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:
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.
You might be at a point in the year when you’re struggling to keep the new year’s health resolutions you made and you’re falling back to old habits. Old habits die hard, but they don’t have to in your case! Here’s a list of some of the most common barriers to staying healthy and how to overcome them
Do you have an overwhelmingly messy kitchen? Are you interested in starting this new year with a tidier kitchen? Are you ready to declutter your kitchen? If you answered yes to any of the above, keep reading!
A few years ago, when I was a high school teacher in Australia, I assigned my homeroom students a task to each come up with a random act of kindness and write it on a small card. On the other side of the card were the words “You’ve been hit with a random act of kindness. Please feel free to pass it on.” The criteria of the acts of kindness were that they should be done anonymously if possible, and they should be generic enough that anyone could achieve them. We then placed all the cards in a box and each of us drew a card randomly.
Plant-based eating style is a lifestyle change that many people are currently considering, however, this doesn’t mean that everyone has all the facts. Looking for the best and most educational vegetarian flicks out there? Look no further.
February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Hawaii, but don't despair! The good news is that most heart disease is preventable, and you don't have to make huge changes to lower your risk. A few simple tweaks to your diet can make a wonderful difference. Here are 10 heart-healthy foods that could save your life: