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Madeline Fulton says ...
I think this is the best news I have heard in terms of our health and the transparency of foods!!! It sickens me that our government cares more about their cushy jobs than they do about the health of our nation. The GMO salmon is disgusting. I am glad that Whole Foods has integrity and holds up a standard that others can follow. Thank you for making this a priority and for allowing vendors some time to comply. It cannot be easy to source ingredients that are not genetically modified anymore. I will now do all of my food shopping at Whole Foods. I am a science teacher and cover GMOs in my class. I took my classes to Whole Foods in Princeton. Love the wellness center and the cooking demos. It was a great experience. Everyone I worked with cared tremendously about what they were doing.
03/08/2013 4:42:26 PM CST
Heathyranne says ...
Kudos! Thank you for this! Whenever I'm near a Whole Foods, I will ensure I shop there to support you and this great effort you are making.
03/08/2013 4:45:12 PM CST
Jolana Head says ...
I was upset when I saw the news feed announcing five year wait to label GMO today. but..... The next news feed announced that our local stores Hiller's IS LABELING ALL FOOD NOW! I will no longer shop my West Bloomfield and Troy MI locations. I will be shopping at Hiller's! See you in five years, .....if you have a new CEO!
03/08/2013 4:48:07 PM CST
Zach says ...
Thank you so much! I believe that we as consumers have a right to know what's in our food.
03/08/2013 4:51:30 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@TERRI - We will make announcements of key milestones way before the 5 year deadline. Remember there are suppliers we are working in collaboration with here. We are giving them plenty of time but many are well on their way to full transparency. We now offer more Non-GMO Project verified options than any other grocer in North America!
03/08/2013 4:52:54 PM CST
Gail Johnson says ...
Applaud the initiative, but why will this take FIVE years??? You certainly have the full support of your customers on getting this changed now, so what foot-dragging (and knuckle-dragging) entity is causing this to take five years? It's labeling, for crying out loud, not a change in suppliers.
03/08/2013 4:54:07 PM CST
VBD says ...
What will the label say? Will it actually list the ingredients that are modified, or will it be like that useless “may be partially produced with genetic engineering” statement mandated in I-522?
03/08/2013 4:57:55 PM CST
Phil Rourk says ...
Whole Foods is to be comended for showing a little leadership and community values through this announcement. But 5 years is entirely too long to have to wait for this change. The hazards to human health and the environment by GMO and especially trans-genic foods are much too great, and the damage done to a sustainable farming community by the continuation of Monsanto´s and other predatory monopolistic practices too devastating to their survival. I can´t imagine why it would take any supplier more than one year to conform to WFM´s new labeling requirements. After all, it is only labeling that we are asking for, for now. I am confident that enough scientific evidence will be amassed within a relatively few years to allow us to intelligently and fairly regulate the sale of GMO products, but, for now, truthful labeling is all we ask of a company such as WFM that sincerely seeks to assume the responsibilities of a good corporate citizen. Thanks.
03/08/2013 5:04:58 PM CST
Mary says ...
This is the right thing to do and it is about time.
03/08/2013 5:11:29 PM CST
william says ...
I'll then be able to make easier decisions when shopping food for my family. Thank you!
03/08/2013 5:19:51 PM CST
Tasha says ...
This will make my shopping so much easier and more time efficient.
03/08/2013 5:28:55 PM CST
Grace Wolfe says ...
Wish more would follow suite. Thanks for looking out for us. The decision for what we put into our body should be ours and we should know the facts
03/08/2013 5:38:51 PM CST
pam says ...
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03/08/2013 5:51:24 PM CST
Dan Draper says ...
Hat's off to Whole Foods !!!! Finally, a food store willing to break away from the pack and offer their customers at least an option to make intelligent choices in their food purchases which have the potential for profound benefits for their entire family's health. The truth about the link between the changes which have been made to the foods we are being sold and our progressively declining health is finally coming to light. I hope other food suppliers will take note of how Whole Food's will ultimately benefit from their willingness to assist in their customer's demands for healthy living, and will realize that the profit motive does not have to coincide with evil intentions. Thank you Whole Food's for paying attention to our quest for a healthier family and coming to our aid. I don't guess I need to tell you that you will be getting all my grocery business.
03/08/2013 6:02:21 PM CST
Brian says ...
Thank you! Thank you! This is a much needed change to rid ourselves of GMO's from our food supply and allow us as consumers to make healthy and informed decisions. Thank you for moving ahead with this initiative. I hope many more follow your lead!
03/08/2013 6:08:21 PM CST
Kate says ...
Thank you for giving your customers the ability to know what they are purchases and make the choice themselves. I will be making the choice to not purchase foods with GMO's.
03/08/2013 6:10:56 PM CST
April says ...
Awesome news! So happy you took a stand! Thank you!
03/08/2013 6:21:46 PM CST
bill says ...
pbARNUM KNEW SUCKERS AND IT LOOKS LIKE WF IS LOOKING FOR SUCKERS SO THEY CAN MAKE $$$$$ WHATS WRONG WITH GMO S OTHER THAN TO SCARE FOOLS OUT OF THEIR $$$$$.
03/08/2013 6:21:49 PM CST
Jacq Davis says ...
YES! Thank you so much for leading the way and set an example for other retailers to follow suit. This is the reason why I shop exclusively at Whole Foods!
03/08/2013 6:47:17 PM CST
sam wc says ...
Labeling GMO foods so that we can intelligently decide which to buy is information much needed. Thank you Whole Foods Market for your interest and involvement in this topic.
03/08/2013 6:49:27 PM CST
Pam Letourneau says ...
i was so disappointed when Whole Foods came on late in the CA initiative to pass Prop 37 and their lack of funding support. Today's news certainly is a welcome change and I support you wholeheartedly in this effort. You may win me back as a more regular customer!!
03/08/2013 7:03:13 PM CST
Gini says ...
Quite simply: thank you.
03/08/2013 7:08:11 PM CST
Julie Sheehan says ...
Thank you for taking the lead and honoring that we all have the right to know what's in our food and to make our own decisions as to whether or not those foods meet the health and safety standards we set for our families. Thank you for honoring our environment and the integrity of our food supply. Above all thank you for listening!
03/08/2013 7:09:51 PM CST
C Smith says ...
Great, I suppose. But not for FIVE YEARS, though? REALLY??? May as well have said fifty years.
03/08/2013 7:13:05 PM CST
Toni White says ...
Awesome! We have been spending about 75% of our grocery dollars at Whole Foods and now we will spend even more there to show our support. Nicely done!
03/08/2013 7:31:42 PM CST

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