• Events

VegFest Was Huge Success!

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Ohau’s first-ever VegFest was a huge success!  Held Sat. Sept. 24th at the Honolulu Hale, there were 40+ booths (Food, health, environment, music) and nearly 5,000 people attended.  Mayor Caldwell addressed the crowd and said park management reported that, for a first-year event, the huge attendance was unprecedented. He hoped it would turn into an annual event. Sen. Mike Gabbard presented a State Senate Resolution of Commendation to Joy Waters, festival producer. We hope to see you next year!

  • Health Issues

Diet-Related Illnesses Cost U.S. Economy $1 Trillion Annually

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Down to Earth found that the U.S.’s top five diet-related chronic diseases cost the U.S. economy a staggering $1 trillion each year! This is an estimate of direct medical costs and the indirect impact of productivity losses due to illness and premature death associated with chronic heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis.

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Down to Earth Celebrates Non-GMO Month

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October is Non-GMO Month.  So, you might ask, what are GMOs?

Genetically Modified Organisms, called GMOs, are plants or animals with cells that scientists have altered genetically. They do this by inserting a gene from one organism into another similar organism—or between non-related species. The idea is to develop new plants or animals with specific desired traits and then grow them as food.

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Down to Earth Voted Best Health Food Store 2016

Down to Earth has again won the Star-Advertiser’s People’s Choice Award for 2016 Best Health Food Store. Ten years in a row!

The announcement was made in the Star-Advertiser on Sunday, June 19th. The award was selected by readers, who had to fill out a hard-copy form and mail it in.  So the result is a true reflection of our standing in the community.

  • Events

First VegFest Oahu Coming September 24th

Oahu’s first-ever VegFest will be held at Honolulu Hale, on the corner of King and Punchbowl Streets, Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  

VegFest Oahu 2016 will be a free family-friendly event celebrating plant-based, sustainable living. People will be able to taste delicious vegan food from local restaurants. Hear inspiring speakers about health and environmental topics. Engage in the Learning Kitchen with plant-based cooking demos by local chefs. Enjoy conscious music and entertainment on the main stage. And shop for green and veg-friendly products at the event’s Wellness Market.

  • News Releases from Down to Earth

A Proven Program that Heals Hearts and Transforms Lives

Down to Earth is pleased to be a sponsor of the ‘Ekahi Ornish Reversal Program, which opened its doors in the Fall of 2015 at its brand new $2 million dollar renovated facility located at Restaurant Row in Kaka’ako.

The first program scientifically proven to “undo” chronic conditions related to the heart by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. Based on nearly 40 years of scientific research by internationally renowned Cardiologist Dr. Dean Ornish, the ‘Ekahi Ornish Reversal Program is a 9-week program grounded in lifestyle changes in four pillars of daily life.

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Shop “Sustainability” with HowGood Price Tags

by Down to Earth

Our new “HowGood” product price tag system provides an easy way for you to see whether a product is environmentally friendly and socially responsible. The HowGood system condenses extensive research into a simple rating that is part of the information on the product shelf tag. It will show “how good” the product rates for the environment, society, and the world: Good (better than 75% of all food produced in the U.S.), Great (better than 85%), and Best (Better than 95%)!