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Doreen T. says ...
Why can't Monsanto leave Mother Nature alone. It's all in the name of Big Business (or should we all say Big Busyness.) The report issued recently in Jan. of this year,in the International Journal of Biological Sciences, clearly spells out problems with GMO corn. This information was recently on the Whole Foods webpage and I am thankful to them for keeping us informed.
02/10/2010 10:52:08 AM CST
R. Vega says ...
My parents grew up organic in the old country and I had allergies growing up. Guess who was healthier. There is a gaping hole and I hope that someone follows the money and catches up to it, that way we can effect some real change. Right now our food supply is being controlled by financial interests, both private and public. It goes without saying that this is a recipe for disaster. ACT NOW!
02/10/2010 11:15:15 AM CST
Barbara Travers says ...
I have just recovering from breast cancer. I am not blaming anyone but genetics, but now it is my and my doctors problems to make sure it does not come back. One thing big thing is nutrition -- and without organic and natural food for me to eat, I will have more trouble going forward. Please consider this.
02/10/2010 12:03:48 PM CST
Liz says ...
Please make the link for comments to the USDA more obvious.
02/10/2010 12:06:20 PM CST
Lorraine Bolt says ...
Of Course it is unrealistic to think that we all could eat organic food all the time given the extent that the huge agribusiness has on our country. But, for health reasons and for the planet, I myself am going to eat and buy organic. We just had two little girls in the Salt Lake area die from rat poisoning that was applied around their home to kill gophers. Who knows what other childhood diseases are brought on or exacerbated by chemicals and pesticides in the environment. I am for handing our children and grandchildren a planet that is better, not worse, for our having been here. I don't want GMO's--or any other chemical that has to have initials to tell what it is--in my food or pouring into the ocean
02/10/2010 12:13:26 PM CST
MJ says ...
Organic and natural foods should be just that- natural. No engineering involved in creating changes.
02/10/2010 12:34:40 PM CST
ap says ...
of course we do not want gmo's in our organic foods!
02/10/2010 12:45:36 PM CST
Ben Bishop says ...
I have absolutely no moral problem with GMO food. If we can use it end hunger and increase nutrition and crop yield that's great. But, we simply haven't been testing these foods well enough for safety. In fact, the work of Arpad Pusztai shows how dangerous GMO food really is. No way will I ever buy GMO food or put it in my mouth until true safety testing is performed -Ben Bishop
02/10/2010 2:34:14 PM CST
Michelle says ...
Thank you for keeping me informed. Nothing is more important than keeping our food and environment safe for our next generations as well as our own health. Also, my sincere appreciation to Whole Foods for supporting the National Institute of Whole Health, for I am studying with them, and between the two of you, I am learning more than I ever expected. Keep up the good work!
02/10/2010 2:59:24 PM CST
BG says ...
How come cigarette's need to put a warning sign on the cigarette's, but all these foods with horrible side effects in the ingredients doesn't require a warning? It is scientifically proven, a lot of these ingredients used in foods/drinks lead to severe health defects. Organic & natural foods are the way to go, please USDA, don't start contaminating these foods. People will have to start growing and producing there own food.
02/10/2010 3:02:08 PM CST
Michelle says ...
I started working with Whole Foods in 2002, the same year the USDA rolled out the national organic program. I'll never forget learning of the countless organic farmers who have lost their Organic Certification because their crops were contaminated by pollen from a neighboring GMO farm. GMOs have not been fully studied long enough to evaluate their food safety or risk, and many people shop organic because GMO's are expressly forbidden. We have a right to choose what we put into our bodies, and I hope you will hear this organic shopper's loud voice insisting that this right remains protected. I do not want GMOs in my food!
02/10/2010 5:12:04 PM CST
Joseph Varilone says ...
I don't want GMO's in organic food!
02/11/2010 8:10:23 AM CST
Latachia Harvell says ...
I do care about what goes into my foods and I only buy organic and natural products. I worry about my overall health and the health of my three children. Therefore, I will not purchase any foods with GMOs in them. Even if I have to pay a little extra, in the long run it is worth it for my family. I don't think that any GMOs should be in any foods let alone organic.
02/11/2010 10:34:32 AM CST
Tish says ...
I absolutely care! Stop messing with our food! Just let it grow naturally the way it's suppose to. It was created perfect, it doesn't need to be tampered with to improve it. Stop messing with our health!! I care! It's not organic if it's man made. It's getting harder and harder to teach my children the difference between whole, natural food and man made/altered food!
