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This Saturday, June 22: Down to Earth Grand Re-Opening

Mauivents: A Maui Time Events Blog

by Marina Satoafaiga

A staple on Dairy Road in Kahului for the last three decades, Down to Earth is inviting the public to celebrate its grand re-opening. Following an extensive renovation that tripled the 3,000-square-foot location to 9,000 square feet, Down to Earth is now better poised than ever to serve Maui’s wellness needs. The improved energy efficient and environmentally friendly store boasts a larger variety of products.

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Joy's Place Summer News!

Joy's Place Blog

by Joy

Our thriving live foods business is showing up in more places! Our products fly off the shelves at our Kihei restaurant... lately we’ve had products at the Upcountry Farmer’s Market in Pukalani and Down to Earth in Kahului.

Down to Earth is having a grand “re-opening” on Saturday, June 22 and joy’s place LIVE! will be there with samples of our great live drinks and kale chips. Stop by and try some!


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Down To Earth Cooking Class

Honolulu Magazine

DATE: Wed June 12, 2013 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

EVENT DETAILS: Andrea Bertoli will be teaching weekly vegetarian and vegan cooking classes every Wednesday. The class will offer recipes to gluten-free goodies featuring healthy hemp foods like hemp protein bars, banana date cakes and mini fruit crumble pies. There will be a second class available with the same recipes from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

COST: Free

LOCATION Kapolei Commons 4460 Kapolei Pkwy. Down To Earth Kapolei, HI

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Natural Food Retailers Growing a Non-GMO Future

Non-GMO Project Newsletter

by Chris Keefe, Retailer Programs Manager, Non-GMO Project

For some, the phrase “non-GMO movement” conjures images of stalwart farmers defending their farms from biotech giants. Others imagine citizens or politicians standing up for our right to know what’s in our food. And it’s true — lawsuits have been filed against farmers, and groups in thirty-two states are working toward GMO labeling laws. But while the court cases grind on and the political battles are waged, we all keep eating. Our farmers keep growing crops, and weekly, we go to the store for greens and groceries.

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Last Week to Win a Gift Basket filled with Fair Trade items!

by Down to Earth

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day by taking advantage of the last week to purchase our special fair trade items on sale!

We're offering great savings on products such as Dr. Bronner's soaps and Guayaki teas. You'll find these brands in the Fair World Project section at all Down to Earth stores through May 15th.

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Down to Earth to require GMO labeling by 2018

The Maui Weekly

by The Maui Weekly

Down to Earth Organic & Natural recently announced it will begin requiring any products with ingredients containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled as such by 2018. The decision follows a similar announcement by Whole Foods.

"Whole Foods' announcement is a game changer," said Down to Earth Chief Organic Officer Mark Fergusson. "It marks a big victory in the move towards the labeling of genetically labeled foods. Down to Earth will monitor and review the situation and may move our implementation date earlier if that becomes possible."

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Independents lead GMO labeling efforts

New Hope 360 Blog

by Christine Kapperman

The Natural Grocery Company, Good Earth Naturals, Sundance Natural Foods, Nature’s Storehouse, Terra Organica and Bargainica, Down to Earth Organic and Natural.

These are the retailers, among so many more, that I think of when it comes to taking a stand against GMOs.

Whole Foods Market has grabbed headlines across the nation after it announced at Natural Products Expo West that it would require GMO labeling on all products on its shelves by 2018. But it’s the independents and passionate individuals across the nation who have raised GMO awareness in a great way.