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Heidi Edwards says ...
Thank you for supporint labeling of GMO foods. Now please open a store near 08226. Thank you
03/09/2013 7:10:09 AM CST
Liz G says ...
Even the meat and fish departments? fresh and cryovac??? that will be impressive. Companies know they are using GMO ingredients, 5 years is a generous amount of time.
03/09/2013 7:13:52 AM CST
Jen Boose says ...
This is the right move! So glad to hear that Whole Foods is supporting GMO transparency!
03/09/2013 7:16:14 AM CST
M L Ridge says ...
Thank you!! Thank you for standing up for your consumers!! Now we can vote with our pocketbook.
03/09/2013 7:31:42 AM CST
jessica says ...
I spend alot of money at whole foods and will never forgive you for this. I am allergic to gmo's they cause me severe torturous stomach pain. I spend alot of money at whole foods because you have a better selection of non-gmo and organic foods. I completely no longer trust your corporation, in fact it's safe to say I hate you and think you are trying to kill me. Im trying to be honest, not insulting. I still continue to shop with you as you stock a few products I can not but elsewhere. Now I have begun shopping at the small organic stores you did not put out of business in CT, and nowadays they are often even cheaper then your store. Also Shop & shop and Shop rite are carrying more organic foods. Shop rites organic produce costs what regular fruit costs. I do not feel your company values my business and is instead using me for my money and manipulateing me into buying poisonous food when I think Im purchasing the healthiest option. Labeling foods in 2018 is not good enough. If you dont do it tomarro you will forever scare your reputation. Whole foods came into its own becasue people honestly value quality food and thats why it will lose its market share. Because of recent attempts at non lableing gmo's it takes me over twice as long to grocery shop. Some brands ive long purchased, Ive had to drop. this is ridiculous that I have to fight the food industry to find unpoisonous food. you should be aware that gmo have been found to cause cancer, but there is no way you cant be aware of this since the topic has so much influence on you. I honestly feel your company is trying to trick me into eating poison and that I have to fight with food companies to find the quality food Im looking for. Grocery shopping has turned into a nightmare. Your ruining my life/heath. As soon as I find an acceptable alternative to your store, Ill never look back. I already buy most products elsewhere after being a loyal shopper ever since you opened your store in west hartford.
03/09/2013 7:33:38 AM CST
Vlad says ...
Finally! Thank You.
03/09/2013 7:34:35 AM CST
Diane Bouska says ...
Selling genetically modified foods at all is contrary to the stated aim of Whole Foods. I can't believe you've BEEN selling us GMO foods; you should ban all GMOs. I thought when I shopped at Whole Foods I was getting wholesome real food.
03/09/2013 7:42:33 AM CST
linda harris says ...
Yes! Finally--I was beginning to label Whole Foods: "hypocrite"! Congratulations to WF for being the leader they started out to be. Hopefully they are at the top of a very steep slippery slope.
03/09/2013 7:58:42 AM CST
JJ says ...
Thank you for taking this initiative! I will spread the word and I believe Whole Foods will reap the benefits by their loyal cutomers and new ones seeking clean food. Hopfefully this will just be the beginning as I would like to see BPA and other packaging chemicals listed as well.
03/09/2013 7:59:44 AM CST
Nicole says ...
While i am glad that WFM is listening to us, I think the deadline is way too long. 5yrs? Why does it take 5 years to label?
03/09/2013 8:05:24 AM CST
Dawn says ...
Why sell anything GMO? Takes care of the labeling issue, no?
03/09/2013 8:16:10 AM CST
Dave says ...
O God, you people know there is no proven health benefits between "organic" food and GMO's? People, please actually do some hard research(you know with peer reviewed articles) instead of being zealots.
03/09/2013 8:28:52 AM CST
Jim Stojek says ...
Thank you Whole Foods for finally stepping up to the plate. It's about time you came to the understanding of your customer bases' wants and needs. Your lack of support with Prop 37 cause my family to stop shopping at your stores here in Austin, but with this news we will be back tommorow. I will spread the word.
