Hawaii Farms

Eugene Kim / Flickr

With hotels, restaurants, and farmers largely shuttered, demand for fresh, local produce has plummetted. The loss of revenue puts future harvests at risk.

Flickr - Sue Salisbury

Food Safety. Love to eat? Hate to get sick with a food borne illness? The federal Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011 but new rules are expected to kick in in the new year. Are Hawaii farmers ready for the stricter rules? What does it mean for small farmers and for consumers?