Thursday, February 07, 2008

Final dairy closes on Oahu; only two left in Hawaii

Even more of the milk in Hawaii will have to travel a long way before it reaches refrigerators there. The final dairy on the island of Oahu, site of Honolulu, closed recently. That left the state with only two dairies, which are on the big island of Hawaii, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Now residents of Oahu must look to the mainland for most of their dairy products. "In the past eight years, four Oahu dairies and three on the Big Island have shut down," according to the report. "Up until the 1980s, Hawaii had nearly two dozen diaries which produced all the milk needed in the islands." (Read more)

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