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Derrick says ...
Your customers are woefully ignorant to the fact that your stores contain GMOs! Providing an online list is not enough. You say you believe in co-existance of GMO's, there is no such thing! GMOs take over traditional crops! As a large corporation in the health foods industry you should be leading the front for the labeling fight. There is currently 3 different bills in congress to help with GMO front. Please push for this, and educate your customers!! I know personally in Houston there is nothing in your stores that tells the customers that GMOs are in the store. And most of the employees are under the false impression that GMOS are not in your stores, and they are passing this ignorance on to your customers.
02/04/2012 1:51:21 PM CST
JAS says ...
Well, how about stop selling ALL Canola oil. It is GMO'd to death. And, if it says Canola it is Monsanto.
02/04/2012 3:02:30 PM CST
Jed Zimmerman says ...
People on Facebook are up at arms at Whole Foods deceptive practice of calling something Organic under your 365 label and come to find out it is a product of China. No one in their right mind believes China even knows what Organic is. This is deceptive advertising that will come back to bit you. Organic to consumers in the US has to do with US standards and no one else. Thank you
02/04/2012 3:38:45 PM CST
chemicals are killing my planet says ...
Naked juice contains GM ingredients. I believe you sell that product. Don't sell any products that have Genetically Modified ingredients.
02/05/2012 12:38:04 AM CST
Jeri says ...
A useful documentary to see to educate yourself on why GMOS are bad "The World According To Monsanto." You can watch on line for free: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-world-according-to-monsanto/
02/05/2012 7:09:14 AM CST
Jer says ...
I am a shareholder too. It is critical for all Whole Foods to label all products that contain GMOs or GMO ingredients. And I hope the company takes action on this right away.
02/05/2012 7:13:02 AM CST
Nicola says ...
Thanks so much to dismantle this lie about Wholefoods , i've worked for your company , and i knew that it'isnt true what the mass-media are releasing about the Company . Best Regards Nicola
02/05/2012 7:16:02 AM CST
Joss Thomas says ...
Whole Foods Market, while proclaiming their support for organics and “seed purity,” gave the green light to USDA bureaucrats to approve the “conditional deregulation” of Monsanto’s genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant alfalfa. Beyond the regulatory euphemism of “conditional deregulation,” this means that WFM and their colleagues are willing to go along with the massive planting of a chemical and energy-intensive GE perennial crop, alfalfa; guaranteed to spread its mutant genes and seeds across the nation; guaranteed to contaminate the alfalfa fed to organic animals; guaranteed to lead to massive poisoning of farm workers and destruction of the essential soil food web by the toxic herbicide, Roundup; and guaranteed to produce Roundup-resistant superweeds that will require even more deadly herbicides such as 2,4 D to be sprayed on millions of acres of alfalfa across the U.S.
02/05/2012 7:28:04 AM CST
David says ...
I hadn't heard any of these rumors. I'm more concerned with Wholefoods selling Chinese food products (even "organic" edamame...)Other chains such as Trader Joe's do not sell Chinese food products because of the well-documented safety issues. You can't source organic edamame (soybeans)in the US? Really? I've worked and traveled extensively in Asia, and anything "organic" coming from China is implausabl.e, to say the least
02/05/2012 8:17:07 AM CST
Ellen says ...
All of you people who want to believe your precious WF is going to protect you from GMO food- do some research on your own. You don't have to dig very deep. Here's one article by By Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association. There are plenty more articles from reputable sources like this one. http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/organic-elite-surrenders-to-monsanto/
02/05/2012 8:27:36 AM CST
LeaP says ...
Oh Thank GOD!!!!!! I was alittle worried, New Vegan here and I only shop with your stores :)
02/05/2012 8:58:54 AM CST
Rachel says ...
WHY did whole foods stand for coexistence and NOT organic integrity?!?!?! Is it not bad enough that GE foods are NOT labeled but the organics are being polluted! So much that Europe won't even buy American ORGANIC foods!!! Really Whole Foods?!?!?! COEXISTENCE WITH THE PRODUCER OF AGENT ORANGE?!?!?!?! I've been told we cannot petition at Whole Foods for labeling GMO as such because Whole Foods doesn't want to get politically involved my an ASTL but looks like you're taking a stand all right! And there is NO MENTION OF THE COMPENSTATION $$$ RECIEVED FOR THE CARINOGENICS THAT THE ORGANIC FARMERS ARE NOW BEING FORCED TO BE EXPOSED TO!!!
