What’s Up with Carrots?

By Glenn I. Teves, County Extension Agent, UH CTAHR When you think of an orange vegetable, carrots come to mind, but once upon a time the most common color of carrots wasn’t orange. It wasn’t until the 1500s that the Dutch stumbled upon an orange carrot and focused on developing more orange varieties.Believed to...

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Greenwell ethnobotanical garden to observe founder’s day

Greenwell ethnobotanical garden to observe founder’s day Garden to observe founder’s day Bishop Museum’s native plant arboretum in Captain Cook, the Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, will observe the birthday of the garden’s late founder Amy Beatrice Holdsworth Greenwell on Friday, Sept. 7. Born in 1920, Amy Greenwell was part of the well-known Greenwell family...

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Food riots predicted over US crop failure

The world is on the brink of a food “catastrophe” caused by the worst US drought in 50 years, and misguided government biofuel policy will exacerbate the perilous situation, scientists and activists warn. When food prices spike and people go hungry, violence soon follows, they say. Riots caused by food shortages – similar to...

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In U.S., food is wasted from farm to fork

Americans throw away up to 40 percent of their food every year, cramming landfills with at least $165 billion worth of produce and meats at a time when hundreds of millions of people suffer from chronic hunger globally, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The analysis, a compilation...

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Farm sector restructuring suggested

Thailand is being urged to restructure its agricultural sector, as the country’s primary farm products can no longer compete in the world market. Experts say reforms should include controlling the supply of each commodity, creating cultivation zones for each crop, and adding value to farm output. Zoning restrictions can help to control supplies and...

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