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Steve hartwick says ...
So the whole point of me shopping, and buying stock with you was to go natural. Gmo labels by 2018 not good enough. how about none in your stores?
04/11/2013 7:19:42 PM CDT
Pam Falzon says ...
Thank you Whole Food! You are the leaders in this fight against GMO's and labeling. Hopefully all will take you follow your lead.
04/14/2013 9:59:50 AM CDT
Chimera Maria Hardt says ...
Why even carry GMO's? Bad for us and bad for the environment! How about I just don't shop at your store anymore? That's my goal. To move away from any dependency and to grow our own food and shop from farmer's and people who will stand up to Monsanto. Chimera
04/17/2013 10:01:48 PM CDT
Chuck Wood says ...
I am just learning about the dangers of GMO products. Thank you for making this positive most for healthier food options for all your customers. I shop daily at one of the Tucson stores and love it!!
04/18/2013 12:45:02 PM CDT
Sharron McCracken says ...
Whatever your reasons for deciding to require GMO labeling in your stores, It's a nutritionally wise one and I'm very glad. I wish it were happening sooner than 5 years.
04/18/2013 6:52:53 PM CDT
Lynne Ditsch says ...
So, it is not true then, that Whole Foods has conceded to Monsanto and agreed to carry their mega GMO food sources?
04/19/2013 4:23:57 PM CDT
H C Neubauer says ...
We have a 3 year old little girl in our family with severe food allergies, like corn, soy, eggs, milk and more. There are allmost no foods our child can eat without the fear of allergic breakouts. It is absolutely awful what that little girl has to endure because of foods that are GMO contaminated. Contamination is what i feel has been done to our food supplies. I just wished whoever it is that started that genetically modification nonsense would have to deal with the problems which people with food allergies have to deal with, like our little one. Please stop that nonsense. Lets just go back to the ways foods were handled in the so called "Old Days". Just one example, when my children were little and we purchased milk we did not have to worry to throw milk out when it got sour. We still were able to use it as sour milk. Today if milk gets sour it stinks up the whole house. Get rid of the chemicals in it and we solve one problem. I'm glad we found Whole Foods, which has milk we can give our child to drink because it has no additives and is not homogenized. Thank you and thanks for taking the time and reading this message. a Very upset Great Grandma
04/20/2013 4:37:53 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LYNNE - Due to the pervasiveness of GMOs in the food supply and no mandatory labeling regulations, we decided to take control where we could and offer GMO labeling in our stores. We hope for a uniform set of rules that support your right to know. Until then, we are moving forward with our own GMO labeling plan.
04/23/2013 1:08:49 PM CDT
Diana says ...
So what do we do while we wait? Do you suggest we continue to kill ourselves eating your products? This should happen NOW!
04/24/2013 3:01:57 PM CDT
Chris Moulton says ...
Thank you for taking this step. Just when it seemed no one was listening to the people, Whole Foods stepped up to the plate and did the right thing. I am sure you have just created many more loyal customers.
04/25/2013 1:41:36 PM CDT
Linda says ...
Thank You!!! You guys rock. Whole Foods is on the cutting edge and maybe you will change minds of the others influenced by lobbyists. You will continue to get my business as you care about what we put into our bodies.
04/26/2013 12:48:52 PM CDT
Terry B says ...
I don't often get to WF because it is quite a drive for me. This fantastic step by WF would be supported by me IN TOTALITY!! I would make the extra drive to support their store. Let's ALL vote with our dollars on this one! Please be strong and don't let monsters like Wal-Mart water down the labeling.
04/26/2013 10:17:24 PM CDT
Laura Sinaguglia says ...
Thank you for your supporting the GMO labeling. We have supported you for many years! Please make a public support of HB 6519 and HB 6527 in CT! We need your public support to win this battle! You are one of the only markets that has shown a true concern for what the people need. Thank you again
04/29/2013 10:37:19 AM CDT
Marion says ...
Please Label. Please
05/05/2013 5:31:32 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
Your deadline is rediculous. Everyone knows there is no reason for this to take 5 years! The excuse may be that the labels are so costly. Big deal! so is our health, and they don't have to print an entire label. They could immediately affix a tiny label that says "NON-GMO" in an appropriate, easy to see place.
05/09/2013 3:35:49 PM CDT
Jessica Taft says ...
Consumers should ask food manufacturers to verify their non gmo status with actual lab testing of food. There is plenty of cross contamination from the time a seed is looked at to the time of production. Get the science behind what you're about to eat, with regard to whether the product had gmos.
05/09/2013 9:59:42 PM CDT
marilyn coates says ...
You sound like the government that takes years to implement sound practices. WHY five years to bring us the truth in labeling gmo foods. We won the second world war in five years.
05/10/2013 9:05:34 AM CDT
Sylvia Harding says ...
Thank you for labelling GMO food they shouldn't even be on grocery shelves!!
05/12/2013 9:50:51 AM CDT
Helen Rossi says ...
I applaud Whole Foods for their forward-thinking, socially responsible stance on the GMO issue. I have already been depending on WF for quite a few years now as a source of certified organic and non-GMO foods. The far-reaching agenda of a company like Monsanto is alarming, but so is the widespread apathy of the general public. It appears that other large grocery retailers are following Whole Foods' lead, and I can only be hopeful that more and more people will become aware of this very real danger to our environment, health and livelihoods.
05/12/2013 1:47:16 PM CDT
Trina Cervantes says ...
Way to go WF!!! This is a step in the right direction. People deserve to know what they are buying. I wish more people were educated on what GMO's are and why the can be harmful. Doing this has made me want to shop there even more. I wish you had more stores.
05/13/2013 12:56:24 AM CDT
Mike Brouillard says ...
I applaud the effort but I wish the deadline were not so far off. The cost or trouble of new labels should not be an issue. Labels and packaging change all the time. The public needs to push harder and vote with their wallets by continuing to buy organic and products labeled Non GMO. Businesses only understand sales and profits.
05/13/2013 9:39:18 AM CDT
wendy says ...
I appreciate the thought behind this. Unfortunately until Monsanto is under control, farmers may unintentionally be planting gmo seeds. How many companies does Monsanto control now? How many gmo seeds are being slipped into regular ones? This whole scenario is just a nightmare from which we would like to wake up.
05/16/2013 12:43:53 PM CDT
Steve Muldoon says ...
Thank you, I'm a long time customer, but why 5 years? Why not 1 year max?
05/16/2013 1:29:40 PM CDT
cheryle addis says ...
Thank you for taking this important step to help the consumer who wants to be able to choose safe food for his or her family. Hopefully, this will also have at least a small impact on those of us who also want to 'save the planet'.
05/16/2013 2:50:59 PM CDT
Mark Welsch says ...
I think you should move on this much faster. Changing labels is very easy. Packagers don't have a 5 year supply of labels. Please tell all of your suppliers that they must, by January 1, 2014, put either "GMO FREE", "MAY CONTAIN GMO FOOD" or "CONTAINS GMO FOOD" on all products you buy. If they won't do that, stop buying their products.
05/17/2013 8:13:51 AM CDT

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