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Foster local food production


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 09, 2012

~~<p>Hawaii is a long way from achieving anything approaching food self-sufficiency &mdash; the capacity to produce locally a significant portion of the food its population needs &mdash; but some important strides have been made that need to be encouraged and amplified.</p>
<p>There is a lack of good baseline data on how much of Hawaii's food requirements actually are filled locally, a vacuum that the state is working to fill. However, the estimate officials now cite is that Hawaii grows only about 10 to 15 percent of it, a sobering figure.</p>
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Hawaii is a long way from achieving anything approaching food self-sufficiency — the capacity to produce locally a significant portion of the food its population needs — but some important strides have been made that need to be encouraged and amplified.

There is a lack of good baseline data on how much of Hawaii's food requirements actually are filled locally, a vacuum that the state is working to fill. However, the estimate officials now cite is that Hawaii grows only about 10 to 15 percent of it, a sobering figure. Login for more...



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