02/11/2010 10:40:05 AM CST
Judy C says ...
Not only am I concerned about the health of my family, but also about the ability of a company to genetically modify foods that I potentially feed my family, and have no choice in the matter. I feed my family organic foods and believe I, and millions of others like me, do NOT want GE crops and foods to contaminate our organic food supply. Not only do I think that there should NOT be GE Alfalfa, but I believe that all GE/GMO foods should be labeled as such. We live in a country of "free choice" and I choose organic foods that have not been contaminated with GE crops. Please, send your letter today!!
02/11/2010 2:43:30 PM CST
RLM says ...
GMO stay out of organic foods. That's what organic foods are all about! USDA ought to understand that many people desires their foods to be naturally enchanced, not with artifical means. Thanks, Robert L. Mason Fort Lauderdale, FL
02/11/2010 3:35:02 PM CST
Laura says ...
Because it has become increasingly harder to find products that are non-GMO I've begun doing my own gardening and canning with ALL non-GMO seed. It is of great concern that they would even consider allowing GMOs to be sold as "organic". They are mutating our food and as of yet do not understand the effects on our health. Please allow us the option of buying a product that is as pure and un-manipulated as possible. GMO has NO place in an organic market!
02/11/2010 4:14:35 PM CST
Amie says ...
I buy organic foods because I want to consume the best and most natural foods there are. I like the idea of eating things that could have come from my grandma’s backyard. GMO’s are not my idea of Organic and Natural. Humans are made to consume foods from the earth the way it was put here for us. I believe the USDA would be doing the people of the United States a huge disservice if they allowed GMO’s to be in organics. It would confuse people. Organic is Organic for a reason. This is just one more reason we cannot trust the USDA to do what’s best for the people of the US. It’s all about the money baby! SAY NO TO GMO”S!
02/11/2010 4:23:07 PM CST
Ebony Imhotep says ...
This is a terrible tragedy. We must do whatever we can to stop the spread of this Fraken Food. Their attempting to force these foods on us not caring about the adverse reactions on our bodies or the enviornment. Farmersare being forced to grow these Genetically Modified Foods and being pushed out of business by Monster Corporations. We owe it to ourselves, our familes, the enviornment, and small farmers to stand against the war being claimed on our food.
02/11/2010 4:34:38 PM CST
Scott Feldpausch says ...
Organic and natural foods consumers do care about the presence of GMOs in their food. In fact, avoiding genetically engineered ingredients is one of the key reasons that shoppers seek out organic foods. The contamination of organic and non-GE crops by GE material has presented a huge burden for our company and our industry. The unchecked proliferation of GE crops will directly harm organic producers and the integrity of the organic label. The approval of GE alfalfa would do more harm than previously approved GE crops, since alfalfa is a wind-pollinated perennial crop.
02/11/2010 6:36:06 PM CST
Marialena says ...
Please keep our food source pure. Please be aware of the link between what we eat and our health and the long term impact on everything and everyone. All suffering is related. We are connected to the earth as child is to a mother.
02/11/2010 7:30:52 PM CST
Evelyn G. Morlote says ...
I do not want genetically alteree ANYTHING! Why do you think Americans have so many health issues? Enough already. Let us eat whole organic non altered foods. Stay out of my food!!!
02/11/2010 9:38:31 PM CST
Tony Berg says ...
I love your stores and the committment you and all your staff have to quality food and health. I have only one problem - Canola oil. I react badly to this oil and the research I have done says that it is in fact a GM modified version of rapesedd oll (toxic) heated to high temperature to remove the odor. It seems out of character with all you stand for. I notice that this oil is not offered in the UK or EU. Tony Berg
02/12/2010 5:25:29 AM CST
Natillie says ...
I do not want to eat genetically engineered food. I want to eat natural unaltered food.
02/12/2010 11:23:56 AM CST
Dale Karlin says ...
I do not want GMOs allowed to be incorporated into foods labeled Organic. Research available states that there may be links between long term ingestion of GMO foods and chronic diseases plus the corporations that control GMOs have demonstrated that they will control world food production through genetic engineering. This is detrimental to the whole planet's ecosystems and to all fauna living in them including human beings.
02/12/2010 12:00:31 PM CST

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