Planting Coconut Trees in Hawaii

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve certainly read about Monsanto, the agrochemical company that is being exposed for the PCB pollution and toxic waste it has dumped all over the earth. Rightfully so, there have been numerous lawsuits that are ongoing or have been settled out of court. Instead of lawsuits, other efforts are being made to protest against Monsanto’s polluted legacy, like groups in Hawaii planting coconut trees.

In this AP article, Cathy Bussewitz writes, “Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.”

The protestors are protective of their communities, claiming that groups like Monsanto have poisoned Hawaii’s lands, using the state as a testing ground for pesticides. In addition to protestors planting trees, other protestors wore gas masks, held up signs, and talked with others about the negative effects of Monsanto. In Maui, for example, protestors were even joined by legendary musician Neil Young.

These protestors in Hawaii are not the only ones protesting against Monsanto. There are people staging protests all over the world. At Cold Stream Farm, we support the groups that are doing all they can to help the environment. Without the environment, we have nothing – remember that.