macadamia nuts


Macadamia nuts are one of Hawaii’s most valuable agricultural products. This year’s harvest is estimated at more than 42 million dollars,  a 22 percent decline from the previous year.

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South Korea has toughened its laws against unruly passengers on airplanes. The new measures increase fines and the possibility of jail time—and they come as complaints about passenger behavior are rising across the Asia Pacific. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Most of the world’s macadamia nuts come from Hawaii. They’ve been grown commercially in the islands since the 1920’s, but rarely have they sparked an international incident like they did last week. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.