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Mixed Plate travels to the Maui Ag FestUPDATED 10:49 PM HST May 12, 2013Video Transcript
food. That was the message at this year's Ag Fest on Maui. On tonight's mixed plate we see how food vendors are looking to the future. Sustainability is a concept not just for the products we grow in our fields. It applies to ocean resources as well. The seasonal ban on certain fish may be tough on our fishing industry, but it's supported by many restaurants..that want to continue serving seafood from Hawaiian waters, long into the future. That means buying from local ocean farms. Perry Bateman IT'S SO IMP. TO HAVE THE FARMS in the OCEAN B/C the FISH IS GOING TO BE IN MOVING CURRENTS AND WHEN ITS IN MOVING CURRENTS IIN ITS NATURAL HABITAT THE FISH IS GOING TO BE HEALTHIER FAISH and TASTE BETTER. At the Maui Ag fest, Bateman went back to the basics, fish and poi.... Blue Ocean kampachi poke. THERE'S MORE OMEGA FAT IN KONA KAMPACHI THAN SALMON. THERE'S NO MERCURY, LOT OF NATURAL FAT, FLAVOR. YOU CAN EAT IT AS SASHIMI, CAN COOK IT, IT'S VERSATILE. This year's Ag Fest supported efforts by chefs, farmers, and ranchers to educate the public on the importance of sustainable agriculture. THERE'S A GREAT CONNECTION THAT NEEDS TO BE MADE BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND THE FARMERS BECAUSE OST PEOPLE THINK THE FOOD COMES FROM THE SUPERMARKE T. SO THIS IS AGREAT OPPORUTNITY FOR THE FARMERS TO MEET THEIR CUSTOMERS AND VICE VERSA. . IT'S A LIFESTYLE, TRADITION, A CULTURE AND WE SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE FISHING AND PERPETUATE IT. 34:33 IF WE DIDN'T HAVE A BAN ON FISH THEN MAYBE MY KIDS' KIDS WOULDN'T HAVE ANY SO WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT. On Maui, that's mixed plate. Justin ad-lib...