Gov. David Ige’s stated goal to double Hawaii’s local food production by 2030 is a key commitment toward tackling an issue that has been growing in importance for decades — our state’s increasing reliance on imports. Policymakers and consumers are critical to create a more favorable environment for farmers to produce food and reduce prices.
It doesn’t seem like such a lofty goal: Gov. David Ige has publicly announced aspirations to double the amount of food the state produces by 2030.