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Roxanne Marchese says ...
I just posted this great news on Facebook. I think it would be great if everyone else would to get the word out.
11/12/2012 9:27:43 PM CST
Ali Niksejel says ...
I live in Las Vegas Nevada and I have been coming to wholefoods for 7 years now. The owner John Mackey said that he knowingly sells gmo products in whole foods from Monsanto. What are you guys doing? Lying to your consumers will be disaster and I'm not going to shop there ever. I'm going to tell my friends as everyone I know not to trust wholefoods establishment.
12/10/2012 2:52:27 PM CST
annie says ...
"MYRTLE SAYS ... Regarding #3 - It is true, however, that WFM DOES sell food with GMO's. Aside from products labelled organic or WFM brand, any food in the store could contain GMO ingredients. I think this is an important distinction to make." my comment? i can walk into the WF here in asheville and pick up any number of packaged or "fresh-made" goods and find traces of gm ingredients. not eve the hot food is labeled as containing GM.. pulleeeze!! if you are so upfront about this all, why are theses foods not labeled? you and monsanto are in the same bed, maybe not financially, but in collusion to hide the real truth of the proliferation of Gm in our foods. i bet your business would benefit if such actions were to be taken.
12/13/2012 7:01:08 AM CST
Judy Doeppel says ...
I have shopped at your store since you bought Mrs. Gooches in Hermosa Beach. I want to know what products are from Monsanto Seeds. ANY. Including Meat products that eat Monsanto Corn and more.
12/14/2012 8:13:52 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JUDY - Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, we cannot say which items come from GMO seeds as each and every ingredient in every product would have to be tested. Due to the prevalence of the GMOs in the commodity grain market, and the limited availability of verified non-GMO feed, we cannot require the use of only non- GMO feed for animal products (including meat, dairy and farmed fish) sold in our stores. We encourage shoppers who are looking to avoid products from animals fed GMOs to choose organic meat and dairy products (since organic standards prohibit the intentional use of GMOs). I hope this helps.
12/17/2012 2:01:31 PM CST
joanne says ...
I have shopped whole foods for years, however, since I have seen organic fruits from Mexico (agent Orange mexico) there is NOTHING Organic in Mexico. Whole Foods is lying to it's customers regarding foods from Mexico. I also, see meat from mexico Scary!!! The american people will have an increase in Blood diseases and Leukemia thanks to the FDA TURNING THEIR BACKS ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
12/26/2012 11:50:05 AM CST
Kristen says ...
I have to say how disappointed I was when i met a friend for lunch at Whole Foods, Kahala on Oahu in Hawaii. I had great expectations we were going to have a nice lunch but left without finding what I was looking for. I asked 5 different employees if they could help me find an organic non GMO lunch to go. I not only couldn't find any Organic options with help, NONE of the employees had any clue as to what GMO even was. They all told me the food was "all natural" but when asked to define the meaning of all natural they were as stumped as I was. Needless to say I left with out making a purchase because I was unable to find any prepared foods that were non GMO and Organic. Im disappointed because of my expectations I guess but really I thought a company like whole foods would HELP the public avoid GMO foods and support local organic farmers. I was very much mistaken.
12/28/2012 10:23:06 PM CST
Chris says ...
California's Prop 37, WOULD have helped us little people who care about our bodies being infiltrated with GMO's. However it was defeated 53-47, so it is those representatives you can thank (not to mention the misled and misinformed CA voters who went to the polls in November). Is the labeling of GMO's fight over? No. Was that a heavy and significant blow? Absolutely. The very reason WFM opened it's doors was to give customers the option to avoid crap food. Now, it seems, like every other corporation that is around so long they forget why they're in business, WFM is money hungry and do not care about the rising cancer rate this country is seeing (most of which is atributed to food); plain and simple. They do not care about what goes into your body, though the only thing they would have to do is suspend the opening of a few stores or even close a few to put money aside for an initiative that would label each and every product that enters their doors as GMO or Non-GMO themselves (not the food, but the shelves they're on. Nothing against the rules about that. And guess what, if a food company decides not to sell to WFM because they label their shelves, fine, we don't want companies in WFM like that anyways). WFM, you've lost your way, and this post goes to show you're willing to do nothing about it. Monsanto and the U.S. government has won! Monsanto has killed our crops, and the government won't label. Do the math.
01/04/2013 2:20:06 PM CST
Laura says ...
Is it true that Trader Joe's does not sell any GMO foods and if so why don't you do the same. You have to be careful of your image, I shop at your store all the time and have been losing trust in your products. You don't always label place of origin, even when its only one ingredient. I was told its because you don't know where you will get the ingredient. But I feel you should put a temporary sticker stating place of origin, I thought that was the law. I quess theres always a way to bypass it.
