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Prepare Now to Ward Off Approaching Flu

by Down to Earth

Flu season, which generally falls between October and May, has hit the mainland hard this year, with levels reaching epidemic proportions in every state except California and Mississippi. While the numbers remain low in Hawai’i, state health officials predict that we will see a spike in flu activity within a month.

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Have You Been Helped by Down to Earth?

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Have you noticed a new addition to our website? Under “About Us” you’ll find a link to a new page, entitled “Customer Testimonials.” If you’ve ever been helped by Down to Earth, or are looking for products that can help to improve your health, check us out! Take a moment to browse through some of our customers’ stories to see if any resonate with you. Feel free to submit your own story so that others might benefit from your experience!

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Do You Speak Japanese?

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If you looked closely at our website over the past few days, you may have noticed a small icon with Japanese characters to the left of the “Search” box. Click on this icon and you will land on a page filled with Japanese writing, welcoming visitors from Japan to Down to Earth. Click on the two large images in the center of the page and you will find two more pages, in turn, that invite Japanese visitors to our Deli and Wellness department pages.

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Down to Earth to renovate, expand Maui store

Pacific Business News

by Pacific Business News

Down to Earth plans to begin a renovation and expansion of its natural foods store on Maui this month that will increase its retail space by a third. The project, which is scheduled to begin Dec. 17, will convert 3,000 square feet of storage space at the Dairy Road store in Kahului into retail space to bring the total store space to 9,000 square feet, Down to Earth said.

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Down to Earth to undertake renovation

The Maui News

by The Maui News

Down to Earth plans to completely renovate and expand its Kahului store starting next month.

The all-vegetarian, organic and natural foods store said work will include converting a 3,000-square-foot storage space into more retail space to total 9,000 square feet for the store at 305 Dairy Road.

"We will more than double the size of the chill and frozen department, nearly double the size of bulk food department, greatly improve our deli, and expand the wellness, grocery and produce departments," Mark Fergusson, Down to Earth's chief executive officer, said in a statement.

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Down to Earth to Begin Kahului Store Renovation December 17th

Honolulu, HI (Nov. 29, 2012) – Down to Earth Organic & Natural today announced it will begin renovating and expanding its Kahului store at 305 Dairy Road on December 17th. To kick off the project, there will be a traditional Hawaiian blessing on Friday December 14th at 7:00 pm, followed by a Christmas party with pupus, drawings for prizes, and entertainment. The general public is invited to attend.

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GMO Right To Know Urged

Maui Weekly

by Susan Halas

Advocates of mandatory labeling for GMO (genetically modified organism) food products hosted a forum for consumers on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Maui Waena School in Kahului.

About 60 resident attended the event co-hosted by Down To Earth Natural Foods and Seeds of Truth, a nonprofit community organization. Presenters included Dr. Lorrin Pang, a medical doctor; Dr. Melissa Yee, a doctor of oriental medicine and acupuncture representing Seeds of Truth; Courtney Bruch of GMO-Free Maui; Mark Fergusson, Down To Earth CEO; and Vince Mina, a Maui organic farmer.

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Certifiably Organic Farming Graduates Ready to Dig Into Jobs

Windward Oahu Islander

by Carol Chang

A first graduating class stepped up last month at a Waimanalo farm to claim certificates showing they’re qualified to work in the organic farming industry. A dozen students, recruited from Oahu WorkLinks, have spent the past few months learning about soil fertility, crop planning, non-violent animal husbandry, medicinal plants, pest management, etc., and have earned formal certificates from Hunter Heaivilin and Matthew Lynch in Perma-culture Design from the Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design.