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micah whitehead says ...
BIG THANKS for doing this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03/08/2013 12:46:20 PM CST
terri negron says ...
Nice... tell your resources to go to seedsnow.com and buy non-gmo seeds. Yippee!
03/08/2013 12:46:33 PM CST
morten@smorgas.com says ...
I take my (chef) hat off to you for committing to label GMO's. And once you, I will return and start shopping again at Whole Foods. Morten Sohlberg, chef/owner, Smorgas Chef Restaurant Group, NYC
03/08/2013 12:48:21 PM CST
Kayla says ...
Yes! This makes me sooo excited and wanting to shop in your stores more than ever! I want to provide healthy food for my family and this is going to help make it so much easier! Thanks!
03/08/2013 12:49:07 PM CST
Sabia says ...
This is wonderful news Whole Foods! Thank you for supporting our right to know what is in our food. I sincerely hope that this means that Whole Foods will reconsider using GMO ingredients in your house brands. So many of the nuts, chocolates, dried fruits etc. you sell under the Whole Foods name contain non-organic canola or soy. I would love to be able to buy these products, but I am GMO-free! A step in the right direction, thank you!
03/08/2013 12:49:15 PM CST
Heather O says ...
Happy Birthday to me! Thank you for tackling this important issue!
03/08/2013 12:52:27 PM CST
Brewster says ...
Great work! Thank you for doing right by your customers.
03/08/2013 12:53:08 PM CST
jason says ...
WOOHOOO!!!! Finally, someone with some weight starts using it for THE GREATER GOOD. Many companies how so much power but do nothing significant with it. Way to go Whole Foods!!!
03/08/2013 12:55:04 PM CST
Lauren says ...
That's great news but 2018? Ridiculous. Give them 3 months. We deserve to know now.
03/08/2013 12:56:08 PM CST
Laura Lenhard says ...
didn't Whole Foods promise only two years ago they'd NEVER allow GMOs? What happened?
03/08/2013 12:57:40 PM CST
Christina Busse says ...
Thank you thank you thank you!!!
03/08/2013 12:59:02 PM CST
Amanda says ...
THANK YOU WHOLE FOODS!!!! Precisely why I shop so exclusively with you. And your prices are not any more expensive than regular grocery shopping. I am on a tight budget but I still manage to get all the food I need for my family and all organic, thanks to you! :) I am excited about your non-gmo campaign and support it to the fullest!
03/08/2013 12:59:31 PM CST
Tracy says ...
Unbelievable!!! You now have a loyal customer for life!!!
03/08/2013 1:10:00 PM CST
Marika Ujvari says ...
Why the long wait?!? Why not now???
03/08/2013 1:14:16 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LUCY - Yes, this labeling will apply to our US and Canada stores.
03/08/2013 1:15:54 PM CST
Uncle Ernie says ...
Well good for you, then in five years I'll consider shopping at your stores as I don't eat frankenfoods, some of which you sell marked as organic. So for 5 years you'll continue to sell gmo poisons. How do you look in the mirror in the morning without cutting your throat?
03/08/2013 1:16:55 PM CST
Jon C says ...
I shop frequently at WF and say THANK YOU!!!!! I've been particularly concerned about GMO animals/meat and salmon that's genetically modified to grow faster wihtout any kind of labeling. I assume this will cover animals and meat too. Again, Thank You for listening to your customers and taking this important step!!!
03/08/2013 1:17:05 PM CST
Andrea Galvin says ...
While I appreciate that labeling will change why will it take 5 years? I am not sure I understand why? You are putting in a new store on Cape Cod, we want labelled food immediately as it is effecting the health of children and adults right now?
03/08/2013 1:19:35 PM CST
Mary Bogue says ...
Seriously 2018? You cannot accomplish this NOW? Your labor policies are bad enough, but THIS behavior adds to the reasons you have lost me as a customer. Have a GMO day.
03/08/2013 1:20:17 PM CST
Kim Alcock says ...
Thank you Whole Foods for not letting us down. I knew you would come through for us and love having that faith validated. Keep up the great work!
03/08/2013 1:20:38 PM CST
Nazira De Marchi says ...
Great!!!!!!!!!!! ......when are you going to open one in Kauai???????
03/08/2013 1:22:38 PM CST
Barb says ...
Greatly appreciated but 5 years is too long!!!!! They need to start complying much sooner. Changing packaging should not take that long.
03/08/2013 1:23:16 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LAURA - I have worked for the company for 7 years and do not recall hearing this. Did you see this on our blog? If you have a link to where you saw this I'd be happy to check it out.
03/08/2013 1:25:14 PM CST
Sarah Holm says ...
Thank you Whole Foods! As an organic dairy farmer, this farsighted effort of yours effects me personally in a huge way. My best wishes. Thank you to you and to your consumers.
03/08/2013 1:27:01 PM CST
Amy Beahm says ...
THANK YOU SO MUCH! You have secured me as a lifetime customer!
03/08/2013 1:31:36 PM CST

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