Hawaii is a grower’s paradise, boasting nutrient-rich soil, a consistent year-round climate and an extensive history in self-sustainable farming. On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at THE MODERN HONOLULU, EAT THINK DRINK: The Future of Food & Friendships brought leading minds together to spark a conversation on the unparalleled opportunity the next generation has to revive our islands’ food independence.

Key leaders in government, business and our community shared how they are working together to help bring progressive change to our agriculture industry. This inspiring panel provided insight on groundbreaking collaborations that are supporting new agricultural food hubs, innovation centers, processing facilities, etc. throughout the state.

Keynote Speaker Senator Donavan Dela Cruz kicked off the evening by giving an insider’s look at the vision behind the Whitmore Project, an active and comprehensive plan to revitalize Central Oahu’s agricultural landscape and economic footprint.

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