Have you seen stories in the news about people who produce almost no trash? This is achieved by only purchasing things with little to no packaging, doing without items that are wasteful, and being dedicated to recycling and composting. Although that is admirable, it does seem pretty unrealistic for most people. Food packaging, paper napkins, diapers, junk mail, empty medicine bottles and other plastics that aren’t recyclable, broken pens and other office supplies...all this and more seem nearly impossible to avoid while functioning in our current world.
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New Deli Items Now Available at Down to Earth Pearlridge: Mock Teriyaki Beef Bento, Mock Chicken Katsu Bento, Soba Noodles Bento, and Mock Fried Chicken Bento.
Have you heard the exciting news?? We are jumping on the “No Plastic Straws” train and phasing out plastic straws in all our stores!
Yep! You read that right, EDIBLE Spoons! These IncrEDIBLE edible spoons are made from wheat, oats, barley, soybean, corn, and chickpeas. Down to Earth will begin offering two flavors - plain and chocolate - in November 2019 for only 35 cents each. Similar to a hard biscuit, these edible spoons will last up to 25 minutes in hot soup and 45 minutes in a cold dessert before they begin softening. You gotta try 'em to believe 'em!
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.
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:
Presented by Carmela Wolf, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.
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.