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ET says ...
Shame on you for supporting coexistence and therefore paving paving the way for this decision.
01/28/2011 12:11:37 PM CST
ilana goldner says ...
I am so concerned that Whole Food Market will be selling themselves to the deregulated Monsanto and other artificial and toxic fertilizers and herbicides that the food we buy at Whole Foods will be contaminated and we the customers will become sick with diseases such as cancer. As a consumer of Whole Foods, as long as you will be allowing deregulation I will stop buying at your stores.
01/28/2011 12:24:48 PM CST
Michael says ...
Paige Brady, in my opinion your full of it, you can't co-exist with GMO's they will ruin all crops and must be stopped now. If you think were going to support your company anymore forget it, your history and any other company that supports GMO's in it's products or try's to Co-exist. You been warned.. the consumers have awakened and the collective co-creative consciousness will do the rest.. bah bye..
01/28/2011 2:25:28 PM CST
Patricia Dee says ...
ABSOLUTELY NO GMO/GE alfalfa - or any crop for that matter -is the only response for a company that pretends to care about wholesome foods. Grow a pair and STAND UP and OBJECT disingenuous, bullying, and/or manipulative offers, like I'm rejecting you. If you care so much about the issue, why are GMO/GE foods contained in your "natural" foods? Your compromise is unacceptable and you are no longer worthy of my exclusive food dollars on a several-times-a-week basis. I'll find truly wholesome foods elsewhere or live without them before you receive another penny from me. Wake up and smell your dwindling loyalty. And stop feeding me the bad science bought and paid for by those who will benefit most by the proliferation of GMO/GE crops. Wake up consumers and vote with your dollars like the Europeans did. DON'T BUY OR SHOP ANYWHERE THAT SELLS THIS CRAP. Find local farms and refuse to support it with your dollars until you are assured by full disclosure labeling that it does NOT contain GMO/GE foods.
01/28/2011 3:08:43 PM CST
Yvonne Glashan says ...
We shop at Whole Foods Market as our choice of good food, as best that we can find, other than our own organic gardens and our local organic markets. We do not want pesticide sprayed foods or Roundup GM foods. We must get back to nature if we want to survive in this toxic, greedy, Monsanto Empire, world.
02/12/2011 3:49:35 PM CST
Sandra I says ...
Thank you for the clarifying post regarding the OCA post, but I am now really concerned about one of the comments made on it; according to the writer the OCA has tested the "natural" line of products available at Wholefoods, and they have found GMO residues... I cannot afford certified organic chicken, but I do make an effort to buy the natural chicken and beef at Wholefoods because as I have been explained repeatedly by the staff, even though they are not organic, they have not been fed antibiotics and their feed does not have chemicals and/or GMOs, according to them the difference is that the crops used to feed these animals have been free of these substances for less than the 3 years required for certification, but they are still supposed to be free of pesticides, herbicides, any other chemicals and GMO seeds.... Is this not true then?
01/28/2011 3:52:32 PM CST
bruce says ...
I believe you sold out to monsanto, you should have fought this and prepared for everything, it wont be before the US food system colapses, and when it does i hope that you would realise there is no compromise with mother earth GM food mean gm diseaes
01/28/2011 4:19:01 PM CST
Mark says ...
Are you kidding??? We don't want to coexist with GE crops!! We don't want them anywhere near our NATURAL food sources!!! Stop acting like you are doing something good when you are selling out!
01/28/2011 4:19:12 PM CST
bruce says ...
when are you americans going to wake UP!! you want the whole GM food all over the world one reason why you invaded Iraqe to plant GM all over. they dont tell you that... you produce 70% GM wheat, yet you produce less wheat today than 50 yeats ago..
01/28/2011 4:25:23 PM CST
Julie says ...
This is what I wrote and sent to a Whole Foods Store before I found this blog site: “I was shocked, saddened, sickened and then outraged at learning today that Whole Foods Market has capitulated to the pressure of Monsanto's desire to gather us all in by the use of genetically modified foods! It may have been a 12 year long struggle and worn you down, but realize now that the results will have repercussions for hundreds of times those 12 years and affect MY children as well as YOUR children and theirs in terrible, costly ways. Not only have you betrayed Earth, you have betrayed "every single one" of the customers you proclaim to "Satisfy and Delight" with your company foods and products. This is a horrifying day for the people of this country and throughout the world. You now must change your name to: "NON-Whole Foods Market" if you wish to have any sense of responsibility to customers and moreover, you owe it to each and "every single one" of them to boldly and clearly state what you have done, NOT just in a written statement, but on each and every doorway of your stores. You had the nerve to side with Monsanto, now have the nerve to let everyone know it and hopefully you will see a decrease in customers that will grow and grow and hurt you where you value most (apparently) in the financial arena. I am truly blown away by this stunning betrayal.”
01/28/2011 5:17:42 PM CST
Wren Osborn says ...
I am vehemently opposed to any coexistence of GE crops with organic crops. It can't be done. It WILL lead to contaminated alfalfa, just as GE corn has led to contaminated corn. Super weeds, stronger herbicides, and a rise in cancer among farm workers will also result from the overuse of Roundup. You have betrayed the organic farmer and the organic consumer. I will not be shopping at your markets again. My health if vitally important to me. GE products have no place in my diet. Sincerely, Wren Osborn
01/28/2011 5:48:24 PM CST
charles says ...
