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"Making the Case for the Ahupua'a System"

It is so crippling, in fact, that over 90% of the food ending up on the state’s plates each day and over 70% of the energy powering Hawai‘i’s cars and homes is coming from the continental United States, statistics that would leave just seven to 11 days’ supply in the face of a natural disaster or trans-Pacific transportation shutdown before residents would begin finding the gas stations running empty and grocery stores out of stock.

 

As threatening as the situation may sound, there is no need to hit the panic button just yet. Looking into traditional Hawaiian farming practices can offer all of the solutions the islands are now seeking when it comes to increasing local (and organic) food production, some say.

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