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Key to future sustainability is looking to Hawaii’s past

By Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 14, 2014

~~<p>In the middle of the Pacific, we are only days away from a food shortage if our supply system malfunctions. Our capacity to produce adequate food locally is woefully lacking. This is due to many years of major changes in our lifestyles and their impact on the environment. With urban development, a great deal of productive agricultural land and coastal fishponds have been lost. Many people are waking up to the need to improve local food production in environmentally sustainable ways.</p>
<p>Tetzuzan &quot;Benny&quot; Ron, aquaculture coordinator at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has given local food production and environmental sustainability a great deal of thought. We recently had the opportunity to interview him.</p>
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In the middle of the Pacific, we are only days away from a food shortage if our supply system malfunctions. Our capacity to produce adequate food locally is woefully lacking. This is due to many years of major changes in our lifestyles and their impact on the environment. With urban development, a great deal of productive agricultural land and coastal fishponds have been lost. Many people are waking up to the need to improve local food production in environmentally sustainable ways.

Tetzuzan "Benny" Ron, aquaculture coordinator at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has given local food production and environmental sustainability a great deal of thought. We recently had the opportunity to interview him. Login for more...



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