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Ron B says ...
Put your money where your mouth is. Obviously you are out of touch. Boycot WF becasue it really is LESS FOOD or UNREAL FOOD!!!!!! GOD save our country. Support your local farmer. Go to the farmer's markets. Grow your own. America WAKE UP watch the movement THRIVE!!!!!! Support WHEATSVILLE COOP
09/28/2012 7:39:49 PM CDT
Leia says ...
This article didn't really clear up much for me. TAKE THE NON-GMO PRODUCT OFF THE SHELVES! I used to think I could walk into your store and pick up just about anything and not bother too much about the ingredients or the quality and I was fine with paying for the privilege. But you better believe if I have to treat you like my neighborhood Giant Eagle, I will just go there instead and pay Giant Eagle prices as opposed to Whole Foods prices. I'm also disappointed by the surge in foods containing "yeast extract" on your shelves. It makes me less inclined to trust you when you say things like "spices" and "natural flavor" on your labels.
09/28/2012 8:38:55 PM CDT
Connie says ...
Very disappointed after viewing the YouTube video. I shop your Seattle area WF stores several times a week but will now boycott after learning of your deceptive marketing and lack of financial support toward Prop 37.
09/28/2012 8:42:03 PM CDT
Carmen says ...
Very disappointed to hear about GMO's in WFoods. I am also disappointed that the company or its leaders are not contributing money to label GMO's, but I guess it would hurt their business as much of their sales comes from selling GM Foods. I spend about $400/week there and will be looking for other places to get my food. Unfortunate for I really like WFoods.
09/28/2012 9:02:43 PM CDT
Shannon says ...
I'm very disappointed in WFM. Your blog is fluff, you are in bed with MonSatan. You were my preferred market but no longer. I now fully support my mom and pop organics. Shame on you! Deceiving your devoted consumers and all you can do is hang posters. With all the money I've spent at wf you could do better than that. Pathetic!
09/28/2012 10:37:48 PM CDT
Natalya Pinchuk says ...
I will be significantly curbing my shopping at whole foods and instead will be supporting my local food cooperative, local meat farmers and farmers markets. for several years now, I have been shopping at whole foods on regular basis trusting the image you have crafted. I am realizing now that the surface does not match the reality. The pastoral experience at whole foods is aesthetically pleasing, for sure, but I no longer trust the company that cannot stand up for their customers while making billions off the natural/organic/non-gmo tune. If you are going to be just like another grocery store, then don't pretend you are something different. If you are different, then actually do something about it.
09/28/2012 10:37:57 PM CDT
Karla perfecto says ...
I have seen the you tube movie and I feel betrayed . Why hasn't WF financially supported prop 37 . I shope exclusively in WF and I love my experience their . but I am going to shop elsewhere untill I see a change :(
09/28/2012 11:08:21 PM CDT
Alyssa says ...
If you really want to do the right thing, don't just do lip service, donate, support and help pass Prop 37, you have the power and the means to impact the nation in a BIG way. For years I've been a customer and loyal only to be disappointed to find your lack of voice and support to mandate labeling of GMO's through Prop 37. You have the power to do much more and set the tone and expectations across the nations regarding food sources and food handling. I saw the video you referred to in the post and your response cautioning people not to believe that you coached your employees to lie and to that I answer, maybe you did or maybe you didn't coach them and it is really immaterial now. The employees reflect their leadership and something is definitely WRONG here. We, the consumers who bring you good fortune EXPECT you to be TRANSPARENT and ACCOUNTABLE as you should be to your supporters, for without us, you would not be.
09/28/2012 11:38:19 PM CDT
Susan Johnsen says ...
There is no excuse for a health food store to be selling any GMO foods or ingredients in what you sell. This is non-negotiable. You are a HEALTH FOOD store! Many people trust you to do the right thing, which we pay much higher prices for, and you have lied to and mislead your employees and your customers; there is no excuse for this.
09/29/2012 12:05:29 AM CDT
scotty arellano says ...
I am a college student from the university of arizona but am a California resident. I recently made the switch from Safeway to Whole Foods. I was very dissapointed to read the article on Naturalnews.com. I think your support of prop 37 is great, but you need to back it up financially. There is nothing political about prop 37. If you truly beleive in livng a wholesome life, you should stand behind this proposition. I hope you make the right decision.
09/29/2012 2:39:58 AM CDT
Nina Marcussen says ...
Do the right thing. in Dallas area, I will be supporting Nature Groceres in Richardson who do not let in any GMO food in their store.
09/29/2012 2:45:24 AM CDT
trapper/austin says ...
how about you police yourself and give your customers an assurance of such? you charge enough. and that money is for food that wont make us sick. quit riding the fence and racking in the profits and start actually caring about people. youll make a fortune.
09/29/2012 3:38:13 AM CDT
gi says ...
Ann and walt disney get a life. You go to whole foods, you are in control of what you eat. You really think this world is going to be non gmo 100%? Give me a break.
09/29/2012 4:59:41 AM CDT
Steve says ...
Just take the GMO's off the shelf. Permanently. A good example to others, and no confusion for employees or customers. I think next time I'm in WF, I'll just fill up the cart and then get a team member to go over each and every item.
09/29/2012 5:10:32 AM CDT
Rusty Womble says ...
Does WF plan to disassociate itself with GMOs entirely?...And, how about the spraying, in California, of grapes--even those labeled as organic--with a fluoride-based fungicide... I've been pleased with WF on the whole...and would like to keep shopping there...but, I would also like to shop at a store that is GMO free...one which promotes organic--and doesn't cater to the kind of fake 'organic' that Dean Foods and its 'Silk' line does...Monsanto is a stone killer and its products don't belong on the shelves of any store--and, I hope that WF will take that into consideration in making its buying decisions and promote organic farming with a vengeance...
