In five years in Waimea on the Hawaiian island Kauai, at least nine babies have been born with severe heart malformations, more than 10 times the national rate. Meanwhile, Kauai is sprayed with 17 times more pesticide per acre than mainland cornfields. Kauai boasts 12,000 acres of GMO corn test plots, yielding three crops per year in Hawaii’s ideal climate. The chemical companies neither employ buffer zones around the fields nor disclose what they spray. Their political clout has so far prevented Hawaii from banning GMOs, but Hawaiians continue to fight for the health of their children and land.