Tag Archives | Hawaii Agriculture

From Sugar to Monsanto: Today’s occupation of Hawaii by the Agrochemical Oligopoly

Hawai‘i’s year-round growing season is purportedly the main reason that the global agrochemical-seed industry has located itself in the islands. Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, Syngenta and BASF claim that they operate in Hawai‘i solely because of its “natural resource competitive advantage,” and that their “contributions … are at no cost to the State.” It is certainly […]

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Going Beyond “Knowing Your Farmer”: How Farmers, Workers, and People Struggling to Put Food on the Table Need to Lead the Movement – World Food Day

It shocks most people in the United States to think that  many children (not to mention adults), don’t know where their food comes from. “The store,” they might say. And so in the past 5 years, we have created more “farm to school” programs to introduce kids to what their food looks like when it […]

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HIP Agriculture Farm Manager

HIP Agriculture Seeking Farm Manager

Job Opportunity JOB POSTING: FARM MANAGER – Kapa’au, Hawai’i Aloha!  The Hawai’i Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIP Agriculture) is looking for a motivated individual or couple to join our team as Farm Manager(s). Ideal candidates will bring an understanding of tropical permaculture and sustainable farming, a desire to live and work in community, and a […]

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Avocado Festival - Big Island 2015

Avocado Festival Hawaii – Big Island 2015

Celebrate – Avocado Festival Hawaii February 20th – 21st Big Island The 9th Annual Avocado Festival is coming up on Saturday, 2/21/15 at the Sheraton Kona Spa &Resort For event & vendor information contact: Randyl Rupar (936-5233) randyldna@earthlink.net Avocado Festival Facebook Page Hawaii Eco Living Festivals Page

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Year of Hope for Hawaii Hemp – Civil Beat

Last week, a constituent shared with me a very special February 1938 issue of Popular Mechanics. Inside the tan pages and tattered edges, along with other articles on the cutting edge technologies of its time, is an article on hemp, the “New Billion Dollar Crop.” With new technologies, it was highly profitable to move ahead […]

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Hawaii’s war on major bee pest could help Australia prepare for future varroa destructor invasion – ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The US state of Hawaii is using selective breeding to win the war against the destructive varroa mite, which is crippling honey bee populations around the world. The overall significance of honeybees is often overlooked, but keeping up natural bee populations is critical for farmers who need crops to be pollinated. Australia is still free […]

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