09/29/2012 6:13:55 AM CDT
Laurie Davis says ...
So disappointed in you "standing on the side lines" for PROP 37! You have driven the family owned Natural Stores out of business in many towns...just like WalMart. So sad we can no longer trust you. Used to go to your Vegas store, which is over a hundred miles from me...will be sure not to while I continue to shop at my local natural stores, who do not carry GMO's. By selling GMO products you are contributing to companies who have put their money with Monsanto! Yet you will not contribute one cent to promote PROP 37 and be added to list of those who have contributed. I can only assume that you are in Monsanto's pocket along with most other huge companies. Shame on you! Put your money were your mouth is! Silly you will loose so many customers do to your neglect!
09/29/2012 7:09:50 AM CDT
Paul Taylor says ...
I am not convinced. I smell a coverup taking place. I shopped at Whole Foods ever since back in the 80s, but this year I have begun boycotting. I will continue boycotting until I have proof that nothing in Whole Foods markets contains any GMOs at all.
09/29/2012 7:11:36 AM CDT
meredith says ...
Well, I'm not surprised W.F., not surprised at all. Disappointed, yes. Surprised? Nope. You're just like all the rest. Big corporate pigs. What ever happened to the rights and freedoms of We the People? Money comes first these days. How sad. I will not be shopping in your stores unless and/or until you: 1. Cough up some cash for Prop 37 2. Get rid of every GMO from your store (and yes, I DO know every single GMO ingredient, down to the crap that's in your vitamins) Until then Whole Foods, bye-bye!!
09/29/2012 7:26:56 AM CDT
Scott says ...
I understand that you don't support political issues but with your help and support you can help make the change the truly needs to happen, I think that if you stepped in this one time, this would show the people that Organic's and non GMO foods are not just important to you but to us for us as a people. Just something to consider.
09/29/2012 7:37:10 AM CDT
Lisa Rome says ...
If you do not donate to 'political' campaigns, in what way have you, could you, possibly 'support' the labeling of GMO foods?
09/29/2012 7:40:22 AM CDT
Jim Warshauer says ...
Sorry, the way whole foods lies about the presence of MSG in their products make me certain they lie in regard to GMO's. You claim your products have no MSG when they are filled with MSG derivatives up to 98% pure MSG. You lie as the government regulators allow you to.
09/29/2012 7:41:50 AM CDT
Linda Chek says ...
As the only certified organic grocery store in this country, it is YOUR JOB not to carry ANY products that contain GMO ingredients, in spite of "the pervasiveness of GMOs". If 20-30% of the products you carry have GMO ingredients, STOP STOCKING THEM. It's pretty simple. It's up to you to set the example, not just throw up your collective hands and say "Oh well, everyone else carries them we can't help it." YOU CAN. And don't get me started on your lame "we don't contribute to political campaigns or ballot initiatives"--that's just justification for not taking up the fight they way you ought to. Put our money where your mouth is!
09/29/2012 7:43:20 AM CDT
Jimmy Legaro says ...
<<<Natanya Anderson - WFM Community Lead says ... Poonam, Ja-Que, Karen, Elaina, Stacee - If you'll take a look at our latest update, you'll see that our leadership is investigating other ways we can support the passing of Prop 37. We appreciate your candid feedback>>> Stop with the shilling and BS please. If you support prop 37, support it. If not, don't. Don't give me the "we are looking at supporting the passage of Prop 37 in other ways" BS. Whole Foods ONLY exists because agribusiness and corporations have taken over food production in the U.S. When I was a kid we bought produce from the guy down the street, milk from the farmer next door. No longer. That's why farmers markets are so popular. Do we need a Whole Foods to sell us organic produce when we can buy local? No. Only in the winter do we have to buy produce from a grocery store. The last straw for me with Whole Foods was finding out the Kashi cereal I was buying was loaded with GMOs. Thanks for letting me know on that by the way. GMO labeling would have avoided that. I predict that prop 37 passes and NO ONE WILL BUY FOOD WITH A GMO LABEL ON IT. So in the end all you are doing is pissing off everyone with your deception. Thank you Natural News and Mike Adams for telling me the truth, unlike Kashi and Whole Foods.
09/29/2012 8:03:41 AM CDT
Pan says ...
If you don't want to contribute to the GMO labelling initiative, then how about collecting money for it? Put out collection boxes at the cash registers, or tell customers they can add a dollar or two to their purchases that will go towards supporting YES on Prop 37... this initiative is far too important to let Monsanto and others squash with their $millions
09/29/2012 8:24:36 AM CDT
Laurie Smith says ...
The GMO issue is past time we start to fight off this poison they are selling us as a food source...a "GM crop" means that crop can now withstand MORE pesticide......more poison for the plant to take in and give back to us as pioson food...I believe the obesity epidemic has been caused by GMO's (resource your older movies pre 1990's very few obese folks in a crowd in those movies)......fbut, once this poison hit our grocery shelves in the early 1990's so did our obesity epidemic come along side by side......and it is true.....you are what you eat.......no wonder we have 1 in 3 now with cancer or other chronic sickness we didn't see 30 years ago before Monsanto took over our food......MONSANTO is EVIL.......and every one of these corrupt governments for allowing this poison into our food supply....they should ALL be held in charges of crimes against humanity.....every stinking one of theses corrupt politians, and those supporting the GREED of it all....these demons days are numbered as they are being exposed and pulled from their dark corners....soon ALL will know who is who........what awaits these demons and supporting robots they thought would never come....
09/29/2012 8:38:16 AM CDT

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