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Lorne Salter says ...
This article http://www.naturalnews.com/029833_non-GMO_foods_FDA.html describes FDA intiatives to not only approve the super fast growing Frankensalmon and not label it, but to ban the "non-GMO" labelling, which would gut (no pun intended) Whole Food's GMO program and most natural food labelling. This is yet another push to ban labelling of genetically modified food AND non-GMO. I am sure you are on to this and fighting again for all of us. We are behind you in this new battle and wish you the same success as in some of the earlier battles. I hope you tap your customers for a vigorous in-store and online petition, letter, call-congress etc. campaign to defeat them again.
09/26/2010 10:06:11 AM CDT
Irene Gibson says ...
Why is Whole Foods now supporting allowing GMO alfalfa and other GMO foods? Why are you caving in to Monsanto?
01/27/2011 3:50:40 PM CST
Nick McLogic says ...
I am going to question the validity of some of the assertions here, or at least point out the posters' myopia. When people go on about genetic engineering and how we are affecting nature, I feel compelled to point out that some of these people drive cars. They also use the internet, may probably own a dog or cat, and probably have eaten meat from poultry and/or beef. These are all products in which we have manipulated nature to our benefit. The purpose of GMOs in agriculture is to feed more people, rely less on pesticides, use less water, and increase resistance to specific bacteria or viruses. The tools regarding our pets and food animals has been selective breeding, which is selecting breeding mates by specific traits. Where some would say this is natural, it is not. Evolution is natural, selective breeding and genetic engineering are not. I have yet to see links to any peer reviewed scientific literature that casts a bad light on less pesticides, pathogen resistance, less water use in crops OR feeding the growing population of this planet. That all being said, I eat almost entirely organic products because it's the only way to avoid persistent pesticides. Whole Foods offers great prices on these products and I value them for that. So while I use and advocate organic labelled products, this non-GMO movement smacks of under education and an inability to look at the bigger picture regarding world food supply and population.
04/11/2011 9:57:33 PM CDT
KMC0378 says ...
I'm sorry, but just because GMO increase crop sustainability, and reduces water consumption for irrigation, doesn't mean that it's actually healthy to consume. My biggest beef with it is that there hasn't been sufficient long-term testing to determine how our bodies will react to the protiens in these foods. I also do not think it is fair that we are eating all types of foods that contain GMO's and are not being told that they are in the food!!! The truth in labeling is not there. Everything else is on the labels, SOY, PEANUTS etc. if it touched those things in the production process. Every other ingredient is listed, then they should have to say "GM Soy" or "GM Corn Byproduct" or whatever. At least give us a choice instead of shoving it down our throats. I think it is rather socialistic to "assume" we'd all be ok with the decisions they have made for us!
09/29/2011 2:28:59 PM CDT
Gary Abreim says ...
Can Whole Foods make the claim that their 365 brand does not contain GMOs?
09/30/2012 11:55:51 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@GARY - Thanks for your question. We have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in putting our house brand (both 365 Everyday Value and 365 organic products) through third party non-GMO verification. You can find the complete list at http://www.nongmoproject.org/take-action/search-participating-products/search/?brandId=222.
10/03/2012 2:24:24 PM CDT
Benjamin Haffner says ...
"Let's stop eating GMOs?" Whole Foods: Stop selling GMO foods, and support Prop 37
10/27/2012 2:16:26 PM CDT
Benjamin Haffner says ...
Ha! I posted a suggestion for WF to stop selling GMO foods (like Kashi cereal) - and, the screen froze. The save button worked; but, then I read this comment at the top of my monitor, "Your comment has been queued for review by site administrators and will be published after approval." Oh well, I tried to enlighten the unaware WF's customers about their consistent practice of profiting from GMO foods. I know it's a hard business transition to make, but a worth while one for the health of WF clientele and brand integrity (stop the false advertising of GMO foods as natural, especially in your deli section).
10/27/2012 2:23:32 PM CDT
Molly Terlevich says ...
So is 365 Brand Canola Oil GMO or???
01/13/2013 12:38:41 PM CST
Viriato77 says ...
If you are informing your customers about the issues are you making the point of telling them that essentially every credible scientific institution (including the academic) have found GMO's no more dangerous than their non-GMO counterparts? Have you presented the possibility that restrictions and bans in other countries may be politically motivated and are not based on any sound science?
05/01/2014 2:21:14 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@VIRIATO77 - We support and believe in the right for everyone to know what's in their food. We believe that by offering GMO labels on products, consumers can make an informed decision on what products they purchase based on their personal beliefs about GMOs.
05/02/2014 4:29:11 PM CDT
Viriato77 says ...
@Nikki That's all well and good but you haven't answered my questions. Are you presenting all the information? You say you act as consumer advocates by endorsing a GMO label but do you provide the information to teach the consumer about GMOs? Would you endorse a label that stated the following? "This product may have been made with genetically modified ingredients approved by the FDA and USDA. The World Health Organization and the National Academy of Sciences has determined that products made GM ingredients are as safe or safer than organic or other conventional foods."
05/05/2014 4:32:31 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@VIRIATO77 - As I mentioned we allow our customers to make their own personal decision about GMOs. We provide information online and in-store as to how they can shop in our stores if they are looking to avoid GMOs.
05/06/2014 12:31:17 PM CDT
Viriato77 says ...
Does Whole Foods take the position that GMO's pose a health risk to their consumers?
05/07/2014 1:20:18 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@VIRIATO77 - No, we allow our customers to make their own personal decisions about GMOs.
05/08/2014 2:14:14 PM CDT
Viriato77 says ...
And yet the title of this post is "OMG, Let’s Stop Eating GMOs"
05/20/2014 12:06:51 PM CDT
viriato77 says ...
It usually takes a day or less to get a response.....hmmmm
05/29/2014 8:16:40 AM CDT
James Cooper says ...
This is just scaremongering. There are thousands of papers showing that GMO crops pose no harm http://bit.ly/KnzAnI and every major scientific organization world wide has considered the science and come to the same comclusion. http://on.fb.me/1htyRi7 And yes, there have been plenty of long term studies: here is a review: http://bit.ly/HMKVwr
05/29/2014 9:23:27 AM CDT
Justin says ...
Some people really need to fact check. For ne there is no GM wheat currently on the market. There was testing on some in the 90's and testing has started up again in some places but it is not commercially avilable. The other point i have is when people claim this issue is being bought by the "Big Ag" companies. The last i checked Monsanto (the company every one likes to demonize) and Whole Foods were worth around the same amount so quit making the claim that its paying off all these people with how big its. If that's the case Whlle Foods could do he exact same thing.
05/29/2014 11:43:38 AM CDT

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