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New Study Examining Impacts of Pesticide Use on the Island of Kauai

Jim Karlovsky, RB | (808) 282-7981 Education , Kauai Information , Local Kauai News Leave a Comment

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The Garden Island newspaper has reported that the County of Kauai and the state of Hawaii Department of Agriculture are teaming to fund a $100,000 study of the potential health and environmental impacts from pesticide use on the island of Kauai.   The study is expected to last a year.

Peter Adler, facilitator of the study, stated, “The issue of genetically modified (GM) agriculture production has generated many questions and considerable emotion… One of the debates focuses on the possible adverse health and environmental impacts from pesticides used in conjunction with growing GM crops. Sorting out facts — what we know and can say with reasonable confidence, what we don’t know, and what we might reasonably need to know in the future — is challenging, but not impossible.”

Adler has selected nine individuals to serve as members on the committee leading the study – a group that he says has the diversity and experience necessary to get the job done.

For more information about the study and to see the list of names and details for each member of the committee, you can read the original news article here: Members selected for GMO, pesticide study

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Jim Karlovsky, RB | (808) 282-7981

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Having worked as a licensed Real Estate Broker in 3 states (HI, CA & IL), with $6.7 Billion in real estate sold, leased, advised upon and/or formally valued for clients, and with the experience of more than 150 completed transactions involving luxury residential, vacant land, retail, office and industrial property types, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the real estate advisory and sales services I provide to my clients here on Kauai. I hold myself to the highest ethical standards and always place my clients’ interests above my own. With an unwavering and unsurpassed work ethic, I work to advance the objectives of my clients with integrity and in a manner that fosters a sense of trust and respect.