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Heather says ...
Our family is vegan. I was *so* excited to find out about your Health Starts Here program with Dr. Fuhrman and Rip Esselstyn, as well as many of the products and educational materials available at your store. I truly thought I had found a company that was forward thinking and pioneering in regards to ethics, the environment and health. I'm really disappointed to hear about this contest. Celebrating, encouraging and highlighting something that is so destructive on all three of those levels is just so disappointing. You had a very large vegetarian/vegan customer base. Word of this contest is spreading like wildfire in veg communities.
07/22/2012 11:47:39 PM CDT
Monica Lucas says ...
The very fact that you feel the need to moderate comments on this page says so much about you. Just another business promoting itself as ethical when you are far from it. I'm really disgusted.
07/22/2012 9:55:36 PM CDT
Monica Lucas says ...
Wow, you've gotten a lot of my money over the years, since I'm an organic vegan who shops at Whole Foods on a regular basis, even though I was disgusted by your promotion of "humane" meat. After reading this, and seeing what your priorities are, I will NEVER shop at Whole Foods again. New Leaf for me. Every one of my thousand-plus vegan friends on fb will be seeing this, too. Good luck with your carnage promotions. You're just another dishonest, unethical moneygrubbing corporation.
07/22/2012 9:54:02 PM CDT
Vee Fiore says ...
This is very disappointing to say the least. I have a large circle of friends and contacts. I was planning to feature Whole Foods as a location where to shop. This will only happen if you don't pull this contest. There is no pride in killing animals, it's an unfortunate left over cultural habit from many years which has now become a tremendous market. This is all about money instead of caring for the health of our fellow human beings, the billions of animals that are slaughtered for food, clothes and more, and our environment that suffers greatly due to animal farming. I'm glad that I have Trader Joe's, Sprouts and others to promote. Even though both carry animal products (for now) they at least don't go out of their way promoting it like your Coroporation. Should you pull this contest, I will consider promoting you on my newly launched site which is spreading across the country (and world) like wildfire. For now, that will not happen. Victoria from Naked Core
07/22/2012 1:45:03 PM CDT
Rick West says ...
FREAKING WOW !!!! I had only heard of WF in passing. They only need 1 thing now me in there Mt. Dpt. ! 20years exp. !
07/22/2012 7:32:24 AM CDT
Jacob Thomas says ...
I will not be shopping with whole foods any longer. Trader joe's Here I come!
07/23/2012 11:03:22 AM CDT
joe tori says ...
way to go ferrante if only our fathers could be there,we learned from THE BEST!! i will be in new york can't wait,maybe i'll jump in show them a little something.
07/23/2012 6:13:02 AM CDT
Laura says ...
Erm....for real? Wholefoods, when such an important part of your customer base is vegetarian/vegan, and health conscious why on earth would you be doing something like this? What a kick in the face. You are meant to be about health living are you not? When meat has proven time and again to be one of the worst things one can put into their bodies, this just makes no sense to me. I will no longer be shopping at Wholefoods, sorry. Sunflower Market in Vegas will have all of my custom from now on, and believe me our family proudly spends one heck of a lot on healthy vegan food.
07/23/2012 5:00:52 AM CDT
FAY DONE says ...
Shame on you!! How could you promote this!!!!!
08/09/2012 5:18:48 AM CDT
christian says ...
YO guys, you the best, when I bring friends in your store, or by my self your counter looks like a work of art. there's nothing better than seeing fresh rib eyes. or NY strips with white marbling, you can almost taste them on the grill. Your lamb chops that are french style,so all you have is the heart of the loin eye, nothing says broiled lamb chops with mint jelly better than the way you them with a touch of class. My friends have been turned on to the WHOLE experience, and the butchers are a cut above the rest! Good Luck Gentlemen....
08/12/2012 11:50:14 PM CDT
cory mann says ...
ATTTENTION VEGANS AND KAREN SELIGMAN, AND MICHAEL FELDMAN and the rest of you.. Time to GROW UP... Just Because you're vegan does not mean the rest of us have to act and think like you? Shame on you. I respect your desire to not eat meat. I respect your food choices but you have a lot of nerve attacking whole food or the meat industry or people who take pride in there work as butchers.. Because you think meats is bad we all have to stop eating it????. Because you think meat is bad we all have to make a butcher ashamed of his talents.??? have you ever tried to carve anything and do it well.. Shame on you vegans for attacking wholefoods. They are way more sensitive to vegans and animal lovers than any other chain I have ever seen. You all grand stand because you think your choices are better and you think your smarter. this holier than thou attitude is nonsense. Meat is delicious, butchering is very difficult. Stop forcing your nonsense on us. If I micro scoped your lives I will find stuff that is offensive and probably cruel . Im so sick of the vegans trying to force other people to live like them. lets look at who these people are and see what their lives are like. R E L A X leave the meat eaters alone. Im not forcing you to eat anything. GROW UP BABIES!!!!! I forgive you...
08/21/2012 2:04:00 PM CDT
barbara says ...
It is good to know that I have selected the cut of steaks that are a favorite among the experienced butchers. I had been a strong vegetaranian until recently when I noted I need more protein for collage. Thanks for making certain the cattles have no hormone or antibotic in them. Peace, Barbara Baker
11/01/2012 2:58:51 PM CDT
Ms Candace B says ...
What a disgusting competition! There is no such thing as compassionate meat. Congratulations, Whole Foods. You have just alienated a huge percentage of your clientele. As a vegetarian of 27 years, I think I will take my business elsewhere.
04/21/2013 4:26:47 PM CDT

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