I can shop at Walmart to get my GMO organics cheaper than from Whole Foods. Also we could deregulate the NOP and coexist with our GMO neighbor farmers too. My toxic purveying neighbors are not regulated, they are just subsidized. I am a certified organic farmer, crops and livestock, meaning GMO prohibited here so my customer locavores get what they pay for.
01/28/2011 6:07:15 PM CST
N Moyer says ...
It is sad that WFM is still focusing more on their bottom line than food safety. Shame on you, Whole Foods. Your food is no better than any other standard grocery store in the USA.
01/28/2011 7:02:20 PM CST
Tina Metzger says ...
As we know that GMO's are transgenic, coexistance is not an option. I am deeply disappointed with Whole Foods. While I've had misgivings, I now no longer feel I can trust this company. I am discontinuing my patronage.
01/28/2011 10:51:15 PM CST
Jude says ...
A brilliantly misleading campaign begins. WF sold out long ago & now has to sell its complete capitulation.
01/29/2011 6:14:34 AM CST
Richard Jennings says ...
Your "coexistence" is reminiscent of the French Vichy puppet government under the Nazis in WWII. You have to know that GMOs do not increase yield or nutrition. They do increase toxic chemical use and they do randomly pollute the gene pool with no recourse for the organic farmer or for Mother Earth. Thank you for letting us know where you stand. Please tell us what your testing regime is so that you can guarantee that no GMO's are sold by your store while you coexist.
01/29/2011 9:47:31 AM CST
Daniel Fretto says ...
The best way to advocate the decline of GMOs is to march into your local market and demand that they stop offering them. Many large natural food retailers sell alarming amounts of product made from GM crops...most of you buy it and eat it day in and out without knowing it. The reason why these retailers offer them is because YOU buy them.
01/29/2011 11:34:05 AM CST
Todd says ...
Whole Foods - this is a betrayal. You continue to spout the BIGGEST LIE: "there are still many unanswered questions about genetic engineering". Those of us who stay informed know that study after study pour in with the same results: GMO foods result in sickness & sterility in those who consume the foods, and more notably, in the offspring of those who consume the foods. The effects of this are piling up in a tidal wave of new disease across the nation - this is not up for debate. Your attempt to convince us that you must "compromise" to reserve a seat at the table would be laughable if the consequences weren't so severe. We know what color that table is, and it isn't going to change once you're offered a seat.
01/29/2011 12:16:37 PM CST
Eva Lyman says ...
I have been shopping at the West Vancouver, BC store for some time. I will not shop there any more if you bow to Monsanto and make your requirements less stringent and allow (unidentified on labels) GMO's! People don't want to eat that crap. We know what you are up to: first the conventional foods will be GM, then even the Organic produce little by little. I"ll be shopping at farmers' markets from now on!
01/29/2011 2:06:24 PM CST
Neesie says ...
You have lost me as a customer.
01/29/2011 2:08:12 PM CST
Richard Doherty M.D. says ...
Your minimal stance in terms of GMOs means that I and all of my family, friends, and patients who request nutritional advice will no longer shop at Whole Foods. Your approach to this whole matter smells of corporate business interests above all health and customer considerations. The mistake that you make is that your customers are not stupid, will not be impressed by your ridiculous email response, and will go to other vendors who are not reluctant to oppose Montsanto's very aggressive approaches which have resulted in devastating effects on small farmers throughout the world. Wake up Whole Foods ! Richard Doherty M.D.
01/29/2011 3:19:28 PM CST
JO-ANNE HEAD says ...
Whole Foods Market needs to rename itself to Poison Foods Market. There is no Co-Existence with Monsanto. Why are you lying to us, Whole Foods Market? Monsanto GMO = POISON and we will all die from this POLLUTION. I will not shop at your store of poison any more.
01/29/2011 3:29:49 PM CST
paig292 says ...
If you've read the recent letter from the OCA we highly encourage you to read this as well. It's a wonderful response to the USDA's decision to deregulate GE alfalfa from the Executive Director of The Non-GMO Project, a non-profit multi-stakeholder collaboration committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. http://www.nongmoproject.org/2011/01/29/team-organic-will-never-surrender-to-monsanto-now-we-continue-the-fight-together/
01/20/2011 4:00:16 PM CST
Whitney says ...
"We did not believe that a complete ban of GE alfalfa or any crop is an option that the USDA would even consider supporting, nor was it even an option." This position is unacceptable for a supposed leader of the organics and GMO free movement in retail grocery. What about GMO sugar beets and GMO Salmon? GMO Beets were defeated as were other promoted GMO crops. It IS an option if you make it your business to create the option. GMO Salmon is NOT an option and neither should GE Alfalfa. I agree with the Organic Consumers Association, this is not a compromise that should be made, the USDA needs to be pressured into realizing that they need to do more than consider supporting the needs and wants of citizens for the right to clean, healthy, and unadulterated foods, and they need to MAKE it not only an option, but the only option. We should be taking GE and GMO foods OFF the market, not acquiescing to political and corporate tyrants. I hope Whole Foods will stop giving in, and start leading us out.
01/29/2011 6:11:26 PM CST
brant says ...
It not the GMO themselves that are deadly per se, its the process that produces a deadly GMO. Read Seeds Of Destruction and investigate how they do it. Until the process is proven I will not stand for GMO in the food chain. Animals wont eat it and neither will I.
01/29/2011 6:30:17 PM CST

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