Events

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.

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...
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!...
Entrepreneurs Come Together to Support Food Policy Soup

Entrepreneurs Come Together to Support Food Policy Soup

A Micro Granting Dinner bringing food system stakeholders together to celebrate and support innovative local food projects. The Hawaii Food Policy Council is partnering with HNL SOUP this year for its annual event at ProtoHUB, July 30, at 5:30 p.m. The micro granting...

Hawaii

We Grow Hawaii: A K-8 student-led conference at Iolani School

Saturday, April 30th, 2016, 1:00pm – 4:00pm A student-led conference for grades K-8, where students share about their school garden experiences through individual or group project presentations, and hands-on activities! Sign up to present a project:...

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.

Opening Day: Ku‘i at the Capitol

Ku’i has been a powerful tradition at opening day for the past five years. Since then, schools, parents, and advocates have been showing up en masse with their papa and ku‘i to pound 1000 pounds of taro.

2016: Game on.

The Policy Watchdog is back and better than ever! With opening day just around the corner, here’s what you can expect for the 2016 session.

Meet Hawaii’s new Farm to School Coordinator

Robyn Pfahl has been advocating for a better food system at Hawaii’s state capitol for years. Now, as the State’s new farm to school coordinator, she can really start to move things forward.

National

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

“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.

Key Issue Ignored by Presidential Candidates: Food

Key Issue Ignored by Presidential Candidates: Food

“Why don’t candidates talk about food?” That’s a question asked by the Des Moines Register’s editorial board this weekend, who also pointed out that the “first-in-the nation caucuses are held in one of the world’s great agricultural centers.”