- Special Projects
A community garden and incubator lots are just the beginning, say organizers looking to answer “big questions about things like food security.”
A startup is using former sugar cane land on the North Shore to “grow oil” — pongamia trees whose seeds can be turned into biofuel.
A company points to a 2012 state law as it sues for the right to sell its coffee beans and cigars on agricultural land.
The chemical dicamba appears to have caused widespread crop damage on the mainland but in Hawaii you can’t even find out whether it’s being used or where.
Bolstered by a mobile slaughterhouse and new butcher shops, the fledgling industry is trying to keep it all local in Hawaii County.
Local organizations contend the state was wrong to give the seed company a permit to grow genetically modified crops on public land.
He calls it “working class housing.” Opponents decry more traffic congestion and the loss of agricultural space.
The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is promoting island agriculture by taking travel writers to the Leeward Coast. But will it sell?
A recent change in securities law allows companies to offer stocks and bonds through Kickstarter-like websites.
Firms connected to the mainland like to evoke Hawaii in their marketing. Many have island origins, but have found it’s hard to expand here.
A measure to implement the recommendations of a state-sponsored study group met with “too much opposition,” one lawmaker said.
The representative from the Big Island also wants to fund a study of the impact of chlorpyrifos on pregnant women in Hawaii.