03/09/2013 8:34:50 AM CST
David S says ...
Thank you for making the right decision and showing leadership on this very important cause. I hope that with Whole Foods' leadership that the other food markets and restaurants follow and that GMO labeling becomes mandatory nationwide. Better yet, maybe consumers will stop buying GMO products and the food producers will have no choice but to go back to farming the "old fashioned" way.
03/09/2013 8:35:24 AM CST
Louise Christofferson says ...
Thank you for taking the lead in this devisive but important topic. I am proud to be a WF shopper.
03/09/2013 8:35:57 AM CST
Si says ...
Bravo, definitely a move in the right direction.
03/09/2013 8:38:39 AM CST
Jim says ...
Thank you Whole Foods for finally stepping up to the plate. It's about time you came to the understanding of your customer bases' wants and needs. Your lack of support with Prop 37 cause my family to stop shopping at your stores here in Austin, but with this news we will be back tommorow. I will spread the word.
03/09/2013 8:47:58 AM CST
Wayne Jaquith says ...
As a long-time customer, currently in your Hadley, MA store, I want to thank you for becoming the first U.S. food retailer to promise to label GMO foods. As a former stockholder, I want to congratulate you in making a wise business decision as well. The market for organic and non-GMO foods keeps expanding, and will continue to do so. I used to buy a bread and muffins from WF's local bakery every week. But I stopped doing so because they are not label organic, or even non-GMO. I urge you to follow up by switching to organic and nonGMO ingredients in your own bakery, and to label these products accordingly. Many thanks, Wayne Jaquith
03/09/2013 8:54:46 AM CST
Stephanie says ...
Awesome! Wish there was a whole foods closer to me. You're setting realistic goals for such a big project. Good job!
03/09/2013 8:55:16 AM CST
Shawn says ...
Great news! Just wish it was coming MUCH sooner!
03/09/2013 9:36:18 AM CST
Linda Orlick says ...
Then why carry those products in the first place... I shop every week, spending loads of money in the Tribecca store because I trust your selection of products -- if you are really WHOLE FOODS, then dont support products that dilute the integrity of what WHOLE FOODS stand for!
03/09/2013 9:45:56 AM CST
Katherine Kline says ...
I actually don't currently shop at Whole Foods. However, after hearing about your commitment to labeling, I am going to start shopping at your stores immediately. Thanks so much for this!
03/09/2013 9:53:57 AM CST
Mary Marie says ...
YES, YES, YES!!!!!! Thank You for stepping up!!!!! I'm behind you 100%! I LOVE YOU WHOLE FOODS!!!!!
03/09/2013 10:03:19 AM CST
Mark says ...
Interesting. As this labeling extends to all products sold at whole foods, I presume it will include cheeses. If you have ever read the ingredients on a cheese label you will note the inclusion of "enzymes". These enzymes (proteases to be more specific) are used to clot milk, an essential process in cheese making. Did you know that most cheeses are made with GMO derived enzymes? Yes, the genes for these proteases are transgenically expressed in fermented bacteria the resultant proteases are purified and used to make cheese. Surprised? Wouldn't it be better to return to traditional methods of cheese production? In the past cheese was made using rennet, also a collection of enzymes for clotting milk. This was quite effective, and better yet, all natural. So where does rennet come from? Traditionally, rennet is obtained from the lining of the stomachs of young calves. Young calves are a particularly good source of rennet because they make it in relatively large amounts, as it helps them digest their mother's milk.
03/09/2013 10:11:16 AM CST
Patrice Anita says ...
THANK YOU! Thank you! thank you! This is what we want, this is what we need. Thank you for being courageous and stepping forward. Thank you for caring about what your customers want and doing what you can to make these things happen. Thank you for helping us have a healthier and safer life!
03/09/2013 10:15:32 AM CST

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