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Sustainable agriculture is welcomed but community compatibility is key

By Jun Fukada

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

~~<p>Any agricultural project that is sustainable will be well received. But it is absolutely essential that the definition of sustainability includes environmental stewardship -- both with respect to the land involved, as well as the communities surrounding the land. Engaging the community is an important part of environmental stewardship.</p>
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Any agricultural project that is sustainable will be well received. But it is absolutely essential that the definition of sustainability includes environmental stewardship -- both with respect to the land involved, as well as the communities surrounding the land. Engaging the community is an important part of environmental stewardship.

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