take corn you extract the genome of a bacterium and you insert it into the genome of that corn and what you've got now is a new corn in this case is called bt corn and every cell of that corn plant creates
its own internal insecticide. in the early eighty's monsanto found a bacteria that was stans their herbicide roundup they were let's take d.n.a. from that bacteria put it into corn and eventually soy and cotton plants they said now we've got it you can ariel spray those crops with these toxic herbicides kill the waves and the crops survive we have not done adequate that's you're going to see the issue is the chronic effects the long term for that's important no because people are chronically exposed so much so that irrespective of whether or not it accumulates they carry a load we know it's in the mother's milk whether or not it crosses in neutral to the placenta barrier i don't know but the issue is raised with the e.p.a. . why didn't you look for the chronic effects of guy for say a constant exposure and they said because it never accumulates 1st of all
accumulate means you keep building it up like money in the bank but it doesn't matter if it accumulates or not if you're exposed to it every day or everywhere. to grow g m o's that they're doing is they're just dumping copious amounts of poisons and chemicals on thousands and thousands of acres of these experimental crops extort schools sure ames' waterways likely right into the ocean animals are getting sick people are getting sick. the federal government hardly regulates experimental genetically engineered crops in any meaningful way it essentially allows the companies to grow what they want to grow allowing open air field trials
of these very biologically potent crops. the state of hawaii has a hands off attitude towards this industry. we live on him i couldn't. we live on an island that has finite natural resources 10 and natural resources is our drinkable water 40 years ago the were chemical companies that farm but molly use d.d.t. spring chemicals onto the pineapple feels these fields into the land got into our water aquifer and tainted our drinkable water if you want to have an experimental plot to test a new chemical should be mandated this be done under controlled circumstances closed systems not making the world your test tube the world your
laboratory. the chemicals that they put under the ground are going to infiltrate through this oils into the water they're going to wash off the rivers and streams and they will accumulate the air and amplify and concentrate in the food chain up the food chain indeed human beings and. they'll cause illness and know and they'll diminish quality of. the menage the potential of these children we would wake up and my daughters would sometimes have really bad headaches and prior to moving. into our home we had never experienced things like that so one has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental racism going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power yes it's racism
it's clear to be that native hawaiians and others who are socio economically less advantaged or. taking the brunt of this industry when you look at the history of the chemical corporations that we're talking about we're talking about corporations that created the nucular by. dioxin. agent orange and many of the top 12 percent that are gonna pollutants that destroy our world. rachel carson said it in a book silent spring but how it said it in his book agriculture testament that industry that had gotten used to making chemicals the wall they got so addicted to profits that they then retooled and redesign agriculture to make it dependent on these chemicals. a neo nicotine oid is
a neuro toxin for an insect so when an insect ingest the neo nicotine oid it actually disrupts the nervous system of that insect so no it is an insecticide which is used to kill an insect in a recent set of publications which are nearly over $800.00 papers they've shown that nicotine oids are actually showing up in the pollen of wild flowers which are then being consumed by b. so the sun and butterflies. is thought of the design of the use of only says kutcher. what's different about noids is that they're present all the time the seeds were coated with the near nicotine noids and then the seed was planted the new nicotine oid is water soluble so it goes into the soil the seed sprouts and
those seed root tips then take up the neo negative noid into the plant. the entire plant all the so all the tissues all the plume contained in the woods and that's how they repel insects and they're in the food because they're systemic pesticides same is true for glyphosate they're not on the surface of the apple or the peach sure the whatever it is they're in the fur you can't wash them off on the island of kuwait where we have the most information out of all of what you do to activists struggle lawsuits freedom of information requests we know that in 2012 at least 800 tons of restrictive used pesticides were bought and probably sprayed on the island we know 1 that pesticides like clip sheriff has application rates probably 10 times the national average. the intensity and frequency of
pesticide usage is so high that it lead one award winning journalist to call it one of the most toxic agricultural environments and all of american agriculture we know from a lawsuit pesticides are sprayed by at least one company 250 to 300 days a year 10 to 16 times a day the pesticides there are really. we should be very careful about introducing chemicals that affect the nature of life itself because the unintended consequences. are already affecting human health in a long term way. and the number one thing is for me as a mom. health change. observing those changes i had no idea what. was so i just started to do research on my
own and what i found was very disturbing the studies are very clear the. pediatrics the american cancer institute they all say that people that live and work around agricultural areas where there's heavy pesticide use have higher incidence of cancer of the disease. after 17 years of the doctor here in hawaii i'm completely convinced that we have longstanding chronic effects of the sides i have no doubt in my mind any longer. my daughter is as mad and she's been to. emerge many times. my grandchildren one of them as. oh respiratory problems too like she is developing asthma. yeah i mean asthma
respiratory infections they're almost the norm on our side of the island and the more i spoke to people the more i discover that it's just kind of a way of life. in the environment can and is aerosolized so it does get into the air that we breathe and when it's taken into the lungs and into the smallest air exchange units it can move from the i'll be ally into the blood stream especially a pregnant mother's blood stream and we know corporate reforms can cross the placenta and from there it gets into the baby's circulation and then crosses into the brain we have looked at the relationship specifically organophosphates and respiratory problems in children and what we found is that it wasn't just prenatal exposure but it was postnatal exposure of the child that was related to
their lung function i started work at holar. which is the community health clinic and the pattern that i saw was mostly respiratory illness rashes fatigue severe headaches dizziness also times that you would see what's has the side exposure almost all the patients from the fields would come in with their work clothes on their dirty soiled shirts work boots their dirty pants the frontline of all the impacts of these pesticides are the farm workers so they're the front line and their children are in the front and they often live very near the fields so whether it be the cancers whether be the birth defects whether it be children getting asthma having cognitive problems these are can be thought most intensely by those workers. we have met the effects of organophosphates on the brain particularly the organophosphate pesticide called core pyros the findings in the
sample were very striking we 1000 areas of brain and large ones across regions of the brain that are involved in higher order cognitive processing those regions of abnormalities seem to relate very very tightly to cognitive problems especially in measures of i were in intelligence of these children so that the bigger the abnormality the lower their i.q. so it suggests a fairly tight causal link between the exposures and fetal life with abnormalities in brain structure and those abnormalities in structure we think produce after maladies in intellectual functioning in these children you can't treat developmental disability that's structural you can't change that brain function of that brain structure that didn't get to develop from utero age one age to age 3. i'm often asked where i'm seeing the clusters of disease and developmental problems and to be frank i'm seeing them on choir i we're seeing them in the very places
where the chemical companies are doing their you're round studies. so you say that brings this to the end of the series if we could just let josie marino walk away and say we decided to treat are still closed to a very special farewell party. we walked along. but this time to go back to the things for putting the body. we were. the only thing i didn't enjoy was my. school my dancing. on ice.
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