01/15/2013 8:08:00 PM CST
Michael Bauce says ...
WF should be ashamed. Perhaps Monsanto is not buying them out, but they are in bed with the WF corporate office. WF refuses to disclose what's GMO in their stores. When asked, they respond that the labeling laws didn't pass, so they're not responsible. They thrive in murkiness.
01/26/2013 8:53:04 PM CST
Trish says ...
Whole Foods, why don't you just label the 365 products that are GMO free? Why ask customers to visit individual Whole Foods websites to check the product list? GMOs are insidious. I get that. But, adding a labyrinth of lists, labels, sections (not to mention constantly changing your product selection) just does not help. It's just easier to shop somewhere else and the whole concept is catching on elsewhere as well.
01/31/2013 6:46:17 AM CST
Wendy Olson says ...
Why Wait till 2918? fpr WHole Foods Store Labeling of GMOs? Seems like a ploy to consumers concerned about GMOS and a nod to Monsanto. How about supporting All GMO labeling Now, and soon a complete Ban of GMOs in our Country, Like all the Other Developed Nations?????? We Will Not Be The Guinea Pigs Of the Bio Tech Corporations!!!!!!!!
03/08/2013 4:35:51 PM CST
Concerned Human says ...
Whole Foods, You do understand what the word "heal" means do you not? In case you don't, it means "To make whole." By using the name Whole Foods you insinuate to the public that the products in your store heal you. So you feel you can proudly say, "YES some do." And guess what...others you sell poison the American people you portend to care so much about. Hippocracy. I understand that there has been an established market that has been poisoning the people of this country for a long time now. Instead of taking the high road you have stooped quite low. You have used your resources to perpetuate the same fraud. This is why I am an advocate of Trader Joe's where they have made the noble decision to sell 100% Non GMO. Glad to hear you all are putting labels on your poisonous items throughout the next 5 years. I could imagine how many millions of dollars your shareholders and corporate elites would miss out on if you were to discontinue selling those Not-So-Whole Food items.
03/09/2013 2:55:41 AM CST
Jason F says ...
I don't know if this is 100% true. I suggest more search into this story. Whole foods is at least in bed with Mostanto. This wouldnt even be thought of as true if the Whole Foods Market chain didn't sell Kellogs brand cereal and the veggables from China that they have neatly labled "organic" is NOT organic. If you didn't know, China never produces organic produce. It's all been testing multiple times and has always failed!!!
03/14/2013 11:03:34 PM CDT
Frank Pulieri says ...
I have a suggestion, change your name from Whole Foods to GMO Foods for the next 5 years or until you complete your task. Or just remove all the GMO food and keep your name.
03/19/2013 8:52:07 PM CDT
Happy Fillmore says ...
Im glad to see a business with some damn integrity......I cant say the say about monsanto or even the FDA.....but keep it up whole foods you set the bar!!!!!
03/21/2013 2:07:24 AM CDT
Jennifer Bailey says ...
Does this mean that you are NOT going to be labelling all the food you carry? I was under the impression that you were going to be labelling all foods that do contain GMO ingredients. Please clarify.
03/28/2013 5:00:00 PM CDT
MM says ...
Thank you Whole Foods! It is nice to be able to count on you!
03/28/2013 5:15:42 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JENNIFER - To clarify since this is an older post, we did recently announce that we will be labeling all products in our stores by 2018.
04/01/2013 4:43:51 PM CDT
Evan says ...
What a relief this is! I'm so glad there is come clarity on the issue now. Thank you Whole Foods for being true to your values.
04/03/2013 11:28:28 AM CDT
Gregory Martin says ...
I appreciate you guys holding a standard. Although I am only one man, I know many are with me. Keep holding the standard. It IS the new.
04/04/2013 12:35:43 PM CDT
Steve says ...
Are these statements still true? Thanks. "•Organic products, since USDA organic standards prohibit the use of GMO ingredients. •Our 365 Everyday Value and 365 Organic store brand food products are sourced to avoid GMO ingredients and many have been verified under the Non-GMO Project verification program. You can find a list of verified products on each of our store web pages."
04/05/2013 10:38:39 AM CDT
Craig Kessinger says ...
Many thanks for believing in the difference. Carry on....
04/05/2013 7:25:39 PM CDT
Ginnie Bennett says ...
I sure hope this is true.
04/06/2013 5:22:02 AM CDT
Christopher ODell says ...
Thank you for clearing this up and holding to your company's reputation.
04/07/2013 2:41:24 PM CDT

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