Can you trust Whole Foods?

Can you trust Whole Foods?

By Jon Rappoport

March 13, 2013

www.nomorefakenews.com

Whole Foods has announced that, by 2018, all GMO products sold in their stores will carry GMO labels, so customers know what they’re buying.

Whole Foods has also asserted they are working with their suppliers to find non-GMO raw ingredients, so that current GMO products sold in the stores can become non-GMO.

Whole Foods presents this two-pronged program as their best shot at making intelligent consumers into game changers.

More and more consumers, at Whole Foods, and hopefully other markets that follow suit, will choose non-GMO products; many markets will find and stock non-GMO products; the trend will move America’s buying public away from GMOs in a very significant way.

That’s the best-case scenario.

Mike Adams, at naturalnews, has stated in several articles that activists must a) keep a close eye on what Whole Foods does for the next five years and b) keep the pressure on to make Whole Foods’ plan a reality.

Adams has gone so far as to promise he will put up a prominent Hall of Shame at naturalnews, naming and pounding on those Whole Foods suppliers who refuse to go non-GMO.

I agree with Adams that these measures are absolutely necessary. They aren’t just a good idea. They have to happen.

Because it all comes down to this. Should we trust Whole Foods, a natural-food giant that thinks about its bottom line, money, 24/7?

I can’t pile praise on a food retailer who, for years, has posted a big sign on its stores that says NOTHING ARTIFICIAL, EVER, when the statement is such a blatant lie.

Perhaps you recall the famous undercover Organic Spies video (now banned from YouTube), secretly documenting Whole Foods employees lying about GMOs in a number of stores. The employees stated that Whole Foods sold no GMOs, when that was clearly false.

I’d like to have a look at the upcoming Whole Foods GMO label and read exactly what it says and see how it’s laid out and how specific it is. I’d like to see how large it will be displayed on products in their stores.

Warning to Whole Foods: if you somehow cheat on the label or somehow downplay its prominence, you’re going to have hell to pay.

I’d like to have a precise breakdown on this: how many GMO and how many non-GMO products is Whole Foods selling right now? Let’s have a complete list on both counts.

The current line-up of non-GMO products is available at Whole Foods’ website, on a store by store basis. I like that, except for the fact that many products on the list obviously wouldn’t contain GMOs, even if they were sold at a conventional supermarket, because Monsanto hasn’t gotten around to inserting genes in them, yet.


Okay, let’s dig much deeper now. I’m going to present extensive quotes from an article Ronnie Cummins wrote for the Huffington Post on January 28, 2011. Cummins is the director of the Organic Consumer Association. His article was headlined: “The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?”

The burning article goes to the heart of the trust issue, as far as Whole Foods is concerned. It’s exactly why I agree with Mike Adams’ strategy for dealing with Whole Foods, as they implement their five-year plan to go non-GMO.

Cummins’ article came on the heels of a disastrous Obama-adminstration decision to allow GMO alfalfa to be grown all over the US.

Cummins writes:

In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America’s organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.”

Does that make you feel warm and cuddly about Whole Foods? Let’s continue:

In a cleverly worded, but profoundly misleading email sent to its customers last week, 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 [Whole Foods Market] 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.”

Boom.

Before continuing to quote Cummins, I should point out that, after he published this piece, there was strong and angry reaction from Whole Foods. They suggested that Cummins was just trying to raise money for his Organic Consumer’s Association by making his wild accusations. I find this charge absurd. Cummins eventually stated that Whole Foods was not the enemy, Monsanto was. But I believe Cummins was content to have blown the whistle on Whole Foods, and he had a clue that they were about to change their behavior. In other words, his attack got way under the skin of Whole Foods and they saw the handwriting on the wall. Do the right thing, or you’ll suffer serious consequences.

Cummins continues:

In exchange for allowing Monsanto’s premeditated pollution of the alfalfa gene pool, WFM wants ‘compensation.’ In exchange for a new assault on farmworkers and rural communities (a recent large-scale Swedish study found that spraying Roundup doubles farm workers’ and rural residents’ risk of getting cancer), WFM expects the pro-biotech USDA to begin to regulate rather than cheerlead for Monsanto. In payment for a new broad spectrum attack on the soil’s crucial ability to provide nutrition for food crops and to sequester dangerous greenhouse gases (recent studies show that Roundup devastates essential soil microorganisms that provide plant nutrition and sequester climate-destabilizing greenhouse gases), WFM wants the Biotech Bully of St. Louis [Monsanto] to agree to pay ‘compensation’ (i.e. hush money) to farmers ‘for any losses related to the [GMO] contamination of his crop.’

In its email of Jan. 21, 2011 WFM calls for ‘public oversight by the USDA rather than reliance on the biotechnology industry,’ even though WFM knows full well that federal regulations on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) do not require pre-market safety testing, nor labeling; and that even federal judges have repeatedly ruled that so-called government ‘oversight’ of Frankencrops such as Monsanto’s sugar beets and alfalfa is basically a farce. At the end of its email, WFM admits that its surrender to Monsanto is permanent: ‘The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must.’

According to informed sources, the CEOs of WFM and Stonyfield are personal friends of former Iowa governor, now USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, and in fact made financial contributions to Vilsack’s previous electoral campaigns. Vilsack was hailed as ‘Governor of the Year’ in 2001 by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and traveled in a Monsanto corporate jet on the campaign trail. Perhaps even more fundamental to Organic Inc.’s abject surrender is the fact that the organic elite has become more and more isolated from the concerns and passions of organic consumers and locavores. The Organic Inc. CEOs are tired of activist pressure, boycotts, and petitions. Several of them have told me this to my face. They apparently believe that the battle against GMOs has been lost, and that it’s time to reach for the consolation prize. The consolation prize they seek is a so-called ‘coexistence’ between the biotech Behemoth and the organic community that will lull the public to sleep and greenwash the unpleasant fact that Monsanto’s unlabeled and unregulated genetically engineered crops are now spreading their toxic genes on 1/3 of U.S. (and 1/10 of global) crop land.

WFM and most of the largest organic companies have deliberately separated themselves from anti-GMO efforts and cut off all funding to campaigns working to label or ban GMOs. The so-called Non-GMO Project, funded by Whole Foods and giant wholesaler United Natural Foods (UNFI) is basically a greenwashing effort (although the 100% organic companies involved in this project seem to be operating in good faith) to show that certified organic foods are basically free from GMOs (we already know this since GMOs are banned in organic production), while failing to focus on so-called ‘natural’ foods, which constitute most of WFM and UNFI’s sales and are routinely contaminated with GMOs.

From their ‘business as usual’ perspective, successful lawsuits against GMOs filed by public interest groups such as the Center for Food Safety; or noisy attacks on Monsanto by groups like the Organic Consumers Association, create bad publicity, rattle their big customers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger, Costco, Supervalu, Publix and Safeway; and remind consumers that organic crops and foods such as corn, soybeans, and canola are slowly but surely becoming contaminated by Monsanto’s GMOs.”

To say that Cummins is going after Whole Foods is a vast understatement. He’s cutting them four or five new ones. He’s killing them. And what’s this business about “their big customers?” Wal-Mart? Target? Is Cummins saying that Whole Foods or their distributor is selling products to those outfits?

More Cummins:

The main reason, however, why Whole Foods is pleading for coexistence with Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, Syngenta, BASF and the rest of the biotech bullies, is that they desperately want the controversy surrounding genetically engineered foods and crops to go away. Why? Because they know, just as we do, that 2/3 of WFM’s $9 billion annual sales is derived from so-called ‘natural’ processed foods and animal products that are contaminated with GMOs. We and our allies have tested their so-called ‘natural’ products (no doubt WFM’s lab has too) containing non-organic corn and soy, and guess what: they’re all contaminated with GMOs, in contrast to their certified organic products, which are basically free of GMOs, or else contain barely detectable trace amounts.

Approximately 2/3 of the products sold by Whole Foods Market and their main distributor, United Natural Foods (UNFI) are not certified organic, but rather are conventional (chemical-intensive and GMO-tainted) foods and products disguised as ‘natural.’

Unprecedented wholesale and retail control of the organic marketplace by UNFI and Whole Foods, employing a business model of selling twice as much so-called ‘natural’ food as certified organic food, coupled with the takeover of many organic companies by multinational food corporations such as Dean Foods, threatens the growth of the organic movement.

Many well-meaning consumers are confused about the difference between conventional products marketed as ‘natural,’ and those nutritionally/environmentally superior and climate-friendly products that are ‘certified organic.’

Retail stores like WFM and wholesale distributors like UNFI have failed to educate their customers about the qualitative difference between natural and certified organic, conveniently glossing over the fact that nearly all of the processed ‘natural’ foods and products they sell contain GMOs, or else come from a ‘natural’ supply chain where animals are force-fed GMO grains in factory farms or Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).

A troubling trend in organics today is the calculated shift on the part of certain large formerly organic brands from certified organic ingredients and products to so-called ‘natural’ ingredients. With the exception of the ‘grass-fed and grass-finished’ meat sector, most ‘natural’ meat, dairy, and eggs are coming from animals reared on GMO grains and drugs, and confined, entirely, or for a good portion of their lives, in CAFOs.

Whole Foods and UNFI are maximizing their profits by selling quasi-natural products at premium organic prices. Organic consumers are increasingly left without certified organic choices while genuine organic farmers and ranchers continue to lose market share to ‘natural’ imposters…

The Solution: Truth-in-Labeling Will Enable Consumers to Drive So-Called ‘Natural’ GMO and CAFO-Tainted Foods Off the Market[.]”


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Well, Whole Foods is now promising to do truth-in-labeling, exactly as Cummins proposes. In other words, his attack on Whole Foods made a significant impact. Because of Cummins’ work, Mike Adam’s work, the exposure of Whole Foods at infowars and other sites, the pressure built to a crescendo.

Whole Foods execs sat down and ran numbers. They calculated their risk, in terms of dollars lost, if they continued to do their smoke-and-mirrors “natural” shtick and their outright lying to their customers.

This wasn’t just a matter of ideals. It was necessity that pushed Whole Foods over the edge.

And now they’re suddenly darlings, leading the charge toward a better world?

I don’t think so. I don’t think so at all.

They’re parolees, who’ve promised to go straight, because they believe their survival as a company depends on it. They couldn’t maintain the ruse of selling natural products that weren’t natural at all. They were exposed for all the world to see.

That’s why all their promises about what they’re going to do in the next five years are just that, promises. That’s why we all have to watch them like hawks. That’s why we have to put pressure on them to live up to their “reformed behavior.” That’s why we have to tell them: prove it; and don’t lie to us again.

Jon Rappoport

The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

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18 comments on “Can you trust Whole Foods?

  1. Spire says:

    rhetorical question, right? guess what? Noooooooooooooooo! Hell, by 2018 they will have found ways of hiding GMO evidence in the food, or made the term GMO a revolutionary act.

  2. Concerned says:

    This is so depressing. You’re right; in today’s world we have to constantly be vigilant, never resting for a moment.

  3. Lygeia says:

    I haven’t shopped at Whole Foods on a regular basis ever since they got rid of all their deli counters at all their stores a few years ago because the deli counter help wanted to unionize. A few months later, after firing all of the people who wanted to start the union, they re-installed new deli counters that isolate the people who work at them from one another.

  4. Glenn Boyle says:

    I felt betrayed when I found out WFM had contributed money against the GMO labeling initiative in California, strangely defeated as the majority of voters were in support of the labeling.
    WFM is seriously deluded if they ever thought co-existence with Monsanto possible.
    Now they are going to phase it out selling GMO food by 2018? Why should it take so long? Research has shown GMO to be dangerous to human and animal health and highly carcinogenic. Additionally it is an ecologically disaster in the making to the health of our planetary home. Why would WFM wait five more years, selling products that are poisoning their customers and the environment? I do not want to eat anything that contains GMO products. Nor do I want to eat eggs laid by hens that have been fed GMO products or meat that has been grown eating GMO contaminated feed. Five years is way too long to wait! Start getting the GMO Frankenfood off the shelves NOW!

    As an added note I am not really sure how much good it does to vote in elections anymore as I suspect there is a good deal of rigging going on. However everyone can vote each and every day whenever they pull out their wallets to buy something by not purchasing food products from companies and stores involved in pushing poisonous GMO tainted food items on the public. I suggest one and all educate themselves as to which companies are selling GMO contaminated foods and boycott all of them. If one ends up having to shop in a reliable organic foods store to avoid eating poison so be it. It may seem more expensive but in the long run is it really? Studies show organically grown food is more dense in nutrients and protein. Additionally a steady diet of GMO contaminated food will shorten your lifespan and end one up at the doctors sooner or later and how expensive is that?

