GMO Potatoes and How to Avoid Them

GMO potatoes: the latest. As of May, 2017 there are at least 9 approved varieties of genetically engineered potatoes in the US. The GMO potato made it to #4 (out of 15) on our updated list of GMO foods. The potato is a major staple in the…

GMO Food (UPDATED) List of Genetically Engineered Food

List of GMO food

GMO food remains unlabeled in the US despite consumers wanting to know (and having the right to know) what they are eating and drinking. Some US companies started voluntarily disclosing that their food products are made using genetic engineering, yet they don’t specify exactly which…

Organic Hawaii Part of Good Food Org Guide!

Organic Hawaii Good Food Org Guide

OrganicHawaii is honored and excited to be selected as part of the FoodTank and James Beard Foundation 3rd annual GOOD FOOD Org Guide featuring organizations creating a better food system across the United States! You can download the guide for FREE here. Food Tank is a leading…

Kauai Canoe Plant Festival 2016

Canoe Plant Festival Celebrates National Farm-to-School Month KALIHIWAI – On October 16th, 2016 Malama Kauai will host a Canoe Plant Festival gathering to celebrate National Farm-to-School Month and the fall harvest at their Community Farm in Kalihiwai Ridge from 10am to 5pm. A wide…

Action Alert! Support Hawaii Organic Farms

Action Alert Support Organic Hawaii farms

Recently Hawaii became the first state in the US to pass legislation providing tax breaks for local farmers to offset the cost of getting certified organic! This bill would allocate up to $50,000 to each qualifying farm operation to cover such expenses as organic certification costs…

Earth Day 2016 Events in Hawaii

Earth Day 2016 is officially on Friday, April 22nd. Additionally, many Earth Day events in Hawaii will take place on other days during the second half of April. This year’s Earth Day theme is Trees for the Earth! Here’s a growing list of Earth Day events scheduled to take…

GMO Bananas and How to Avoid Them

GMO bananas coming soon! Several GMO banana varieties are currently being developed around the world and have already been approved for experimental growing in field trials in the US (Hawaii), Israel, Australia, and Uganda. Commercial use of genetically modified bananas for food and vaccination purposes…

Hawaii Reports Fewest Honey Bee Deaths in the U.S.

Bumble bee pollinating an organic Hawaii Passion Fruit flower (Lilikoi) on a Maui organic farm

The latest national survey of U.S. beekeepers across all states concluded that on average there was a 42.1% loss of honeybees in their colonies in the U.S. The length of survey was one year and it was conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership from…

ALOHA AINA Unity March Waikiki Hawaii | PHOTOS | 2015

Aloha Aina Unity March took place in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii on August 9, 2015. It was a Sunday morning event, with lots of people and groups gathering on Saratoga Avenue. The march started at about 10:30am and went through the entire Waikiki strip. Around 10,000 participated….

Organic Farms in Hawaii

Grass fed beef grazing on a Kauai farm

Luckily Hawaii has a good amount of Organic Farms with most being on the Big Island. However, most Hawaii farms are not Organic and as a matter of fact much prime agricultural land is used for testing and growing of GMO crops (genetically modified organisms)…