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October 20, 2013
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Chard Cooking School with Alice FongAt Whole Foods Market, we get a lot of questions about organics. And not surprisingly, a good majority of those questions come from parents with young kids.

June 21, 2013
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If you’re looking to fill your shopping cart with organics without emptying your pocketbook, it pays to know when to reach for them. Here are seven ways to go organic without going over your budget.
June 21, 2013
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With more organic options than ever in every aisle, it’s time to clear up some common misconceptions. Here are six myths that we’re happy to debunk so you can shop with ease.
June 20, 2013
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ChickenWhile organic produce, and even organic dairy, often gets the glory, I thought it would be good to talk about what makes organic meat and poultry organic.

June 19, 2013
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Choosing organic food supports farmers and producers who believe in good health, quality foods and earth-friendly sustainable agricultural practices.
June 10, 2013
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"Wait, what?” – you may ask – “A grocery store can be certified organic?” Yes, it can and we are. Here’s what goes into it.
September 6, 2012
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While organic produce, and even organic dairy, often gets the glory, I thought it would be good to talk about what makes organic meat and poultry organic.
August 1, 2012
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If you’re looking for the best and best-tasting foods, here are 10 tips for healthier food choices. Consider this your cheat sheet!
May 29, 2012
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Sweet! There’s just no other way to describe summer’s organic berries ... well, besides juicy, flavorful, perfectly ripe and ready to enjoy right now.
May 26, 2012
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Let’s get to the root and heart of the matter – people and the planet. Here are five simple reasons that I (and many others) reach for organics.
March 15, 2012
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Let’s put a rest to some rumors!

I answer customer questions here at Whole Foods Market. Lately we’ve been hearing from a lot of customers who’ve seen a news story about our frozen vegetables coming from China. It’s actually an inaccurate four year-old news story that has resurfaced and is making its way around the internet again. I‘m posting here in the hopes of setting the record straight.

The story, which first aired on ABC affiliate WJLA in 2008, paints the picture that organics from China are not possible.

This is simply not true.

February 2, 2012
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Stop the insanity! I help with customer inquiries here at Whole Foods Market and we’ve been hearing some wild, off-base stories from folks around the country lately.

For brevity’s sake, I’m going to list them here in hopes of dispelling these rumors.

Rumor No. 1: Whole Foods Market has been bought by Monsanto. No! What crazy talk! We’ve never had any affiliation with that company. We are publicly traded; our majority shareholders are listed in documents filed with the SEC and, I promise, Monsanto is not on the list and never has been.

September 28, 2011
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Find out what it means for a grocery store to be “certified organic” and why it’s so important to maintain organic integrity from seed to shopping cart.
September 27, 2011
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Here are just a few of the many organic grocery products that line our store shelves and give you all the more reason to fall in love with organics this month.
September 25, 2011
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Celebrate Organic Harvest Month by enjoying organic fruit. Read on to find recipes and ideas that feature organic raspberries, nature’s tangy-sweet treat.
September 18, 2011
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Chris Slick is the Senior Global Coordinator for Exclusive and Store Brands for Whole Foods Market. When he’s not working to bring great 365 Everyday Value® organic products to market, you can find him collecting comic books, and watching the Doctor Who series on BBC America.
September 18, 2011
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Celebrate Organic Harvest Month by appreciating the hard work of organic farmers! Try these recipes and ideas worthy of juicy and delicious organic grapes.
September 17, 2011
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What does “organic” really mean? Find out the precise requirements and discover why supporting organic agriculture is so important.
September 9, 2011
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This September, we’re celebrating National Organic Harvest Month in our stores across the US and that means we’re celebrating the organic farmers we partner with. Organic farmers not only encourage biodiversity, they depend on it — both above and below the ground.
September 4, 2011
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What makes organic yellow peaches extra awesome? They’re bursting with flavor! Check out these tasty recipes and then stop by for a sample.
September 2, 2011
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September is National Organic Harvest Month. Celebrate with us and check out the Top 10 Reasons to Go Organic!
September 1, 2011
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Cowgirl Creamery Organic Mt. Tam cheese is buttery, earthy, creamy and dreamy. Stop by for a taste!
June 6, 2008
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Update: June 13, 2010

Since I wrote this post about two years ago, we’ve had a few changes and I wanted to make sure anyone reading this is up to speed on current information.