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Tippie says ...
If you're so concerned about GMOs, why do you carry them in Wholefoods?
06/14/2011 11:04:46 PM CDT
jonn1 says ...
comment3,
06/01/2011 4:27:56 PM CDT
Morgan Burroughs says ...
Whole Foods, You are a leader in the industry and charge a significant amount of money for your foods. Why are you not lobbying for a third, better alternative? This is so very, very disappointing.
06/04/2011 5:31:03 PM CDT
Elanor Kofler says ...
good
08/03/2011 6:02:45 AM CDT
Craig says ...
Please stop selling GMO food. The only way we are going to stop a monster like Monsanto is if food markets, like wholefoods, stops selling any and all forms of GMO food.
01/09/2012 8:46:38 PM CST
elizabeth says ...
Stop lying, whole foods and stop covering up the truth! the more you try to mislead consumers the more business you will lose! Your trying to run a company on publicity lies and it wont work with consumers who want REAL ORGANIC NON-GMO food! I am switching my business to my local co-op and am going to encourage others to do the same! Why pay 'whole pay-check' prices only to be buying the conventional GMO laden foods we are trying to avoid! Quit trying to de-regulate the organic certification, you have proven yourselves to be another disgusting money hungry corporation. http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_22991.cfm http://unaskedadvice.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/action-tips-to-get-monsanto-out-of-whole-foods-trader-joes/
07/31/2011 6:42:37 PM CDT
Baba-K says ...
Since Whole Foods is going to sell GE Foods I will never shop there again.
01/31/2012 6:27:50 AM CST
Storage Sydney says ...
The health of the consumers must always be considered. And so, this unjustifiable deregulation of GE products must be given full attention.
02/01/2012 8:36:58 AM CST
xenia duranovic says ...
As an individual and parent i am appaled with the lack of initiative of an average American to get informed about the GMO issues. It is scary what inertnes of the majority can allow to happen. I believe that GMO is a genocide on the largest scale in the history of human kind. If we want to be successfull in defending the organic program and freedom from GMOs we must educate the public on this issue. We can do good right now, right where we are. We do not need any special tools in order to inform a person standing next to us about GMO. Education will bring about awareness.
09/29/2011 10:21:58 AM CDT
P Darlin says ...
I am extremely disappointed in Whole Foods decision to carry ANY GE products. I feel my trust in this organization has been horribly betrayed.
01/28/2012 10:34:03 AM CST
Jessica says ...
Please integrate awareness about systemic pesticides in GMO discussion. Below is information on Systemic Pesticides and you can imagine how these integrate into the GMO. We will not have any organics or produce period, if all of our honey bees are killed in mass numbers by the poison pollen coming from plants grown with systemic pesticides. See film "Vanishing of the Bees" for more info. Urgency on this issue! Hundreds of millions of bees have already died beginning in 2007, and bees have been imported (!!) to help the U.S. with some of their crop pollination!! http://signon.org/sign/ban-systemic-pesticide A systemic pesticide moves inside a plant following absorption by the plant. Systemic insecticides, which poison pollen and nectar in the flowers, may kill bees and other needed pollinators. Please pass legislation to ban system pesticide use NOW! A systemic pesticide moves inside a plant following absorption by the plant. With insecticides and most fungicides, this movement is usually upward (through the xylem) and outward. Increased efficiency may be a result. Systemic insecticides, which poison pollen and nectar in the flowers, may kill bees and other needed pollinators. In 2007 with the use of Bayer's systemic pesticides, as occurred in France 10 years prior, over one billion honey bees were killed within a one year period prompting the California Almond crisis. Since this time, the French minister of agriculture has banned the use of systemic pesticides in France. We will have no more fruits and vegetables in the US if we continue the use of systemic pesticides because all the native bees will be killed except for a small number. What happens to a human DNA when system pesticides, that cannot be washed off produce, is ingested in our bodies? When our bees die in multitude, isn't that a serious omen? Please pass legislation to ban system pesticide use NOW! To be delivered to: Bayer, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate and President Barack Obama
10/13/2011 11:09:41 AM CDT
Riesah says ...
When I discovered your stores in California, I thought we need this kind of place more in Canada, although there are some businesses doing as Whole Foods has done. After reading about your willingness to "co-exist" with GE crops, even one: alfalfa, I have great reservations in again bringing my business to your locations. With even one GE product, you surely know the huge impact this would have on farmers' crops, near and far, how government agencies have been looking for even a tiny crack to open and let in theses kind of deadly crop-killing seeds in the name of whatever you want to call it, whether co-existence or any other euphemism. I do not agree with your stand, do not support Monsanto's efforts to control the world's seeds and the people who plant them and those who are selling food made from such intrinsically damaged produce. I hope this stand you have taken will inspire more farmers to plant non-GMO, so there is even more healthy, untampered foods available, foods that Nature made and makes without the chemical poisons produced by companies like Monsanto. I would hope that in this so-called co-existence there will be proper labelling to identify foods from GMO seeds, foods which have been irradiated. Now that you've given away the whole store, perhaps you should work to bring on these aims.
