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Keeping Food a Priority

I will create a funded policy to support a collaborative partnership with the farm bureau that stimulates agriculture and advances us towards food sustainability.

Background

  • Hawaii is located approximately 2,506 miles from the continental United States.
  • Replacing just 10% of the food we currently import would cost approximately $313 million. 
  • Hawaii is self-sufficient in some vegetable and fruit crops but has become less self-sufficient in eggs, milk, livestock, hogs, and pigs. 

Need

  • An investment in programs, projects, and infrastructure which support greater food self-sufficiency will result in economic, social, and environmental benefits. 
  • The city has a department of emergency management and food sustainability is one of the most important things we can do to prepare for natural disasters and support our communities.
  • There are very few egg farms left on O’ahu and I have one of the last local egg farms on O’ahu.

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