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October 2014

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GMO Labeling; You have a right to choose!
Talk Story with the Love Life! Team

GMO awareness month

Aloha from the Love Life! Team. October is GMO awareness month, but to us at Down to Earth, GMO awareness is always year-round.

As a mother I feel very concerned about the uncertainty of GMOs and the possible effects they may have on my family. I would love for my food to be labeled so that I can make informed decisions when choosing foods. But until we have nationwide success in a labeling law, there are two ways that I can take precautions.
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Feature Article
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GMO Awareness – Your Right to Know

One of the most dangerous and least understood experiments with human health the world has ever known is currently underway without your consent—in your household and households across the nation, indeed throughout our entire planet. It is the wholesale contamination of the world's food supply with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Read more ...

Health Tip
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Kombucha for Health

By now, you’ve probably heard of kombucha, the popular fermented beverage that’s taken the health world by storm. The slightly slimy, vinegar-like concoction of tea, yeast and bacteria isn’t new; in fact, some believe it’s been around since the year 220 B.C. in Manchura.

While it may not be pleasant to taste at first, advocates like the drink because of it’s possible health benefits, as it contains probiotics, vitamins, organic acids and antioxidants. Read more ...

Quote of the Month

“An ecosystem, you can always intervene and change something in it, but there's no way of knowing what all the downstream effects will be or how it might affect the environment. We have such a miserably poor understanding of how the organism develops from its DNA that I would be surprised if we don't get one rude shock after another.”

- Professor Richard Lewontin, Professor of Genetics, Harvard University

Featured Recipes

Down to Earth is a strong supporter of the Non-GMO project and will be celebrating Non-GMO month all October long. We are highlighting Non-GMO ingredients that we carry such as papaya, soy products, corn, and more! Coincidentally, these are some of our favorite foods and many of them have a local flavor to them.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Pie