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.
Sisi joyfully joined the Down to Earth Marketing Team as Community Outreach Team Leader in 2017.
She is responsible for coordinating all of Down to Earth's cooking classes, health and natural living workshops at the stores as well as throughout the community. Sisi also helps represent Down to Earth publicly at events or in the media. She enjoys the outdoors, playing the violin, cooking, eating, sharing food with strangers, and teaching about health and wellness. She loves life, eats healthy, and is ever-happy!
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.