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Hawaii currently has an inventory of fresh produce that would supply the customers for about 10

days. According to Food Independence there's a total of 90% of the beef, 67% of the fresh
vegetables, 65% of the fresh fruits, and 80% of all milk purchased in the state is imported.
Foodland is hawaii's largest, locally owned & operated grocery retailer.
More than 20 percent of the items on Foodland store shelves are locally grown or locally
made. Locally Grown in Hawaii flies over a produce section featuring taro, cassava, peppers,
okra, turnip, string beans, red cabbage, and asparagus.Throughout the store, orange tags
identify every Hawaiian product, from soy sauce and bread to chocolate-covered macadamia
nuts. More than 200,000 people have pledged to eat homegrown food one day a week as part
of Foodlands Eat Local Tuesday campaign.An orange tag tells shoppers that the luau leaves,
for instance, came from Twin Bridge Farms on Oahu, while the long beans were grown on the
North Shore at Ho Farms, which plans to start farming at Whitmore.Greenaway, who grows
coffee, cacao, apples, bananas, and pineapples on a five-acre farm, is part of a burgeoning
local food movement in Hawaii thats attempting to reverse decades of deepening dependence
on imports. In recent years, theres been a flowering of farms, farmers markets, and eat-local
campaigns across the islands. Not all that different, in other words, from whats going on in the
crunchier parts of the mainland. But this is no foodie fad. Its state policy. As globalization and
climate change upend worldwide food production, Hawaii is moving to foster homegrown
agriculture in a way that could be a model for others. One key: kicking the states severe
addiction to another carbon-intensive importoil. Quoted Website

To feed one person a diet made up of 30 percent animal products, it takes about 16,000 square
feet of land in farm productionroughly three NBA basketball courts. Hawaii has more than
enough potentially farmable land to meet that requirement, Mathews says, although were
currently at about 3,700 square feet per capita, and much of that is planted in seed, coffee and
other nutritionally unimportant crops.Theres no hard data on precisely how much food Hawaii
imports, but estimates range from about 80 to 90 percent. If we were cut off, do we have the
capacity to feed all 1.4 million* of us? At least in theory? Theoretically, yes, Mathews says.
But it would be really challenging.
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Food Facts
The average American eats approximately 1996.3 pounds of food per year, the average
amount of food that an adult can eat each day is 5.46 pounds. Dividing 1996.3 by 365 days
gives this average amount of food consumption per day. Quoted Website

Food poundage. Interestingly, research shows that most humans eat between three to five
pounds of food per day. Indeed, as we approach four pounds of food intake for the day, most of
us are feeling pretty satisfied. Now, this can be four pounds of celery Quoted Website

The Institute of Medicine recommends adults consume 45 to 65 percent of their daily calories
from carbohydrates. Carbs provide 4 calories per gram. Therefore, you'd need 135 to 195
grams of carbohydrates when consuming a 1,200-calorie diet, and 180 to 260 grams of carbs
when following a 1,600-calorie weight loss plan. Quoted Website

The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36
grams per pound. This amounts to: 56 grams per day for the average sedentary man. 46 grams
per day for the average sedentary woman. Quoted Website