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LUC betrayed Hawaiian values approving Koa Ridge, Ho'opili

By Adam Bensley

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 20, 2012

~~<p>Two weeks ago, in a period of just over 24 hours, the state Land Use Commission voted to rob us of 45 percent of the prime Oahu farmland that currently produces food for the local market.</p>
<p>With the approval of the Koa Ridge and Ho&lsquo;opili developments, efforts to achieve food security were dealt a perhaps fatal blow. We import 90 percent of what we eat, have only one week's supply of food on-island, and will starve if the ships stop arriving. If these decisions are not overturned, our highest producing farmlands will be lost forever.</p>
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Two weeks ago, in a period of just over 24 hours, the state Land Use Commission voted to rob us of 45 percent of the prime Oahu farmland that currently produces food for the local market.

With the approval of the Koa Ridge and Ho‘opili developments, efforts to achieve food security were dealt a perhaps fatal blow. We import 90 percent of what we eat, have only one week's supply of food on-island, and will starve if the ships stop arriving. If these decisions are not overturned, our highest producing farmlands will be lost forever. Login for more...



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