Our Plantation Roots
Without the help and support of HC&S, the Teens On Call program would never have come into being. Without HC&S, Maui would look like Oahu. It is unfortunate that cane burning has become the scapegoat-du-jour for everyone's health problems. People seem to forget that 24/7 exposure to daily doses of vog is much more damaging than ten minutes of cane smoke once every two years. Vog cannot be avoided, whereas there is enough advance warning of cane burnings that there is plenty of time to get upwind if you wish. Not to mention, pesticide drift from GMO fields is much worse for the lungs and has longlasting adverse health effects, unlike cane smoke.