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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
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
megan marshall says ...
I think it's utterly disgusting to genetically modify our FOOD. It's revolting to cover our food with poisons. THIS IS NOT WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT!!! The people want healthy NATURAL food that sustain life, Not slowly kill us!
02/15/2010 10:52:16 AM 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
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
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
Jill says ...
People don't want to eat food that is "round-up ready"! I think people buy organic for all sorts of reasons but I assure you one of them is not so they eat round-up--in one way or another. The fact that companies, especially Monsanto, are creating such products is scary--think about it, plants that can withstand the weed killer Round Up. There is something very wrong with that idea. Then those plants cross pollinate with traditional non-GM plants and ta-da we have more genetically modified plants. No wonder so many people have chronic diseases and allergies-especially allergies, the human body knows these foods aren't truly from nature and creates a defense--the allergy.
02/14/2010 6:02:14 PM CST
Bob Eastman says ...
Please don't allow GMO's into organic foods
02/15/2010 2:06:05 PM CST
Indira says ...
What is there to say except NO to GMOs on all foods not only ORGANIC,,,,there are people strugling to make ends meet and cant afford food at all ...thanks for all suporters
02/15/2010 7:07:39 PM CST
Karen says ...
Please NO GMOs in our organics. We want safe food please!
02/15/2010 8:07:06 PM CST
Christian Gonzalez says ...
This is disgusting, the USDA is corrupted and needs to be fixed. If every one of your corporate spies working for the USDA, EPA, and FDA left, we wouldn't have to worry about GMOs being in our food. Our food is one of the most important things in our families' lives, along with water and air. These food companies are just as bad as tobacco companies; we're ingesting food with genetically modified ingredients, how is this natural? I'd rather eat dirt than eat food with GMO's in it. We need change, we need to know what's in our food. This is insulting, the USDA is pathetic. Do something about this now.
02/15/2010 9:30:53 PM CST
J.Albrecht says ...
Dear USDA, The fact that you have become unethical by now is undeniable. Putting G.M.O. foods in food labled as organically grown is wrong and dishonest. From the little studies that have been done on GMO, they prove it to be dangerous. A report done on Coast to Coast radio said "You have naturally occuring bacteria inside of your gut, but when you consume G.M.O food it changes your natural bacteria to G.M.O." They continue by saying "When Monsanto sent packages of G.M.O food to Indian peasants, they fed the product to their cattle and after relatively short term consumption all of the cattle died". What does this mean if GMOs are consumed by humans? What you are planning to do can potentially harm unaware consumers. One of the reasons I buy organic is to avoid GMOs. If you have respect for others, then you would choose to not take away their freedom of choice to what they put in their body. Shame on you and Monsanto for doing this to consumers! Hopefully you will learn to respect the freedoms of others that continue to whittle away.
02/16/2010 6:16:59 AM CST
Ronda Besler says ...
Hello, I was upset to learn our government is thinking about GMOs in Organics. I have many illnesses and disease including being a diabetic. I have paid off most of my extra bills like credit cards and have begun eating more organic foods. The organic foods are more expensive up front but in the long run I am looking forward to a healthier life. I know it will not be long that the benefits of eating organics will be seen in my health such as my blood levels and cholestral readings. I say No to GMOs,because I do care about my health, my new grandaughter's health and my own grown children's health. Just because I fed them chemical filled foods in their younger years does not mean that we and they cannot feel better, live longer and have a better quality of life with less disease. As a family we say NO to GMOs. It's never too late.
02/16/2010 8:22:34 AM CST
krista dickson says ...
I buy organics to ensure i am eating whole true foods. I have food allergies and buying organics gives me peace of mind.
02/16/2010 11:33:30 AM CST
Randie Miller says ...
Please leave GMO's out of our food.
02/17/2010 2:39:31 PM CST
Lindsay Farlow says ...
I want to keep our organic food pure and clean without being contaminated. Our food is the most important thing. Our children's children will suffer if we don't do something fast! I say NO TO MONSANTO and GMO's!
02/18/2010 2:11:41 PM CST
Dina Uzri says ...
I have actively switched to shopping for foods that specifically state they do *NOT* contain any GMOs!! Most organic foods state that they are free of GMOs. If the USDA allows for GMOs in organic foods, then I will have even fewer options! I am firmly opposed to the presence of GMOs in organics and to GE crops period, including GE alfalfa! This is very important to me and should be important to everyone in American for health, environmental, economic, and political reasons!
02/18/2010 2:55:18 PM CST
Jamie says ...
GMOs take money away from small American farmers trying to do the right thing. Big business benefits but doesn't care about the ramifications or who gets hurt in the process.
02/18/2010 5:38:19 PM CST
Brenda says ...
I do not...I repeat...I do not want GMO's at my local organic grocer. I want my food to be nature not modified.
02/18/2010 7:40:24 PM CST
sophie strickland says ...
Please do the right thing! Do not add GMOS in organic food! Do what's best for your children, and allow the American people what they deserve: Good, natural, organic food. Stop messing with our food, and messing with our health!!!!!
02/18/2010 7:59:16 PM CST
Sue Beridon says ...
Please do not allow GM foods in our food supply. Some European countries have banned GM foods and their citizens are much healthier.Their food is more filling. The taste, smell and texture is what food should be coming directly from the farmer's fields. Our food supply should be in its natural state. Wheat, barley, oats, etc should NOT be GM. A tomato should taste and smell like a tomato. The American food industry is killing babies to the geriatric population with GM food. STOP GM FOODS.
02/19/2010 5:59:21 AM CST
Diana Shonk says ...
There is not enough time to test the long range consequences of genetically modified foods. Man is so prone to think he can create what has taken nature hundreds of thousands of years to perfect. Why is man so inclined? Because there are too many humans on this earth and we are trying to eat everything. How about we take a page out of the animal rule book. Eat some, leave the rest for someone else! We need to change our excessive human ways. Not "design" food and animals to grow at top speed and be slaughtered and wasted by humans. * 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 perennial crop.
02/19/2010 8:43:12 AM CST
Frank Karycinski says ...
How can one justifiably call something natural if it has been altered. It would be like calling salads at a fast food restaurant a healthy alternative. How much preservatives are used to keep that food looking fresh? Once something has been modified, it is no longer is its natural state. Companies need to stop using the term "All Natural" and "Eco Friendly" as a marketing ploy and start providing products that really are healthy for us.
02/19/2010 9:24:17 AM CST
Aimee says ...
Please stop using pesticides and antibiotics on our foods...it cause cancer obviously...I am constantly worried about what I am putting into mine and my family's bodies !
02/19/2010 6:32:54 PM CST

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