02/05/2012 11:47:09 AM CST
Diane Alexander says ...
Wow. I am sooooo relieved. Thanks for keeping your standards high.
02/06/2012 8:17:57 AM CST
Me says ...
It can be so over whelming sometimes!! It's like there's just too much info out there and who can even be trusted! Heck wish I had a lab in my home to test seed first for gmo and just grow my own food. So many horror mongers on the net:(( Many thanks to you Whole Foods:) PS. I pray before i eat and the Lord knows i would not willingly eat anything that would harm me.
02/06/2012 12:32:39 PM CST
MARIKA LOVE says ...
Nature has proved her sustainability by existing for billions of years. In Nature, a rat would never mate with a head of lettuce, or a jellyfish with a potato. In Nature, man made pharmaceuticals, chemicals and pesticides do not exist.Please don't allow these man made poisons to be spliced into natural, whole foods! I don't know whom to believe, and am considering breathairianism.
02/06/2012 12:38:35 PM CST
Ralph says ...
If the certified organic logo indicates that product is non-GMO, why the Non-GMO Verified program? If you look at the non-GMO Verified website, they automatically will enroll a certified organic product (if they pay the fees) because the Non-GMO Verified folks know that all certified organic products are non-GMO. It is worrisome that some products are in the Non-GMO Verified program but do not carry the certified organic logo. This seems like a smokescreen where consumers are being mislead that Non-GMO Verified is somehow better than certified organic, when the fact is that in some cases products are in the non-GMO verified program that are not organically grown. This seems like an attempt to fool people into thinking that non-GMO verified is better than certified organic when in many cases it is not as good as certified organic.
02/06/2012 12:40:39 PM CST
Kimberly Kingsley says ...
Wow - great post. I've often wondered about those rumors and happy to hear that they are just that - rumors. Thanks for keeping us informed. Kimberly
02/06/2012 1:03:53 PM CST
Helene says ...
thank you for posting this. Was seeing some of the accusations from folks on your Facebook page. I am not a fan of GMOs or Monsanto.
02/06/2012 3:35:38 PM CST
Caro says ...
So are you saying none of this is true? Because it looks pretty convincing to me. Stoneyfield sold out ages ago... http://wakeup-world.com/2012/02/05/the-organic-elite-surrenders-to-monsanto-so-what-now/
02/06/2012 5:29:21 PM CST
zyl says ...
Thanks for this strong and clear statement. As long as you do not sell any type of any GMO food, I am always a WF customer.
02/06/2012 11:00:22 PM CST
parker says ...
Why should I be looking on the labels for the non-GMO labels and having to buy organic at WFM? Why do they carry conventional if this is the case? Don't believe everything this corporate giant tells you sheeple Whole Foods wants to keep GMO off of labels as much as Monsanto. Putting non-GMO looks good and doesn't "scare people" from buying conventional products. GMO gets put on labels of GMO food, WFM loses money. The end.
02/07/2012 7:55:58 AM CST
Jamie says ...
Love this news!!! Keep up the good work Whole Foods & I'll be a life-long customer!
02/07/2012 8:05:50 AM CST
David Alexander says ...
I was sent a link to a story (Whole Foods Market Caves to Monsanto http://www.prwatch.org/spin/2011/01/9903/whole-foods-market-caves-monsanto) which implied that WFM (and others) had been fighting to stop Monsanto's genetically-engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation's organic farmland, but had agreed to stop opposing mass commercialization of GE crops in exchange for "compensation" to be paid to organic farmers for "any losses related to the contamination of his crop." I have read your blog but have not seen this specific point addressed. Would you please clarify - (1) were you at some point (in some (what?) way) fighting the contamination of organic farmlands by GE crops, and (2) have you now stopped? Thank you for clearing up any misunderstanding.
02/07/2012 1:51:01 PM CST
Lisa says ...
Thank you Whole Foods!!!!! I knew I could count on you to have safe and healthly foods. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!
02/07/2012 4:27:07 PM CST
Amy says ...
You should have said NO to GMOs, just like the Organic Consumer Association. "According to Whole Foods, the USDA presented the industry with two options: total deregulation of Genetically Engineered alfalfa, or deregulation with some conditions to facilitate coexistence and protection of non-GE farmers. Wholefoods reluctantly opted for the latter." There is no coexistance between gm and nature. GM will wipe out our native alfalfa. See you at the protest.
02/07/2012 4:38:14 PM CST

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