How to win the fight against GMOs? Take a note from Kaua’i, “the global epicenter for GE seed testing,” where residents living near the testing zone are exposed to six times the number of pesticides used on the mainland, according to the Pesticide Action Network. But these activists are fighting back–and winning.
After residents passed pesticide restrictions in 2013, the company–along with Dow, Syngenta and BASF–sued. But 15 residents were recently awarded $500,000 in property damage from DuPont-Pioneer, and community leaders recently traveled to Switzerland to share their concerns with Syngenta shareholders. Keep up the good fight, Kaua’i!