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Local greens safe to eat, state says

  • COURTESY PIXABAY

    Hawaii farmers are taking a hit from consumers and some retailers who believe it is safer not to deal with local produce over fear of rat lungworm disease.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / APRIL 19

    A press conference was held at the State Department of Health about rat lungworm disease after two cases were reported on the Big Island. The victims drank kava that had been standing outside overnight, uncovered, and discovered a slug at the bottom of the bowl after consuming it.

  • COURTESY PHOTO

    An image of the rat lungworm parasite

Don’t stop eating your (local) veggies. That’s the message from the state Department of Health after reports of local farm revenue declines and some retailers opting to carry only mainland produce over fear of rat lungworm disease. Read more

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