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Lawsuit: Slug Found In Sandwich Exposed Family To Rat Lungworm Disease Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Slug Found In Sandwich Exposed Family To Rat Lungworm Disease

The young Big Island family is the third party since February 2019 to sue a restaurant over uncleaned produce that has caused the potentially fatal disease.

Want To Really Diversify Hawaii Ag? Cultivate Hemp Office of Gov. David Ige

Want To Really Diversify Hawaii Ag? Cultivate Hemp

It will require the Hawaii Legislature and especially the Ige administration to act decisively in the new year.

Are Food Forests The Future of Agriculture? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Are Food Forests The Future of Agriculture?

While the Amazon rainforest burns to make room for monocrop agriculture, some people in the Pacific are betting the farm on agroforestry.

Kauai: Hemp Growers Battle Both State Restrictions And Medical Skeptics Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Hemp Growers Battle Both State Restrictions And Medical Skeptics

They hope the Legislature will move decisively to liberalize regulations that limit the marketing of hemp products.

Hawaii’s Coffee Blend Law Deceives Consumers Flickr: Jennifer

Hawaii’s Coffee Blend Law Deceives Consumers

Other states actively protect their agricultural products from deceptive marketing.

Monsanto Fined $10 Million For Using Banned Pesticide On Maui PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Monsanto Fined $10 Million For Using Banned Pesticide On Maui

The chemical company continued to use a pesticide banned in 2013 for about a year after the prohibition.

Kauai: Helping Small Food Companies Cope With High Costs Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Helping Small Food Companies Cope With High Costs

A new business development program on Kauai aims to provide small operators with tools and resources to grow.

SLIDESHOW: Where Producing Rum Is A Farm-To-Bottle Operation Ronen Zilberman

SLIDESHOW: Where Producing Rum Is A Farm-To-Bottle Operation

The Ko Hana Hawaiian Agricole Rum Distillery on Oahu uses pure cane sugar harvested on site.

Hawaii Coffee Farmers: State Policy Is Putting Crops At Risk Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

Hawaii Coffee Farmers: State Policy Is Putting Crops At Risk

Growers want Hawaii to adopt a strict federal policy designed to protect Hawaii coffee from invasive species.

Oahu Nonprofit Uses Backyard Aquaponics To Promote Healthy Eating Phoebe Hwang/ Courtesy of MALAMA Project

Oahu Nonprofit Uses Backyard Aquaponics To Promote Healthy Eating

A new UH study is looking at whether the program has led to an improved diet and reduced risk for cardiovascular disease among Native Hawaiian families.

Kauai County Buys 400 Acres In Waimea Kauai County

Kauai County Buys 400 Acres In Waimea

The $5.3 million sale of agriculture land could be used for recreation, housing or economic uses, Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami said.

Federal Judge Rules Toxic Water Discharged Off Kauai Is Illegal U.S. District Court

Federal Judge Rules Toxic Water Discharged Off Kauai Is Illegal

Pesticides, heavy metals, sediment and other pollutants have been discharged by a state agency through an illegal plantation-era ditch system since 2015.