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We must find path to steward lands and boost local food and farm efforts

By Kyle Datta

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 17, 2014

~~<p>Do we still make choices based on our values? What do we as a society value more: securing a resilient future for our children or increasing our fortunes today? These questions are at the heart of the land-use conflict between local food, energy and culture, and the ever-ravenous demands of development.</p>
<p>We have enough land and water to meet many of our goals of energy and food self-sufficiency. Using these resources responsibly will keep billions of dollars circulating in our economy, create jobs and build the foundation to sustain our aina and our culture into the next century and beyond. The health of our children depends on their dietary choices, which in turn depends on the availability of affordable local food.</p>
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Do we still make choices based on our values? What do we as a society value more: securing a resilient future for our children or increasing our fortunes today? These questions are at the heart of the land-use conflict between local food, energy and culture, and the ever-ravenous demands of development.

We have enough land and water to meet many of our goals of energy and food self-sufficiency. Using these resources responsibly will keep billions of dollars circulating in our economy, create jobs and build the foundation to sustain our aina and our culture into the next century and beyond. The health of our children depends on their dietary choices, which in turn depends on the availability of affordable local food. Login for more...



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