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Crystal Rosenbrook says ...
Thank You!!! Now, please come to Eau Claire, WI! Population of 66,000.
03/08/2013 2:40:14 PM CST
Ken Fraser says ...
You could require GMO labeling with your next order from every supplier. The suppliers know if they are using GMO's, and if they don't, they should. Five years is much to long to wait.
03/08/2013 2:41:43 PM CST
Lisa Smith says ...
THANK YOU! You just gave me another reason to love you.
03/08/2013 2:54:24 PM CST
Clarence Corbin says ...
Couldn't be more proud to be working for the mighty WFM!
03/08/2013 2:54:50 PM CST
Cathy Mathia says ...
THANK YOU WHOLE FOODS!!!!
03/08/2013 2:56:44 PM CST
Jack Gesmundo says ...
I applaud this new policy. Congratulations on taking this stand for placing the health of people above short term profits. I am happy to support Whole Foods.
03/08/2013 2:59:24 PM CST
Jen says ...
yaaaaaaay! great news! love you guys!
03/08/2013 3:04:23 PM CST
Cristina Harman says ...
That is wonderful and one of the many reasons I support and only shop at Whole Foods.
03/08/2013 3:09:32 PM CST
Milan Vasic says ...
Fantastic News.......Thank you for taking a stand.
03/08/2013 3:12:10 PM CST
Len says ...
Thank you for restoring my faith.
03/08/2013 3:12:24 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@GR - We have definitely taken visible action in our stores. If you take a look at our GMO FAQ page (http://wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/product-faq/gmos) you will see what we have done thus far in order to help educate our consumers on what to look for if they want to avoid GMOs.
03/08/2013 3:15:26 PM CST
Claudia Haas says ...
Giving suppliers 5 years to source NON GMOs or CLEARLY LABEL products containing GMOs seems like an awfully long time. Doesn't it?!
03/08/2013 3:34:04 PM CST
louis Farenchella says ...
It's about time!!
03/08/2013 3:37:04 PM CST
Eden Stone says ...
Five years is a ridiculously long time frame. See you in 2018!
03/08/2013 3:41:09 PM CST
Nicole says ...
Yay Wholefoods!! :)
03/08/2013 3:44:45 PM CST
Elizabeth Zenker says ...
Excellent! Thank you, Whole Foods for this commitment to labeling GMOs! I am so happy you have taken this step, but hurry! Don't let it take a full five years.
03/08/2013 3:51:21 PM CST
Debbie says ...
This is incredible, amazing news!!! Thank you for taking a risk, being a leader and caring enough about our health to take a bold step like this! You will have many, many more devoted fans/shoppers because of this move.
03/08/2013 3:53:29 PM CST
Terri Negron says ...
2018 does seem like a very very long time for us to know what kind of food we are buying/eating. No way to shorten this time period?
03/08/2013 4:11:02 PM CST
Amber Starr says ...
This is a wonderful announcement! It will take some suppliers a while to properly label and to find new resources. I would gladly become a Whole Foods patron if there was one close to me! Can you please put a store closer to Cecil County MD? Understandably, we are very rural, and stores would most likely be placed in areas with more patronage; however, the closest Whole Foods to me is approximately 45-60 minutes away. I do my part and shop at as many local farms as I can in order to support local business and avoid GMOs, but I need a full fledged grocery store to purchase everything that we need. Please consider expanding into the area! Thanks!
03/08/2013 4:12:04 PM CST
g r says ...
Whole Foods, if you are sincere start now and don't wait 5 years. You can start with a Non GMO section in your store, and watch it grow as more and more of your suppliers begin to provide Non GMO product. It will be an impetus to the providers to provide that sort of product, and you will be an example to all, and it can start today. Five years is too long to wait where health and nutrition are concerned.
03/08/2013 4:15:47 PM CST
Fotoj says ...
great move but 5 years really. seems a bit long.
03/08/2013 4:18:25 PM CST
K Godfrey says ...
This is what we have been paying you extra for all these years...that you take thoughtful care of the products you sell us... finally you appear to be doing your job, perhaps. How about more local sourcing for your Canadian stores?
03/08/2013 4:19:54 PM CST
Patricia Cruz says ...
GREATNEWS! Another step in the right direction!
03/08/2013 4:24:34 PM CST
amy melick says ...
I'm so happy that this is finally happening! One step closer to a more honest and healthy/well society!
03/08/2013 4:31:28 PM CST
Chris Nelson says ...
Thank you.
03/08/2013 4:34:28 PM CST

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