THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE IN HAWAI’I SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS: Animal Agriculture – By Whom, For Whom, and at What Cost?

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March 9, 2023

Animal agriculture plays an important and rapidly evolving role in the food system of Hawai’i.

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By Civil Beat, UHWO, Better Tomorrow Series, Waiwai

This discussion will be dedicated to the recent developments in industrial scale animal agriculture in Hawai’i and the known ecological, social and economic costs and benefits. The conversation will explore best practices in animal agriculture to advance health, equity, resilience and sustainability in the food system of Hawai’i.

Presented by The Hawaiʻi Institute for Sustainable Community Food Systems at University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu, Honolulu Civil Beat, UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, and Waiwai Collective, this series is meant to generate key opportunities for community dialogue among a diverse audience, aiming to achieve a healthy, equitable, resilient and sustainable food system for Hawaiʻi.

Featured Speakers:

Chad Buck, Owner/CEO, Hawaii Foodservice Alliance & Big Island Dairy

Thomas Heaton, Reporter, Honolulu Civil Beat

Agenda:

Doors open at 5 p.m. for booths, music and a complimentary pupu. Speakers will start at 6 p.m, followed by an optional post-discussion community forum from 7 – 8 p.m.

Parking Directions: Ka Waiwai Parking is located on the makai side of the Varsity Building. The entrance to the lot is located off of Coyne Street. Parking is $6.

***if you park in any of the lots located on the mauka side of the building you will need to self pay at the self pay station. They will ticket/tow in these lots if you do not pay.

Sponsors:

The Future of Food and Agriculture in Hawaii is a joint project of Civil Beat, the Hawai’i Institute for Sustainable Community Food Systems at the University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu, and the UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series. These events are made possible through generous support from the Kellogg Foundation. BTSS is a joint venture of the Hawaii Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, and UH, with support from the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources and the Ulupono Initiative. Civil Beat’s agricultural and food security reporting is funded in part by grants from the Stupski Foundation, Ulupono Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation and the Frost Family Foundation.

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services (i.e., sign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact Civil Beat at 808-737-2300 or email your request for an interpreter to membership@civilbeat.org at least 4 business days prior to the event.

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