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Cheryl Creech says ...
I would like to thank Whole Foods for taking on this important project. When my husband was diagnosed with cancer more than 6 years ago, I searched everywhere for GMO-free products and antibotic/hormone free meats in an effort to detox his body and try to undo the damaged done by years of consuming these products. Unfortunately, it was too little; too late for him to fight and win his battle. Today, I still search for these item and purchase them for my own. I have been a customer of Whole Foods since your store opened in my city and look for your stores when traveling. Thank you, again, for undertaking this project and I will continue supporting Whole Foods in future efforts. Cheryl Creech Columbus, OH
07/12/2009 4:32:02 PM CDT
season says ...
hooray!!! this is a huge step forward, and i will be happy to pass the news along to everyone i know. well done, WF; i hope the project is a total success! sb in kc
07/13/2009 7:26:23 AM CDT
Linda says ...
I applaude the commpany's efforts in this Non-GMO Project! It will make shopping much more convenient. I was very happy to find out that you do not carry GMO produce as checking all the UPC codes for "8" I hate. Now I have another reason to love Whole Foods. Thank you!
07/13/2009 11:21:38 AM CDT
Mary says ...
This is a great step in the right direction, Whole Foods. I'm a consistent shopper in your stores all over the country, but I have been somewhat disappointed by all the "Conventional" fruits and veggies you sell. Conventional produce has been exposed to any or all of the following: pesticides, chemical fertilizer, hormones, genetic engineering, and sewage sludge. Why not strictly ORGANIC! Congratulations on joining the Non-GMO project and please, please, please stick to ORGANIC ONLY!! Thanks!
07/13/2009 8:17:06 PM CDT
Nigel Rudlin says ...
Hello. As a person who follows the GMO news,including pertinent and pending legislation, and all efforts by big AG and the pharmaceutical to ruin and control the food supply, terminator seeds..etc.. I received a document from a physician friend of mine Dr Micah Hale MD, who insisted that I share with as many people as possible. Its official: Informed Doctors are warning their patients to avoid GMO's.. You will find this link very informative. http://blogs.healthfreedomalliance.org/blog/2009/07/01/doctors-warn-avoid-genetically-modified-food-2/
07/13/2009 9:55:04 PM CDT
Anita says ...
I hope to see non-GMO labels soon. Because foods labeled "certified organic" only have to be 95% organic, I am always worried that they contain some gmo food like soy lecithin for example. What a rip to spend so much on "organic" food only to be dooped into eating things I don't want in my body.
07/19/2009 2:52:14 PM CDT
Shari says ...
Yea!! You made my day. :)
07/19/2009 4:28:38 PM CDT
Eric says ...
Hi, I became aware of using Non-GMO products in waching the movie Food, Inc.-I'm definitely a supporter of this endeavor! Thank you!
07/19/2009 11:18:52 PM CDT
Bryan A says ...
Does anyone have any reliable (non-biased) literature on if non-GMO foods are more beneficial than conventional foods??
07/20/2009 10:42:53 AM CDT
Heidi says ...
Thank you for this work Whole Foods - it's greatly appreciated. I only recently became aware of the GMO issue in foods, and was appalled by what I learned - even about some of the tactics employed by companies by Monsanto to contaminate organically grown produce. You have my deepest thanks and regards for doing something like this for the concerned shopper, and I hope you continually go forward in your endeavors to provide us with healthy untouched food. I used to do all of my shopping at ShopRite, but I now travel the extra 15 minutes just to go to your store for my food to ensure that my family is eating the safest food possible.
07/20/2009 2:46:20 PM CDT
Be The Solution Foundation says ...
This is excellent!!! Keep up the good and honest work Whole Foods!!! You really know your customers well. Thank you so much for doing this! ;D
07/20/2009 11:55:59 PM CDT
Merilynn Norell says ...
I am a former employee of Whole Foods and am proud to be so. This is a company that truly lives it's mission statement. I am aware of the effects of GMO products and WILL NOT consume anything containing seeds that have been altered in this way. I am so pleased that Whole Foods have taken yet another issue under their umbrella in changing the world. It is companies like this that will make a difference for the next generation. Thank you for all you do for people, the environment and the world.
07/21/2009 11:20:41 AM CDT
Cindy says ...
Excellent! Thanks for taking the lead, despite no government requirements to do so. Will you be offering your non-GMO products in Canada also? We have two Whole Foods in the metro Vancouver, BC area.
07/22/2009 12:33:37 AM CDT
Anna Krengel says ...
Thank you so much for insuring that our food is NOT genetically modified!!!!
07/22/2009 9:00:37 PM CDT
Vicki says ...
I just want to be sure I understand correctly, the Whole Foods 365 brand does not contain any GMO's, but whole Foods stores do sell other items containing GMO's....?? I hate to think of the myriad of packaged products containing corn and soy that are for sure genetically modified. I was happy to know Whole Foods will not sell anything with hydrogenated fat, maybe this same rule should apply to GMO's. I think you'd be eliminating a lot of products and halting their production. NOw there's an idea!
07/29/2009 3:49:09 PM CDT
peter pratt says ...
i wish whole foods would indicate if a product is gmo. For example corn in the fresh produce? Is it gmo or is it not?
09/02/2009 6:50:19 AM CDT
Dmitriy Zasyatkin says ...
I am so happy to hear that Whole Foods is committed to keeping food natural. We just watched "The Future of Food" documentary the other night and it really opened up our eyes to the state of the food industry. Thank you Whole Foods.
09/02/2009 10:47:22 AM CDT
Barbara says ...
Thanks so much for all your hard work... one more step for mankind!!!
09/12/2009 9:43:36 AM CDT
Kathy says ...
I'm responding to Anita's question if organic foods can contain GMOs and according to the Center for Food Safety, if a product contains any oganic product it has to be 100% GMO free.
09/17/2009 12:59:33 PM CDT
Carole says ...
In addition to labeling, what about just not selling GMO foods? I think we've seen enough studies showing that GMOS are not good for humans or animals.
11/13/2009 4:35:24 PM CST
Sheila says ...
It's January 2010 now. I don't see products marked non-GMO in my Santa Fe Whole Foods and I go there 1 to 2 times per day to eat. How about starting with not using canola oil as a substitute for more expensive oils or butter in your prepared foods. 90% of canola oil is from GMO seeds. Same with anything made from soybean crops (90% GMO grown) including soy sauce, tofu, edamame, soybean oil, soy milk, etc. I see a lot of prepared/hot bar/baked goods products made with these oils or fructose, palm oil, and corn oil. It's getting tough to find anything to eat that doesn't have that stuff in eat. Brown rice is usually a safe bet.
01/09/2010 11:36:02 AM CST
Bob says ...
It is refreshing and reassuring to know you people understand the need for quality all natural products that are also affordable. GMO crops are far worse than any consumer knows right now. I will guarantee this becomes a much bigger issue than the trans fats issue. It's sad that these big corporations like Monsanto are only concerned with profits and not the well being of the general public. Thank you Whole Foods for your commitment to this major issue.
01/12/2010 4:42:23 PM CST
mike says ...
I never want to buy any type of gmo product! Thank You for fighting this!
04/14/2010 4:48:14 AM CDT
Denise Hanse says ...
I justed saw "Food, Inc." on PBS and it made me sick. I shop almost exclusively at Whole Foods. Can't wait to see GMO-free products in my store. Keep up the good work, and thank you.
04/27/2010 9:48:44 AM CDT
Cindy Short says ...
Yes!!! Finally!!!
06/05/2010 7:41:37 PM CDT

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