Senator Jill Tokuda has been making headlines everywhere especially in Kailua news. It is suspected that she has been receiving money from Monsanto, a company that specializes in agrochemical products and agricultural biotechnology. The community of Kailua Oahu are infuriated with her actions because these actions go against personal ethics and many other things. If the statement made against her is true, why is she accepting money from a company that has a negative reputation from the past? What are her negotiations with the company? What are her actions for doing so?
An evidence points out that money was indeed transferred from Monsanto Company to Tokuda’s account from August 2009-July 2014. An accumulated amount of several thousands of dollars was traced. We have no reports of Senator Tokuda agreeing to this testimony. One thing for sure is that it has created headlines in Hawaii news and will be a popular topic among Kailua events.
One of Monsanto’s controversial products is Roundup, an herbicide used on crops like wheat barley and many more. It contains glyphosate which has been linked to negative effects of health among humans. Traces of glyphosate in high amounts can lead to ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, Anencephaly (birth defect), Autism, birth defects, different types of cancer like brain and breast, Celiac disease and gluten intolerance, chronic kidney diease, colitis, depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Parkinson’s disease, pregnancy problems, obesity, reproductive problems, and respiratory illnesses.
Can you imagine what the effects are of this herbicide and what it can do to the Kailua living community? Think about the children whose nearby schools to these agricultural farms. We don’t need this kind of headlines to get to Kailua news or Hawaii news. Our children deserve to be safe and should be able to grow up in a healthy environment. If Senator Tokuda does not understand that, we need to take this matter into our own hands. We need to address this concern in Kailua events that are coming up. We don’t want our Kailua living to be endangered. Surely, we can find solutions to address this problem.