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2006


December


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Resolve not to sabotage health goals. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/30/2006


Popularly used in traditional Japanese dishes served at New Years, mizuna is a nutritious leafy green vegetable. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 12/29/2006


In an editorial touting the benefits of fresh, local produce grown organically or sustainably, renown restaurateur Peter Merriman quotes CTAHR’s Ted Radovitch. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 12/26/2006


Seashore paspalum is a versatile turfgrass well-suited for salty environments, reports Jay Deputy. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 12/22/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Shopping can burn some extra calories. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/16/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: What to expect when you’re expecting the Marathon. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12/2/2006


Entomology graduate student Darcy Oishi, who works for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Plant Quarantine Branch, found small burrowing insects called midges in five containers of Christmas trees shipped from Oregon to Hawaii. The containers were sealed, and HDOA ordered that the infested trees be returned. — The Honolulu Adverstiser, 12/2/2006


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: This month's Buy Fresh-Buy Local segments features the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation's cookbook, with HFBF President Dean Okimoto and cookbook author Joan Namkoong. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 12/1/2006



November


Dean Andy Hashimoto describes efforts to develop tea and blueberries as niche crops for Hawaii; former CTAHR Board of Advisors member Richard Ha discusses hydroponic vegetable crop production. — Pacific Business News, 11/27/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Holiday flu could be caused by a shortage of vitamin D. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/18/2006


A demographic report by Center on the Family and the Department of Human Services finds that one-third of the Hawaii residents living in shelters for the homeless are children. COF director Sylvia Yuen recommends that more resources be invested in serving this vulnerable population. — The Honolulu Adverstiser, 11/12/2006


Centipede grass can thrive under minimal care and medium shade, recommends Jay Deputy. — The Honolulu Adverstiser, 11/10/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Active kids avoid later health woes. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11/4/2006


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: Cabbage Koko, Hot Hot Hot Dogs and Tofu Salad prepared by Derek Kurisu of KTA Superstores on the Big Island. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 11/1/2006



October


Jari Sugano offers advice on hygienic gardening practices to ensure the safety of the food grown in your backyard. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/27/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Isle blackout shows need for the basics. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/21/2006


Enriching the Early Years — CTAHR feature story, 10/13/2006


Joan Namkoong braves variety meats, including the dreaded Kohala mountain oyster, at the 2006 Taste of the Hawaiian Range. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/11/2006


Dwight Sato describes tea as a potential niche crop for Hawaii farmers. Owners of a new housing subdivision located on agricultural lands on Kauai hope to establish a tea plantation. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/8/2006


Producing ethanol from sugarcane could raise demand for cane and thereby increase its price, possibly motivating growers to sell their cane for sugar instead of ethanol, postulates CTAHR Board of Advisors member Steve Holaday, plant manager for Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. on Maui. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/8/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Many foods match spinach in nutrients. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/7/2006


When planting a lawn in shaded areas, Jay Deputy reports that choosing an appropriate shade-tolerant grass that can thrive in Hawaii is key. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 10/6/2006


Do chickens prey on coqui frogs? Arnold Hara is conducting a study to find out. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10/1/2006


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: Hauula Tomato Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette prepared by Chef Mike Neubert of Lei Lei's Bar & Grill at the Turtle Bay Resort. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 10/1/2006


Extension economist Linda Cox and CTAHR Board of Advisors member Dean Okimoto are featured in an article linking a sustainable agricultural economy for Hawaii with a produce-rich, healthy diet for residents. — Hawaii Business Magazine, 10/1/2006



September


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Weight-loss surgery comes with risks. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/23/2006


Cook your hamburgers thoroughly, avoid unpasteurized juices and dairy products, and wash your hands after a trip to the petting zoo. Aurora Saulo’s tips can protect consumers, especially young children, from E. coli O157:H7. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/22/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Be careful of the hype on health. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9/9/2006


Jay Deputy recommends mowing at the right height and frequency and with the proper equipment to keep zoysia grasses looking their best. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 9/8/2006


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas with Peppery Pineapple Salsa prepared by chefs from the Kapolei High School Culinary Arts Program. Bonus recipe: Pineapple Pie — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 9/1/2006



August


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: New TV show talks about food safety. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/27/2006


CTAHR Board of Advisors member and Hawaii Food Industry Association chairman Derek Kurisu touts the 2006 Made in Hawaii Festival — Midweek, 8/16/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Multivitamin takers may miss vitamin K — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 8/13/2006


