Episode 5: Albie Miles, PhD

Dec 1st, 2020
Albie Miles

Did you know that 90% of the food in Hawaii is imported? And that Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders experience significantly higher rates of diet-related chronic illness than the state average, including a 130% higher incidence of diabetes? Listen to Dr. Albie Miles of the University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu as he describes:

– The history and transformation of the food system in Hawai’i.

– MA’O Organic Farm and its program of empowering youth to succeed in college and secure sustaining careers by growing organic produce that yields individual and communal vitality.

– The Ike ‘Ai Consortium on Sustainable Food Systems that aims to transform the food system of Hawaiʻi to model sustainability and human and planetary health while building climate change resilience by 2050.

– COVID-19 and lessons learnt.