Whole Story

The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog

Chews Wise with John Mackey

By Paige Brady, July 1, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady
In a wide ranging interview posted to his blog Chews Wise, Samuel Fromartz, author of Organic, Inc: Natural Foods and How They Grew, talked to Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey about "the Wild Oats deal, rising food prices, the company's soon-to-be-launched humane meat ratings system, and the prospects for sustainable seafood." This is a great read for anyone interested in the natural foods industry and Whole Foods Market in particular. Make sure to read both parts of the interview.
Category: Food Issues

 

3 Comments

Comments

Ms. Single Mama says ...
I think the humane meat ratings system is an amazing idea ... I have noticed that the grocers in my area are now just labeling meat organic, when I doubt the validity. I have no way to verify it though. Maybe a website? Perhaps started by - ummm - Whole Foods. Customers could review meat quality. It could be a start. Thanks for this blog. It's fabulous!
07/01/2008 8:55:46 AM CDT
Teresa says ...
I'm not sure "humane" and "meat" can actually be used together, since the animals wind up on a plate, but I suppose it's a tiny step away from the most tortuous practices in use by the worst meat processors. I just had to comment since "Humane Meat" is a complete oxymoron.
07/01/2008 11:24:27 AM CDT
Diane says ...
Great interview! They're talking about the pricing at Whole Foods, among other things, and I have to say that we've found the pricing to be very fair there. I don't have a Whole Foods in my neighborhood--our closest is over 200 miles away. But every summer we drive over there and we load up. Although I love my local health food store, it's pricey. And the local grocer may be carrying more organic these days, but cheap? Anything but! I don't expect organic prices to be as low as non-organic, but I see Whole Foods getting darned close in many cases. Now if we could just get one closer to home...
07/01/2008 1:07:51 PM CDT