Interested in organic agriculture? Jari Sugano explains the basics and recommends an upcoming CTAHR workshop for more information. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 8/11/2006


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: Poamoho Farms Ambrosia Salad "Martini" with Ulu Chips prepared by Chef Andy Nelson, Executive Sous Chef, Pacific Beach Hotel. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 8/1/2006



July


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Even laziest can do these exercises — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/30/2006


The Mililani girls under-16 team, under the leadership of CTAHR’s John Yanagida, captured an American Youth Soccer Organization national championship during the 2006 AYSO National Games held July 13-16 in Chicago. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 7/26/2006


Kristine Cuthrell: Losing Weight: Finding What Works For You — Island Scence, 7/26/2006


Former CTAHR researcher WenHao Sun worked with emeritus professor C.S. Tang to develop a method for growing salt-tolerant land plants on floating platforms in sea water, a technique now used to cultivate sea asparagus (pickleweed). — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/26/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Hype drives prescriptions’ popularity — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/16/2006


Associate dean and associate director for cooperative extension Wayne Nishijima is the recipient of the 2006 Willard Wilson Award, which honors exemplary community service by UH employees. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/16/2006


Can You Pass the Ag Awareness Test? — CTAHR feature story, 7/7/2006


Jari Sugano and Dale Sato praise the productivity of the vegetable gardens brought to Hawaii by Filipino immigrants. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 7/7/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Genetic mapping next tech threshold — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7/2/2006


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: Kahuku Farms Apple Banana Lumpia prepared by Chef Kele Smith, Pacific Club. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 7/1/2006



June


Kristine Cuthrell: The Truth About Dietary Supplements – Are they safe? Should you be taking them? — Island Scence, 6/28/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Start early to prevent adult obesity — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/18/2006


Six Million Pennies for Your Thoughts — CTAHR feature story, 6/8/2006


Produce: Quality and Safety Go Together — News@UH, 6/5/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Hawaii-grown food products are best buys. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/4/2006


Carol D’Angelo shows off some of the treasures that make up the CTAHR Costume Collection. — Hana Ho, 6/1/2006


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: Onaga Flavored with Cumin, Marinated "Big Wave" tomatoes, vegetables a la Greque Raite Sauce prepared by Chef Mavro. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 6/1/2006



May


Dian Dooley: Healthful Foods: What’s in a List? – Consider these superfoods when planning your next meal — Island Scence, 5/24/2006


Jinzeng Yang and Baoping Zhao, along with USDA researcher Robert Wall, have found that enhancing muscle mass early in the development of mice protects them against obesity even when the mice are fed a high-fat diet. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/23/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Make half the day’s starch whole-grain — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/7/2006


Building on a relationship fostered by CTAHR’s 2006 Outstanding Alumnus, Po-Yung Lai, a Memorandum of Understanding is signed formalizing the relationship between UH Manoa and Taiwan’s National Pingtung University of Science and Technology. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5/6/2006


Buy Fresh, Buy Local: Aloun Farm's Honeydew Melon Macha Smoothie prepared by Chef Grant Sato, Kapiolani Community College School of Culinary Arts. — KITV Channel 4 Morning Show, 5/1/2006



April


Liangjie Dong’s MicroNose Technology, Chad Walton’s Akamai Diagnostics, and Prof. Qing Li’s Aqua Pura swept the Traditional Category in the UH Business Plan Competition, taking first, second, and third place, respectively. All three are members of CTAHR’s Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 4/29/2006


To optimize the vegetative growth that produces a lush green lawn, Jay Deputy recommends feeding your grass a fertilizer rich in nitrogen. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 4/28/2006


Apparel Product Design and Merchandising students Dana Kawamura, Sandy Suzuki, Tina Vines, Dan Weaver, Jenna Weiss, and Lisa Xiao present their latest work in “A Common Thread,” the 2006 Senior Design Show. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/27/2006


Dian Dooley: Understanding the Old and the New – Using biotechnology to improve our food. — Island Scence, 4/26/2006


Learning the Skills that Make School Fun — CTAHR feature story, 4/20/2006


Doctoral candidate Lianjie Dong’s latest invention, MicroNose, is an inexpensive, effective, and environmentally sound filtering material that removes toxic heavy metals such as arsenic from water. Economist Ping-Sun Leung is a member of the MicroNose development team. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/9/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Diet ad scams easily reported to U.S. agency — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4/9/2006