01/26/2012 9:55:50 PM CST
http://storagesydney.net says ...
I truly support your advocacy. For GE crops are characterized with chemicals which is very harmful in any means. Hopefully, this is to be heard by the authority.
12/04/2011 5:28:22 AM CST
BOHICA says ...
Did IQ's just take a serious down turn? Whole Foods is this for real? Co-existence, indeed... If co -existence is such an awesome idea/capitulation, why don't the organic sellout CEO'$ open up their private homes for a sleep-over with: Mass murders Convicted sex offenders Cannibals Politicians And the likes... ...Then see who is actually alive the next morning. Co -existence for the almight $$. LAME! Thanks for selling out Whole Foods and the BOHICA
02/03/2012 2:04:57 AM CST
Jon Stark says ...
Truly sad Monsanto has Whole Foods as another ally in the poisoning of America
02/25/2012 10:31:49 AM CST
Heather says ...
G E alfalfa and any unsustainable farming practices deeply concern me. We must all be vigilant in boycotting such crops and the products created from them(i.e. corn and soy). It is more important now than ever before that we support local farmers and learn to grow our own food as well. We must also defend our right to save our seeds!
01/12/2012 4:33:10 PM CST
Pat Hall says ...
Please don't do this. It's all altered crops.
01/17/2012 9:22:09 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Lynn Please read the following information regarding the media rumors that are circulating. "Whole Foods market has no ties with Monsanto. This is a lingering rumor that came out of some widespread misinformation that the Organic Consumers Association distributed in early 2011. The issue rose when WFM and several others in the organic food industry testified at a congressional hearing in support of farmers’ rights to grow Non-GMOcrops. Because we did not take the exact hard-line stance that the OCA did, they accused of “being in bed with Monsanto,” and the rumor developed further from there. Whole Foods Market has no ties to Monsanto, and did nothave any interaction with the company concerning this or any other issue. For a good description of what really happened, here’s a link to a Washington Post story. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/genetically-modified-crops-get-boost-over-organics-with-recent-usda-rulings/2011/03/10/ABAAWNLB_story.html For those who have heard that Whole Foods Market has been “bought by Monsanto,” a quick trip to our investor relations page on our web site will show that we are a public company."
02/01/2012 3:59:09 PM CST
Lynn K says ...
I will no longer be shopping at your store, and I am forwarding this information to everybody I know so they will steer clear of your new alliance. How can you "coexist" with such an atrocity? I can no longer trust what I would purchase at your store for my family to eat as being wholesome, and whether or not it is truly labelled correctly. You know there are no rules where USDA and Monsanto are concerned. Sure, they will make a great show of it for the uninformed public, but in the end, our heirloom and organic crops are now at risk of total annihilation. Shame on you for caving to the destruction of our food!
02/01/2012 3:33:16 PM CST
sy says ...
Let's look at the big picture - why do we have a food and drug admin? i mean food and drug should not be regulated together. We already also know that many monsanto and the like company's executives work for governmental sectors as well alternatively! so do you think these petitions are being read by people who care? there needs to be a bigger action taken before they make their own rules and implement it too.
01/14/2012 10:07:24 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Mary Please read all above responses regarding an answer to your comment.
01/17/2012 12:36:00 PM CST
Mary says ...
I understand that Whole Foods is actually SUPPORTING GMO's...What a betrayal!!! You have done so much to bring the awareness of truly healthy food consciousness to so many...., and still got bought by greed. Maybe the old saying that power corrupts is just too true. If any of you want verification of this truth go to the following article: Whole Foods Sells Out to Monsanto The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now? By Ronnie Cummins Organic Consumers Association, Jan 27, 2011
01/14/2012 1:11:52 PM CST
April Reeves says ...
After reading this over carefully many times, and reading between the lines, it appears that WFM is selling out to GM industries (calling Vilsack refreshing????). So here's my rebuttal: I have stopped shopping at WFM cold turkey after being a staunch weekly supporter since your inception. I am now looking for retail property and will start up a store that's fully Non-GM, unlike your new position of coexistence. There is NO coexistence, and as a farmer of many years, believe me, I KNOW. Policing of deregulation is a waste of time: there needs to be NO GM Alfalfa, period. You can bet Monsanto has zero intention of compensating us: I'll put big money on it, and after I win I can buy another farm FAR away. I can just imagine not a single one of you is a farmer. And labels: you can't just put a label on the Apocalypse. Hasn't anyone actually studied the environmental consequences, or do you take Monsanto on, faith? God help us all....
01/14/2012 7:01:16 PM CST
Roxana Tuff says ...
This so seems to foreshadow a really DARK future for us as humans. Cut to the theme in Total Recall where one corporation controls the air folks need to breathe! Sickening that billion dollar companies like WFM (I worked for them for six years in the 80's and 90's) could/would sell out. Another argument that the FDA really isn't protecting us afterall.
02/06/2012 8:49:23 AM CST
Melissa Chapman says ...
"Conditionally deregulate"? Monsanto is going to walk all over that.
02/05/2012 1:28:40 PM CST

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