When the food war erupts in Hawaii, it will be the nation’s first national food war since the 1940s.
Food wars are a new and unpredictable threat to a country whose traditional food system is based on long-established and well-developed farming methods.
They’re not a new problem.
The last one occurred in 1876, and was caused by the arrival of the European sugar rush in the New World, and in the years that followed, the U.S. government was forced to ration and ration again.
A year later, the first national shortage of food occurred.
Today, it’s a problem that’s on the rise again, but this time with an added twist.
A new generation of Hawaiians are turning to local food companies, who are now competing with the national grocery chains, with local food being the key ingredient.
The trend is gaining traction among young people, who want to eat at home without a big chain grocery store, and with a greater number of families able to afford their own food, the Food & Water Institute, which advocates for food and water security, estimates that food wars are on the way to Hawaii’s capital city of Honolulu.
“It’s a new wave of food insecurity,” said Mina Mays, the institute’s director of policy and research.
“It’s happening to families where they’ve been able to eat locally for a long time, and it’s happening in Hawaii where the food insecurity is so extreme.”
Mays said Hawaiians have become accustomed to food being a big part of their daily routine.
And she said the recent food wars have been a natural progression in the state’s history of food shortages, which began during the sugar rush.
“We were the first state in the U and the world to have a shortage of rice,” Mays said.
“We’re the first to have food shortages of milk and eggs, and that was very, very surprising.”
Hawaii’s food shortages date back to at least the 1960s, when a new strain of rice was introduced to the state.
The new rice was known as the “supergrain” because it had more nutrients than other grains, such as wheat and barley.
The rice was grown in the foothills of the Big Island, but because of climate change, it wasn’t harvested until about a decade ago.
David Ige introduced a new, more sustainable rice crop, called “the Hawaii rice,” to the market in 2006.
The state now produces about 4 million tons of rice a year, a much smaller share of its production than in Hawaii’s pre-war heyday.
But Mays believes that the new rice is just the beginning.
She said Hawaii has a “growing food deficit” because of a lack of food storage, which means that it’s not always possible to find fresh, local produce when you need it.
And, Mays says, there’s also a lack and shortage of good, local chicken.
The problem is that Hawaii has only about 1,600 chicken farms, and the local restaurants are mostly owned by the Big Four chicken companies, she said.
“The chicken companies are the ones that are driving the food gap, and they’re not getting their way,” Mysays said, adding that the farmers and restaurants have been trying to get the government to support the farmers, but the government hasn’t stepped in.
So what can Hawaiians do?
Mays recommends that people start looking for food in other places.
“I think that if you’re on the East Coast and you have a really big chicken farm, then you can probably get the same amount of chicken on the West Coast,” she said, but you’d have to go to a different city to get it.
But if you don’t have a big chicken farming operation, Mysys said, you might need to find a different source of food.
Mays suggested visiting a food pantry, which has a range of options to help people who are looking for a healthier alternative to the Big 4 chicken companies.
“I would really encourage people to get in touch with food pantries,” Minsays said of the Hawaii food wars.
“They can really provide a lifeline for people in Hawai’i who have nowhere else to go.”
Hawaiians are also becoming more aware of their food security, Mains said, and are trying to prepare for a longer food crisis.
Mains said she and other advocates are also pushing for the state to require all food to be grown in a community that’s been in the agriculture business for years, like Maui County.
This would make it easier for Hawaiians to get enough food, she added.
“You’re going to need to have more community involvement in what you’re eating, because you’re going be using your energy, your time and your labor to get that food,” Mains says.
“But I also think that we’ve got to start taking the lead from other countries. We