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GMO Labeling Update: Progress Galore!

The push for mandatory GMO labeling continues to gain momentum around the country, as consumers clamor for food industry transparency. Several recent news stories highlight the inevitability of the shifting tides, making conscious eaters optimistic and chemical companies (presumably) quite nervous. The Times They Are A-Changin’ Whole Foods announced last Friday that all GMO-containing products sold in their stores must be labeled such by 2018, making it the first national grocery chain to embrace GMO transparency. From Packaging Digest:

Down to Earth to label GMO food by 2018

Hawaii's largest locally founded natural-food retailer, Down to Earth Organic & Natural, is joining its bigger rival Whole Foods Market in setting a 2018 deadline for labeling genetically engineered products sold in its stores.

Down to Earth to require GMO labeling in its Hawaii stores

Down to Earth Organic & Natural said its five stores in Hawaii will begin requiring foods with ingredients containing genetically-modified organisms to be labeled as such by 2018, following Whole Foods Market's announcement last week that it will do the same.

Down to Earth requires GMO Labeling by 2018

KITV News on Down to Earth Labeling of GMO Foods

Howard Dicus reports on Down to Earth announcement that: All Products Containing Genetically Modified Ingredients Will Need to Be Labeled As Such

Yearly health fair offers tastings, demos and more

The 19th annual PrimeTime Wellness Fair will feature 90 booths offering health screenings and healthy-living information, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. The event is free. At 11:45 a.m. sharp, be front and center at the Down to Earth booth, where chefs will present “Eating Healthy with Fresh, Local Produce,” demonstrations of tofu and vegetable dishes.

Down to Earth: First Hawaii Bank Cooking Demo KHON TV 3-6-13

Down to Earth Community Outreach Team Leader and Chef, "Mama T" Trisha Gonzalves, speaks with KHON TV about our upcoming demo for the First Hawaii Bank Wellness Fair. Mama T provides a sneak peak of the quinoa roasted veggie salad she will be presenting at the wellness fair.  

First Hawaiian Wellness Fair

Community Outreach Team Member and Chef, Andrea Bertoli speaks with KFVE TV Sunrise News Anchor, Grace Lee, about our upcoming demo for the First Hawaii Bank Wellness Fair.

Reversing aging and disease in 10 days with Dr. Shitani

What would it be like to get so healthy that your medication became unnecessary? That is what Dr. Shintani’s 10 Day Program is for Linda Soraoka. She is one of Dr. Shintani’s program graduates.

Masters of Maui Retail Reveal Success Secrets

The owners of Snorkel Bob, Hawai’i Premiere Mortgage, The Maui Closet and Down To Earth are part of a panel of Maui retail experts that will share “how I did it” at the “Masters of Retail Success on Maui” event.

The event is to be held Feb. 27 at the Maui Tropical Plantation. It’s a collaborative effort between the Maui Business Brainstormers, a local business networking group, and Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce.

Farm Sanctuary President's Talk Sponsored by Down to Earth

As continuing support for the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii (VSH), this week Down to Earth sponsored talks by Gene Baur, co-founder and president of the Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization. Mr. Baur was the guest speaker at VSH's February 12th meeting at the Ala Wai Golf Course in Honolulu and the Maui Chapter of the VSH, at the Kaunoa Senior Center February 14th.