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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
Tanya says ...
Yay! Like everyone else, I applaud the decision and hope all grocery stores will be like this one day.
04/10/2012 7:14:34 AM CDT
Shari says ...
It's about time! For years I've wondered why Whole Foods seemed to condone the consumption (and thereby the depletion) of species that were in danger. The color-coding was nice, but by selling, you were still part of the problem. Kudos to finally doing the right thing, I hope other retailers will follow suit.
04/10/2012 8:31:09 AM CDT
Angel says ...
This is exactly why I shop at Whole Foods. You step up and offer the best, but you don't just do the talk you walk the walk. Congrats to you guys.
04/10/2012 2:27:35 PM CDT
philosophia says ...
This is so great! People won't buy what's not offered to them, after all. Keep it up.
04/10/2012 8:11:40 PM CDT
Daniel Smith says ...
Thank you for your commitment - this is so important to preserve the fisheries being depleted and to send a message to the corporate interests involved in this scorched earth policy when in comes to depleting fish stocks worldwide that customers are aware of their activities and stores like Whole Foods will not enable them.
04/12/2012 2:22:29 PM CDT
Jonathan says ...
That's great news. I'm unclear, though. Are you eliminating all tuna, or just some tuna?
04/13/2012 3:51:01 PM CDT
JT says ...
I support your decision to recognize sustainable industries and overfishing. However, please do take a look at where your farm-raised seafood products come from. In many cases the quality of farm-raised seafood is inferior to wild-caught because of poor farming conditions and lack of natural diet and exercise. This can be easily compared to poor farming conditions on land where chickens are fed unnatural grains to fatten them up, which results in an unhealthy chemical imbalance in the meat we eat. They can sometimes be house in confined quarters which also create toxins in the animal/fish. As a next step, just as our Whole Foods looks into grass-fed beef and free-range chickens, can they also set up categories for us to ensure that our seafood products are of good, natural quality as well. Please do not depend on the USDA. We know how that will all end up. Mahalo.
04/13/2012 8:28:48 PM CDT
Megan says ...
@Jonathan, we are still selling troll- or pole-caught albacore tuna from the US or Canadian Pacific, which is green-rated.
04/17/2012 10:52:48 AM CDT
marlene says ...
I am always amused by the skeptics-Fred and Keith- I know of no other store that even attempts to be as responsible as Whole Foods. I appreciate your efforts and only wish you could educate more people. Not everyone reads the website, maybe more in store education?
04/19/2012 9:07:35 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
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
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
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
helena vasquez says ...
:D
09/17/2012 6:18:57 PM CDT

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