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April 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Fat epidemic linked to chemicals run amok

Here is an interesting article on msn.com theorizing about the connection between food and obesity

Fast food not solely to blame for obesity, new research suggests

This is another reinforcement about the benefits of eating whole unprocessed foods.

Added by Leslie Ashburn on April 30, 2010 at 10:41am — No Comments

Urban Gardening - presentation by Ann Tanaka (Master Gardener) - May 18, 7 p.m. - FREE

Ann Tanaka will present how to start plants from seeds, potting mix, fertilizer, watering, transplanting, plant care, and gentle pest control, focusing on leafy greens and tomatoes. She will describe other things that are easy for the…

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Added by Denise Snyder on April 25, 2010 at 9:46am — No Comments

Reduce plastic bottle waste

In 2006, Americans used nearly 50 billion plastic water bottles. Nearly 38 million (almost 4/5) of these went into landfills. One way to help reduce this waste is to purchase a reusable water bottle, preferably stainless steel.



By using refillable bottles, we can save thousands of dollars on the cost of bottled water and also have a positive impact on our environment, reducing the amount of plastic being manufactured and going into the landfills, and conserving our natural… Continue

Added by Charlotte Pai on April 21, 2010 at 7:24pm — 1 Comment

Dates for Representative Karamatsu Video on Olelo, re: Agricultural Sustainability Legislation

5/17/10 Mon 11:00 am OAHU 52
5/20/10 Thu 4:30 pm OAHU 52
5/25/10 Tue 9:30 pm OAHU 52
5/27/10 Thu 7:30 pm FOCUS 49

Added by George Casen on April 20, 2010 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Mahalo for your vote and confidence

Aloha,



Listening to Rachael Wong, Brad Chun, Carol Jackson, Clifford Chang, and Larry Kirby talk about Kokua Market's activities, struggles, and successes at this year's annual meeting inspired me.



I thank everyone who voted… Continue

Added by Derek Kauanoe on April 12, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Congratulations to the new Members of the Board

Congratulations to Angela Sy, Dan Leuck, and Derek Kauanoe for being voted onto the Board of Directors!…







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Added by Kokua Market on April 12, 2010 at 5:55pm — 7 Comments

2010 Annual Meeting









Thank you Board of Directors, staff and volunteer-owners who helped put together tonight's meeting. This is my 1st year as an owner, so my 1st meeting. I am learning more about Kokua Market everyday! I will think about what I can offer our store and community. For now, I will spread the word about why it's important to…

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Added by Joannie on April 10, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Nutrient Density

Nutrient Density

by Joel Fuhrman M.D.



Nutrient Density is a critical concept in devising and recommending dietary and nutritional advice to patients and to the public. Not merely vitamins and minerals, but adequate consumption…

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Added by Kevin Vaccarello on April 10, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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