I’m all in for anything that decreases our dependence on outside influences (“Local Pining,” Dec. 5). Let’s at least be able to supply ourselves with those products such as those Christmas trees you mentioned as well as bananas . . . I went in to Times on Beretania [Street] a few months ago looking for a midday snack. went to the produce aisle and [instead of] locally grown bananas or mangoes or avocadoes, theirs were from Equador and Chile and Peru. That’s just unacceptable . . . completely.

“making some noise” via [HonoluluWeekly.com]