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Sylvia says ...
I applaud you for making this decision. I will also take this opportunity to implore you to get rid of any GMO foods. That will be a red-letter day!!!! Thanks!
04/04/2012 7:52:08 PM CDT
Ronald Marsh says ...
Great information for people that "just dont know" What they are eating and where it is coming from!!!!!! hallaluya!!
04/05/2012 8:50:12 AM CDT
Jennifer says ...
I too am concerned about your choice to continue selling farmed fish (salmon) this practice often contributes to decreased numbers of wild fish in general. Farmed fish- salmon or otherwise carry fish lice, fungi and intestinal worms treated only with GM fish feed..a huge compromise to us and big cash or big pharma. Additionally the lice are invasive and contamintate nearby wild salmon population. Perhaps providing a annual availability for a few fish that rotates each year. Even whales know, not fish in the same place over and over. The natural balance is instictive but not for fisherman. If your going to charge more money for a special color package you'd better be contributing directly to mycelium soil and water amendment in counties that have ability to repopulate their salmon runs. Make it right not colorful. Deep sea Aquaculture it literally teathered to the first perfect storm and will inevitably receive growth hormone for shorter pen time...not ok. I only buy wild caught. WF, its time to show up for your informed customers. Google Mycelium Man.
04/19/2012 1:09:20 PM CDT
maricella says ...
i agree, good step, good job! but you MUST get rid of all products containing gmo as well!
04/05/2012 5:51:58 AM CDT
Troy says ...
Here is yet another reason why I am proud to work for Whole Foods.
04/05/2012 8:55:20 AM CDT
Reneem says ...
Great job standing up for what we believe in! Another reason I love this store.
04/05/2012 10:17:56 AM CDT
Anne says ...
This amazing news! Thank you for leading the way :)
04/05/2012 12:13:15 PM CDT
Joe says ...
I live in Florida and most of the fish at Whole Foods seems to be farm-raised or imported or previously frozen. Why can't we get some fresh locally caught fish?
04/05/2012 12:15:20 PM CDT
Ann Tretter says ...
Bravo! Yes, responsibly caught seafood matters a great deal to me. We must do everything possible to preserve the oceans that support our life on earth, and appropriately managed fisheries are a key element in that pursuit. I also am concerned about aquaculture. Our environmental scientist son believes there are no fishfarms that are good for the fish or the environment. I will read your link on that topic. Thank you for taking the red wild-caught fish out of your stores.
04/05/2012 12:22:50 PM CDT
Karen Mondale says ...
Very glad to see this very helpful guide. I was looking for a category which would identify fish from hazardous waste-affected areas, like our own gulf coast oil-ruined waters, which I understand are back in the fishing business. I am skeptical of the "good news" promotions from the oil companies, & while I feel for the hardships caused to the fishing industry people, I would appreciate information re seafood coming from that (& other problem) areas.
04/05/2012 2:03:07 PM CDT
healthyfoodgirl says ...
Hooray! Fantastic news! I've been a loyal customer for years because I believe in WF mission. This makes me very proud and my support in WF as a company has become stronger. It's so refreshing to see a company doing the right thing because it's the right thing.
04/06/2012 1:35:51 AM CDT
forgetit says ...
Stupid. I will just order what I want from someone else. I am hardly going to stop eating what I enjoy. Figure out another way to increase populations, people are not going to stop purchasing what they like just because you say so.
04/06/2012 9:23:35 AM CDT
Suzette says ...
My husband and I applaud your decision but are wondering why you were carrying red-rated seafood in the first place? We would also like to see more options in grass-fed beef such as stew meat, pot roast, etc., and would like to see you stop carrying foods containing GMOs. We love shopping at Whole Foods but these are changes that could make shopping there even more enjoyable!!
04/06/2012 6:20:56 PM CDT
CAROL says ...
Fantastic decision anther good reason we shop at Whole Foods
04/07/2012 8:00:21 AM CDT
Lisa says ...
What about the farm raised salmon you sell that is raised in Norway or Iceland??? I do NOT buy seafood from wholefoods because they buy this type of salmon.
04/08/2012 12:04:40 PM CDT
Karen says ...
Way to go Whole Foods! You're definitely setting an example for other grocers by being ahead of the pack in this decision to help preserve our ocean wild life. I am unable to partake of seafood in my diet anymore due to an allergy but I know many people who love it. I certainly miss the lobster, shrimp, flounder, and so on and so on...but I support this move whole heartedly.
04/08/2012 2:03:04 PM CDT
Kat says ...
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I know this is never an easy decision for a company to make. But some things (like our earth's future) are more important than maximum profits. Please continue to think innovatively at all your management meetings about how you lead the way into a healthier, more sustainable food future for all of us. That is the legacy you will leave.
04/26/2012 2:25:56 AM CDT
Adrienne says ...
Thank you so much for such a clear, meaningful action to support sustainable fishing, Whole Foods. I hope that the positive response to this decision inspires you to make other bold decisions like it.
04/25/2012 12:41:36 PM CDT
Molly says ...
Just read the article in the New York Times and felt compelled to write you and thank you for your decision. Hope that many will follow in your lead. I am sure you will have many angry fishermen, but it is truly worth it as you will be making a great impact! Thanks Whole Foods!
04/22/2012 10:17:07 AM CDT
helena vasquez says ...
:D
09/17/2012 6:18:57 PM CDT

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