Headline Saturday, Dec 17, Lancaster Farming, pg A29: Hawaii;s last Sugar Mill Wraps uf Final Harvest.! The last can haul at Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company took place last Monday, according to this article. A million tons for over 50 years, once 20% of consumed U.S. sugar, with 650 people soon to be jobless!! Says they couldn’t compete with low cost world sugar producers! Lost over 30 million dollars last year…fighting court battles over water rights and health effects from burning can leaves…days urban expansion has been biggest headache.
Okay…I only have a masters in common sense, BUT as the world gets more and more over populated, what is so difficult about understanding you build on productive agricultural land in the end you starve…duh? When do we look down the road of time…more people…more food…more good clean water…in short, more preparation!
Maybe find other uses or ways to dispose of the leaves. Having good clean water is a scary problem we should show more concern for, but seem not to! Hawaii now being sugar free may sound healthy while I see it as a over processed, dangerous path to follow.