Maui Farm Promotes Biodiversity and Works to Protect our Natural Resources

Maui Farm Promotes Biodiversity and Works to Protect our Natural Resources


AND KID ARE LIKE, MOM, NO. BUT THAT’S WHY WE HAVE KIDS, TO EMBARRASS THEM. Pashyn: YES. Trini: WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY. MANY NEW AGRICULTURAL TECHNIQUES THAT ARE HELPING FEED THE WORLD COME FROM HAWAI’I. EXPERIMENTAL FARMS ARE DISCOVERING BETTER WAYS TO PROTECT SOIL, CONSERVE WATER AND INCREASE YIELDS. WE VISITED A FARM ON MAUI TO LEARN MORE. ♪ MONSANTO HAS BEEN IN HAWAI’I FOR ALMOST 50 YEARS NOW. WE’RE ONE OF THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTORS TO THE INDUSTRY. WE’VE REVAMPED EVERYTHING. ANOTHER THING THAT MONSANTO HAWAI’I DOES IS PROVIDE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR FOR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS, EDUCATIONAL GRAMS — GRANTS THAT ARE GIVING OUT THERE. WE PROVIDE FOR DISASTER RELIEF, AND ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS WE DO IS SPONSOR FOR SPONSORSHIP FOR EVENTS WE HAVE HERE. ONE OF THE THINGS I’M MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT IS THE COMBINED HOURS THAT OUR OHANA VOLUNTEERS EACH YEAR IN THIS COMMUNITY. BEING A PART OF THIS COMMUNITY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO EVERYONE HERE AT MONSANTO. HERE ON MAUI, WE PRODUCE SEEDS TO ENABLE FARMERS TO GROW CORN USING LESS OF THE EARTH’S RESOURCES WHILE PRODUCE FOR FOOD. WE PRODUCE A SEED THAT IS MORE RESISTANT TO PESTS DISEASES AND UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS LIKE DROUGHT. WE GROW SUSTAINABLE NURSERIES BY BEING ABLE TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE SOIL THROUGH OUR SOIL CONSERVATION PROGRAM. WE HAVE OUR GROUND RECOVER PROGRAM, TRACKING BENEFICIAL INSECTS THAT HELP PROMOTE THE BIODIVERSITY. WE’VE BEEN GROWING CORN FOR OVER 50 YEARS AND PLAN ON DOING IT MUCH LONGER. WE’RE COMMITTED AT IMPLEMENTS SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES. ONE OF THEM IS CONSERVING THE NATURAL RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE, INCLUDING WATER. SO HERE SPECIFICALLY IN MAUI, WE’RE PART OF THE KIHEI WATER PROGRAM. WE SPECIFICALLY USE RECYCLED WATER TO IRRIGATE OUR LANDSCAPING AND AL CULTURAL FIELDS. THAT WAY WE’RE SAVING IN A VERY ECOLOGICAL WAY TONS OF FRESH WATER. ♪ ONE OF OUR MAIN GOALS HERE AT MONSANTO IS TO INSPICE — INSPIRE THAT NEXT GENERATION OF INNOVATORS. WE DONATED OVER A MILLION DOLLARS TO LOCAL SCHOOLS. WE HAVE AN OUTREACH COMMITTEE. AND WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE SOME LOCAL SCHOOLS COME HERE ON SITE WHERE WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO EDUCATE THEM ON WHAT WE DO WITHIN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. AND AS WELL AS TO EXPLAIN CLEAR OPPORTUNITIES WHEN THE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRY. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] OUR GREATEST TREASURE IS OUR KEY MEMBERS. THERE ARE 244 OF US ON THE FARM. IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US ON ROBOTICS, TECHNICAL SKILLS, VISIT US. GO TO MONSANTO.COM. IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A FARM TOUR, LOOK UNDER MONSANTO HAWAI’I.COM/FARM TOURS. ANY OF OUR FARMS WILL VIVE YOU YOU — GIVE YOU THE TOUR. ON MAUI, I GIVE THE TOUR. I’LL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO SHOW

One thought on “Maui Farm Promotes Biodiversity and Works to Protect our Natural Resources

  1. Shame on KHON2 for promoting this corrupt advertisement, the Maui community does not want Monsanto farms in our soil. Please take down this brain washing video asap!!! GMO companies are bad news, don't sell out our health for money!

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