Podcast Episode 23: Gunars Valkirs (Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate)


Diane Woodburn of Maui No Ka Oi Magazine talks to Gunars Valkirs of Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate.

In this podcast Gunars talks about his career in biotechnology, how his parents were able to escape the war in Europe and come to the United States, his first job in biotech, his career that includes patents for major advances in biotech medicine, his hope for the development of a Covid-19 vaccine, an explanation of how that process works, the difference between GMO and biotech, why he started the Makana Aloha Foundation to make a difference in the Maui community, how Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate helps to grow the foundation, how Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate is a completely sustainable facility, the development of new chocolate releases, what makes Maui chocolate so unique, and how the past few months have affected Maui Ku’ia Estate Chocolate.


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