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Is the Transgene a Grave?: On the Place of Transgenic Papaya in Food Democracy in Hawai‘i

Neal K. Adolph Akatsuka

in Food and Power in Hawai'i: Visions of Food Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824858537
eISBN:
9780824873042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858537.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the controversies that surround the introduction of transgenic papaya on Hawaii Island, in the wake of the devastation caused by the ring spot virus in the 1990s. It critically ... More


Seeds of Contestation: The Emergence of Hawai‘i’s Seed Corn Industry

Benjamin Schrager

Krisnawati Suryanata (ed.)

in Food and Power in Hawai'i: Visions of Food Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824858537
eISBN:
9780824873042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858537.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The chapter examines the emergence of Hawai‘i’s seed corn industry (HSCI) that has skyrocketed since the mid-2000s while other types of agriculture faltered. Hawai‘i had served as a winter nursery ... More


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