Y. Hata & Co., Limited Chairman, President, and CEO Russell Hata, appeared on Island Focus on ‘Ōlelo Community Media hosted by Lyla Berg on June 24, 2021.
Russell discussed the need for food sustainability in the Hawaii food industry. Currently 85% – 90% of Hawaii’s food is imported from around the world. If a hurricane or tsunami were to shut down Hawaii’s ports, the State has less than 2 weeks of food stored. With increased threat from natural disasters made worse by climate change, the need for a self-sufficient food supply has never been greater. Part of Y. Hata’s mission is to help Hawaii reduce its dependency on imported food.