Harry Ako, chair of CTAHR’s Department of Molecular Biology and Bioengineering, describes how the department, now five years old, has developed cutting-edge technologies to support a biotechnology industry in the islands. — Hawaii Business Magazine, 4/1/2006



March


The second year of heavy rains on Oahu’s Windward coast will limit farmer’s yields, notes extension agent Jari Sugano. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/30/2006


Dian Dooley: Vive La Difference – Gender Differences in Nutritional Needs — Island Scence, 3/29/2006


Growing diversified food crops and plant material for biofuels, on former pineapple and sugarcane lands can conserve green space, recharge our aquifers, and improve Hawaii's food and energy security. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/28/2006


Twelve teens who represented Hawaii at the 84th National 4-H Congress in Atlanta in late November attained the highest state honor in the 4-H Youth Development program. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/28/2006


The high cost of housing creates hardship and stress for Hawaii families, says Bobbie Yee, chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/26/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Water offers best source for nutrients — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/26/2006


Agricultural lands should be protected from development, argues extension agent Glenn Teves. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/23/2006


Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation president and CTAHR Board of Advisors member Dean Okimoto discusses ag-related bills that are before the Hawaii State Legislature this session. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/21/2006


CTAHR’s Milton Yamasaki, manager of the Mealani Research Station and Francis Zee of the USDA’s Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center discuss their efforts to cultivate high-quality tea on the Big Island. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/13/2006


Extension agent Virginia Easton-Smith helps Big Island resident Colleen Porter enter the Guinness Book of World Records with the world’s largest mango, which weighs 5 pounds, 7 ounces. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/12/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Genetics makes universal nutrition plan impossible — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/12/2006


An innovative, affordable technology developed by Liangjie Dong for removing arsenic from drinking water has the potential to improve the health of more than 100 million people. — China Daily News, 3/8/2006


An innovative, affordable technology developed by Liangjie Dong for removing arsenic from drinking water has the potential to improve the health of more than 100 million people. — West Hawaii Today, 3/8/2006


Dean Okimoto and Alec Sou, members of the CTAHR Board of Advisors, are among the farmers to experience crop losses this year due to heavy rains. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3/5/2006


Dean Okimoto and Alec Sou, members of the CTAHR Board of Advisors, are among the farmers to experience crop losses this year due to heavy rains. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/4/2006


C.Y. Hu argues for the usefulness and safety of field trials for genetically engineered Chinese 'Bun Long' taro. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 3/3/2006



February


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Not all food scares worth consuming — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/26/2006


Kristine Cuthrell: Top 10 Reasons to Put Fiber Back in Your Diet – You know it's good for you. So why don't you eat more of it? — Island Scence, 2/22/2006


Andre Kim show benefits CTAHR's Apparel Design and Merchandising program — The Honolulu Advertiser, 2/19/2006


Pioneering UH food scientist Carey D. Miller left legacy of knowledge — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/13/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Fat-blocking drug comes with various drawbacks — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/12/2006



January


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: No winners yet in calorie count contest — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/29/2006


Extension Specialist Arnold Hara works with Bill Durston, owner of Leilani Nursery, to improve the hot shower treatment system that kills coqui frogs on potted plants. The system would make it possible for flower growers to guarantee that their plants are coqui-free when they ship interisland or out of state. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 1/29/2006


A NEW Approach to Healthy Eating — CTAHR feature story, 1/27/2006


Dian Dooley: Eating to Breathe – Holiday celebrations have a nutrition connection — Island Scence, 1/25/2006


, 1/22/2006


Ania Wieczorek meditates on how best to protect Hawaiian taro from new diseases and pests. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/22/2006


Jay Deputy recommends mulches, together with a moderate regime of water and fertilizer, to help keep your lawn weed-free. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 1/20/2006


Pick pitaya (dragonfruit) at peak ripeness for best flavor, recommends Jari Sugano. — The Honolulu Advertiser, 1/13/2006


CTAHR Dean Andrew Hashimoto, along with Sandra Lee Kunimoto, director of the state Department of Agriculture and officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, met with Philippine agricultural officials to explore partnership opportunities in agricultural technology, pest control, research and trade. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/8/2006


CTAHR Dean Andrew Hashimoto is part of a 178 member delegation lead by Governor Lingle. — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/2/2006


Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs: Contest tries to find objects that accurately represent food portions — Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/1/2006