IN ORDER TO CHANGE THE POLICY, YOU MUST FIRST CHANGE THE CONVERSATION.

 

UH Welcomes Julie Guthman: Fumigants, Farm Workers, and Biopolitics in California’s Strawberry Industry

Does banning fumigants protect farmworkers? Or does it harm their livelihoods? In the wake of the ban of ozone-depleting substances, debates over soil fumigants used in strawberry production in California have unusually invoked the lives and livelihoods of farmworkers, a population that has historically been marginalized and made invisible. Professor Guthman will argue that lives and livelihoods are not so separable, especially in the context of a borderinduced labor shortage.

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“What is USDA GroupGAP and how could it help my farm?”

Many of Hawaii’s farmers are small to medium-scale. Food hubs and Ag groups around the country are looking at or offering GroupGap as a way to offer technical assistance to growers. The pilot program, not yet available in Hawaii, allows for a group of local farms to apply collectively for one GAP certification, rather than spend the time and money doing it on their own.

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The Hawai‘i Food Policy Council convenes experts and authorities from across the food system to develop fact-driven policy solutions, and to shift the public conversation around local food issues.  We strive to:

  • Expand the number of policy options considered to address a particular food issue.
  • Provide hard facts, analysis, and technical assistance to other organizations and agencies working to solve these issues, empowering them in the political process.
  • Keep Hawai‘i residents informed about what’s going on in the local food system, and give them opportunities to participate!

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UH Welcomes Julie Guthman: Fumigants, Farm Workers, and Biopolitics in California’s Strawberry Industry

UH Welcomes Julie Guthman: Fumigants, Farm Workers, and Biopolitics in California’s Strawberry Industry

Does banning fumigants protect farmworkers? Or does it harm their livelihoods? In the wake of the ban of ozone-depleting substances, debates over soil fumigants used in strawberry production in California have unusually invoked the lives and livelihoods of farmworkers, a population that has historically been marginalized and made invisible. Professor Guthman will argue that lives and livelihoods are not so separable, especially in the context of a borderinduced labor shortage.

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Hawai’i Welcomes Mark Bittman

Hawai’i Welcomes Mark Bittman

We are so pleased to partner with the University of Hawai’i and the Hawai’i Center for Food Safety to bring out Mark Bittman, beloved food writer, TV host, and author of more than a dozen books about cooking and the food system. Mark will be giving a talk... read more
SOUP Success!

SOUP Success!

What a fun and successful event we had last night with HNL SOUP! They rock! We had over 100 people that came together to eat, drink, talk, and vote on projects that specifically focus on increasing local agriculture & enhancing food sustainability throughout Oahu!... read more