The GMO (genetically modified organism) seed timeline in Hawaii goes back to the mid-90s. An outbreak of ringspot virus destroyed most of Hawaii’s rainbow papaya crops, causing production to fall 40%. To combat the virus, a University of Hawaii professor genetically engineered a ringspot-resistant strain of papayas. Shortly afterwards these modified rainbow papaya seeds were handed out free to farmers, and the rest, they say, is history.
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Ever wanted a quick and easy way to add superfoods to your diet? We hear ya! Down to Earth is now exclusively carrying Suncore Foods®, a plant-based range of superfoods that you can sprinkle, stir and shake into any meal. You can’t get these beauties anywhere else in Hawaii so head to your local Down to Earth store and make the most of your menu by adding these nutrient-packed nibbles:
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Parents often pass down more than genes to children – habits are usually picked up too! Keep reading for some healthy habits you can cultivate in your kids just in time for going back to school.
Summer is in full swing, which means it’s picnic season – time to dust off the picnic blanket, gather with your loved ones, enjoy the gorgeous Hawaii weather, and of course, eat lots of tasty bites! You can always pack the healthy basics, like crackers, chips, nuts, and dried fruit, or you can ditch those and dig into these alternatives in your picnic hamper.
Add a spash of Summer color to your diet! Enjoy the bounty of summer produce with these 5 scrumptious vegetarian summer recipes:
Earth Day is a great reminder that we are all responsible for caring for our planet. This year, we celebrated by volunteering to help our friends at Aloha Animal Sanctuary.
May is here and Mother’s Day is near! While the name is “Mothers” day, this is a great opportunity to celebrate the strong, beautiful, caring people in your life; whether they’re a biological Mother or someone who feels like a mother. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Mother’s Day Gifts for the special people in your life. 15 items, all under $15.
Meal prepping seems to be a trend that’s decided to stay. Instagram is plastered with pictures of perfectly packaged Tupperware, all stacked and labeled in a flawlessly organized fridge. While the uniformly packaged meals look appetizing, this isn’t a realistic portrayal of what meal prep is. Keep reading for some tips to make meal prep more manageable.
Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with some spring cleaning? This year, in addition to cleaning our homes, cars, and offices, we’re going to cleanse our gut! It’s easier than you might think to include cleansing and detoxifying ingredients in your diet. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite cleansing and detoxifying dishes to get you started. Our Cleansing Fruit Salad makes a delicious breakfast with a little cayenne kick, while Kombucha Kimchi is packed with flavor and probiotics. Looking for more?