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Calibasis says ...
No Nikki - You're great at mis-information. They were actual direct links to archived articles on Scripps News Service as well as Austin's man news paper. Can't get more direct than that.
04/07/2013 3:35:38 PM CDT
Ann Campbell says ...
That is fantastic news! I will certainly do much more of my shopping at your store even though it is a 1 3/4 hour drive from where I live. But it is worth the drive to get GMO free products. Thank you so much for the work that you do to allow us to make the healthy choices for our families.
04/07/2013 4:02:37 PM CDT
ACATH says ...
WFM: Thankyou! @ LUCY NICKEL, the first line says it all! Today, we stood up for the consumer’s right to know by announcing that all products in our US and Canadian stores containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must be clearly labeled within five years.
04/08/2013 11:52:16 AM CDT
Sarah says ...
This is why I love whole foods and continue to shop here! As a mother of 3 I need to make sure my children are not being turned into science experiments! Spend your money where your interests are and other stores will have to follow! Thank you Whole Foods for being a leader!
04/08/2013 12:05:14 PM CDT
Greg says ...
Why so long? Why 2018? You can pretty much look at a label and tell what's a GMO or not. It would just make it so much easier to not have to read every single label. Is it that you are hoping that Government regulations will be in effect before the 2018 deadline? Also, if you really cared about GMOs in your products, you would eliminate some of the obvious offenders from your shelves. An example would be Kashi products. Just pull them from your shelves and send a message to big food.
04/08/2013 12:08:08 PM CDT
K3K says ...
Labeling a product GMO will mean death for that product at a store like WFs. You might as well take a stand and not allow GMO in the store. If they can't prove the product is non-GMO, then don't put it on the shelf. That is why I pay the premium to shop at WFs
04/08/2013 12:36:00 PM CDT
Shelly says ...
Bravo!
04/08/2013 1:32:57 PM CDT
Christine Granaldi says ...
Thank you, thank you ! Whole Foods is the leader in helping to keep families healthy. I shop knowing I can trust the quality of the foods within those doors. Keep up the wonderful work!!
04/08/2013 1:52:41 PM CDT
Juana Duarte says ...
Thank you. While you still will get a lot of people wanting things done quicker and you will get criticized by both sides of the GMO issue, I personally feel a lot safer buying your products and shopping in your store. Keep up the good work. :)
04/08/2013 2:47:20 PM CDT
jill says ...
Why would you even sell gmo products?
04/08/2013 2:51:14 PM CDT
Suyen says ...
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS WONDERFULL NEWS, Thank you for giving us the chance to make our own choice when buying our food.
04/08/2013 4:17:29 PM CDT
Suzanne says ...
Thanks! Next I would like verification of foods that do not originate from China.
04/08/2013 8:26:15 PM CDT
Larry schmitt says ...
I am glad to hear this . However 5 years is to long . 2 years would be long enough. Money talks ! Don't buy if they don't change within 2years
04/08/2013 9:34:22 PM CDT
jenifer stone says ...
Thank you! I am grateful to Whole Foods for taking this step so we can make informed choices!
04/08/2013 9:49:21 PM CDT
Claire says ...
WoooHoooo! Yay!!! Go Wholefoods! Just wish it was sooner than 5 years.....
04/08/2013 11:18:40 PM CDT
Reuben Straatsma says ...
It is nice to know that whole foods is doing this to follow consumer demand. While this is beneficial to customers I believe this is also a great move on the companies part and many consumers will choose to shop at wholefoods because of this. Also it is awesome that a Whole Foods employee is actively responding to consumer comments.
04/09/2013 9:05:00 AM CDT
Heather Benz says ...
Thank you Whole Foods!!!
04/09/2013 9:05:19 AM CDT
Felicia Kilduff says ...
Five years? Too long. What can possibly take five years to start labeling products? The labels on the products can be changed in an instant. Certainly took a short time to begin the GMO process. Come on!
04/09/2013 12:33:35 PM CDT
Tudy says ...
Five years is a long time. What is so complicated? Seems very simple to me...label/document what is in the food now...An educated consumer is the best consumer.
04/09/2013 6:08:12 PM CDT
Dan says ...
Thank You for labeling GMO's, now only if you had a store in Green Bay, WI so I could shop there.
04/09/2013 7:40:10 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ANDY - These are great questions. We believe that by using the five-year deadline, we can work with suppliers of products with GMOs to transition to using Non-GMO ingredients. This is a big change. Demanding labeling now would hinder that transitional process. A new infrastructure to accommodate Non-GMO foods will need to emerge, the way it has for organic products. To prevent contamination or comingling with GMO crops, Non-GMO grains (for example) will need separate grain elevators, shipping containers, warehouses and manufacturing facilities. With all of these complicated issues to figure out, this is why it will require some time to complete.
04/10/2013 10:45:42 AM CDT
Shannon says ...
Thank you so much for doing this!!
04/10/2013 10:55:07 AM CDT
Kim Davis says ...
Thanks for your leadership on this issue!
04/10/2013 4:10:05 PM CDT
LoveNeverFails says ...
Thank You!!! I love shopping at Whole Foods.
04/11/2013 4:44:14 AM CDT
Bryce barnes says ...
I think your labeling initiative is fantastic. However the question i have is will you be carrying any GMO products in your stores? If the answer is yes, then the question is, why don't you ban all GMO products from your stores? Thank you!!
04/11/2013 8:49:03 AM CDT

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