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Agriculture

The Future of Farming

On Tuesday, April 12th, at the Maui Country Club, the Grassroot Institute held a forum on the agricultural crisis in Hawaii, with opening talks from Mayor Alan Arakawa and Councilwoman Elle Cochran, featuring Dr. Keli’i Akina as the key speaker. With the imminent closing of the last sugar plantation on Maui, large-scale agriculture in

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Agricultural Regulation on Maui Threatens Growth

Councilman Don Couch of Maui, representing the South Maui seat, talked with Joe Kent to discuss agriculture on Maui as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “HC&S, the biggest farmer in the state, is closing down their

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E Hana Kakou: Farming Entrepreneurs

Hawaii used to be an agricultural hub, but in recent years, the state has seen a steep decline in farming. “Global competition, [caused the decline in farming] primarily. If you think about the past 30 years, we had pineapple and sugar as our main crops. Coffee is an important industry,

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New Agricultural Laws May Hurt Small Farmers

Joe Kent interviewed Randy Cabral, President of the Hawaii Farm Bureau, at the legislature’s annual agricultural day. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI on Maui, and KKNE on Oahu. Currently, Hawaii’s agricultural climate is in a decline. “If

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Lawsuits Have Consequences: Aloha To Hawaii Sugar

When people think of “Hawaii,” many of them, me included, think of sugar. Those of us of a certain vintage who were raised in the islands, and whose families were tied to the sugar plantations once so ubiquitous (my mother’s family was from the Halawa Plantation and lived on what

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Grassroot Testimony on Cottage Food Licensing

March 17, 2015   To: House Committee on Economic Development & Business Rep. Derek Kawakami, Chair Rep. Sam Kong, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB 379 — RELATING TO FOOD   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Grassroot Institute Testimony to Maui Council on GMOs

Maui Council: Please Protect Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers from Anti-GMO Hype Campaign January 27, 2014 TO: Maui Council PIA Committee RE: PIA 58 FR: Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. President/CEO, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii   Aloha Council Committee Members, Fact – There is no conclusive scientific evidence that human beings have been

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The Future of Farming

On Tuesday, April 12th, at the Maui Country Club, the Grassroot Institute held a forum on the agricultural crisis in Hawaii, with opening talks from Mayor Alan Arakawa and Councilwoman Elle Cochran, featuring Dr. Keli’i Akina as the key speaker. With the imminent closing of the last sugar plantation on Maui, large-scale agriculture in

Read More →

Agricultural Regulation on Maui Threatens Growth

Councilman Don Couch of Maui, representing the South Maui seat, talked with Joe Kent to discuss agriculture on Maui as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “HC&S, the biggest farmer in the state, is closing down their

Read More →

E Hana Kakou: Farming Entrepreneurs

Hawaii used to be an agricultural hub, but in recent years, the state has seen a steep decline in farming. “Global competition, [caused the decline in farming] primarily. If you think about the past 30 years, we had pineapple and sugar as our main crops. Coffee is an important industry,

Read More →

New Agricultural Laws May Hurt Small Farmers

Joe Kent interviewed Randy Cabral, President of the Hawaii Farm Bureau, at the legislature’s annual agricultural day. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI on Maui, and KKNE on Oahu. Currently, Hawaii’s agricultural climate is in a decline. “If

Read More →

Lawsuits Have Consequences: Aloha To Hawaii Sugar

When people think of “Hawaii,” many of them, me included, think of sugar. Those of us of a certain vintage who were raised in the islands, and whose families were tied to the sugar plantations once so ubiquitous (my mother’s family was from the Halawa Plantation and lived on what

Read More →

Grassroot Testimony on Cottage Food Licensing

March 17, 2015   To: House Committee on Economic Development & Business Rep. Derek Kawakami, Chair Rep. Sam Kong, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB 379 — RELATING TO FOOD   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Grassroot Institute Testimony to Maui Council on GMOs

Maui Council: Please Protect Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers from Anti-GMO Hype Campaign January 27, 2014 TO: Maui Council PIA Committee RE: PIA 58 FR: Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. President/CEO, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii   Aloha Council Committee Members, Fact – There is no conclusive scientific evidence that human beings have been

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PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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