For some fishermen and tourists, life goes on as usual while workers fight to contain a spill of about 40,000 gallons of raw sewage that has polluted Palolo Stream.
Our photographer turned his lens on employees, farmers and their families on the island where Big Biotech is the largest employer.
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A November ballot initiative could shut down its biggest employers, but the island's population is dwarfed by voters elsewhere in Maui County.
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A measure likely to make the November ballot would impose a moratorium on genetically engineered agriculture, affecting companies that employ many.