Organic Food Aiea HI

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Waiau District Park (People's Open Market)
(808) 522-7088
98-1650 Kaahumanu Street
Pearl City, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
County
Honolulu City & County

Royal Kunia Park-n-Ride (People's Open Market)
(808) 522-7088
Kupuna Lp/Kupohi Street
Waipahu, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 Noon
County
Oahu

Mother Waldron Park (People's Open Market)
(808) 522-7088
525 Coral Street
Honolulu, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Monday, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
County
Honolulu City & County

Halawa District Park (People's Open Market)
(808) 522-7088
99-795 Iwaiwa Street
Honlulu, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Ewa Beach Community Park (People's Open Market)
(808) 522-7088
91-955 North Road
Ewa Beach, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Waipahu District Park (People's Open Market)
(808) 522-7088
94-230 Paiwa Street
Waipahu, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Tuesday, 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Waikele Community Park (People's Open Market)
(808) 522-7088
Waipahu, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Palolo Valley District Park (People's Open Market)
(808) 522-7088
2007 Palolo Avenue
Honolulu, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
County
Honolulu City & County

Kapolei Community Park (People's Open Market)
(808) 522-7088
91-1049 Kamaaha Loop
Kapolei, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
County
Oahu

City Hall Parking Lot Deck (People's Open Market)
(808) 522-7088
Alapai & Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
Monday, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
County
Honolulu City & County

The Organic Food Value Debate

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

More and more people are reaching to organic food believing that by eating organic food that they are doing their bodies goorganic foodod. But is eating organic really improving your health?  According to information from a new stud conducted in Toronto and appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, there is no data supporting the notion that organic foods are any healthier or more beneficial than regular, non organic conventional foods.

About Organic Foods

Organic food refers to food items that are produced, manufactured and handled using organic means defined by certifying bodies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under its Organic Food Products Act. As of April 2008, organic food accounts for 1-2% of food sales worldwide.

Organic Food Regulations

Organic food production is a heavily regulated industry. Currently, the United States, Canada, Japan, the European U

nion (EU) and many other countries require organic producers to obtain special certification in order to market food as "organic". While the use of conventional non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted and only used as a last resort. However, what many people do NOT realize is certain non-organic fertilizers are still used. Most certifications also allow some chemical pesticides to also be used when producing organic foods. This means that there can still be several sources of chemicals used in the growing and management of "organic" food from production to market.

Is Organic Worth the Money?

Constant debates occur over whether it is beneficial in any way to buy some produce organically.There are several studies that suggest buying organic is NOT worth the money.

According to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, the following twelve foods have the lowest pesticide load when conventionally grown. Consequently, they are the safest conventionally grown crops to consume and buying organic here may not provide any real val;ue for your money:

  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli 
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Kiwi
  • Mangos
  • Onions
  • Pineapples 
  • Sweet corn (frozen)
  • Sweet peas (frozen)

The following are some of the "dirtier" foods, when it comes to chemical contamination from fert...

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