    Pay now for organic GMO-free food or pay later with extra doctor bills, early death and poor health.
    If enough people use the Wallet Boycott method it will be effective.

  5. thinker says:

    How odd. The link you provided from organic consumers org showing the ‘non-gmo project’ is now a dead link. Is that because organic consumers org and Whole Food’s are also linked now? The signs are sort of there, one just has to see them.
    I also note a link between a local larger ‘health food’ retailer chain and how they promote the ‘non gmo project’ . Why are they focusing on ‘non gmo project’ rather than another verifier without the affiliation. Why not just put ‘non gmo’ .

    I also see these stores stocking more and more product from front companies that have small company names but are actually big biz like odwalla and others. Here you go- – prn.fm/2013/01/21/brands-to-boycott-naked-juice-owned-by-pepsico-odwalla-owned-by-coca-cola/#axzz2NTeLgf1o

    Just picture if this is a pretend effort, then oh noes, labeling keeps failing, because the pretenders believe people will just keep buying from them based on store-brand loyalty. Meanwhile people keep donating to organic consumers org too. What if they are not as they seem.
    The time to uncover this is now. Thanks for another good article Jon.

    And again, I believe these fake efforts are to distract from the even bigger, in-our-face situation.

    That fishy smell is getting overwhelming.

  6. George Tirebiter says:

    One aspect of the Whole Foods agenda here is to drive more sales into the organic products they sell….and that they sell these organic products at an ever increasing premium price.
    It is also noteworthy that there is no mention, in Walter Robb’s March 8 statement, of Whole Foods actual position on whether GMO ingredients should be banned from food products.
    The March 8 statement only stresses the public ‘right to know’ what is in their food.
    The actual foundation of all of this sleight of hand, is that the ‘natural’ food industry is becoming more and more like the food industry it was originally an alternative to.
    This became inevitable when the greedy major league entrepreneurs and food conglomerates began to see the potential profits to be siphoned out of this niche industry and then got busy creating and/or grabbing ‘natural’ food manufacturers.
    At the same time, most of the larger natural food retailers, greedy to grab more and more market share of the increasing amount of revenue, went public to speed up their expansion rate.
    Going public inevitably shifts the mission focus to stake holders whose interest in the companies is primarily related to stock price and thereby compromises any supposed original mission that the companies had to only offer health promoting products.
    In this particular instance, cash flow needs are clearly trumping any interest in providing the Whole Foods customers with food that is free of the health destroying GMO ingredients, although the Whole Foods stores have been offering many foods for many years that also contain ingredients that are anything but health promoting, so the whole issue may also be a red herring.
    P.S. Just because a food product contains organically grown ingredients, doesn’t mean that product is beneficial to you.
    The only practical recommendation when entering any type of food store is Caveat Emptor!!!

  7. Walt D! says:

    Why is it going to take 5 years to do something that can be started today? I guess I’ll start being honest in 2018.

  8. Jim Lauck says:

    I have shopped at Trader Joe’s for several years. They state any product in the store with their name on the packaging is definitely “natural” and contains no GMO. Many product they sell are labeled as certified organic. The store I go to is small and crowded but everyone is happy and it is always a pleasant experience. Their coverage is not completely national but is growing. They tell me they go to great lengths verify their vendors and pay them within 3 days which cultivates a strong incentive to be straightforward.

    If there is a Trader Joe’s store in your area why not consider them as they appear to be doing what Whole Foods has failed to do. Just a thought.

  9. tally says:

    I do not trust whole foods at all. Further there are already companies online and farmers online with grassfed beef, and organically fed pigs, chickens and turkeys! Also companies such as Trader Joes and Sprouts who are already carrying labeled items saying NON GMO right now! Abandon Whole Foods, shop at the Natural News store, The Green Polka Dot Box, even Costco has foods labeled Organic and Non GMO, as does Mothers Markets. Not to mention the organic markets and the organic farmers local to each city in the USA! Join a cow share, join a farm share they are often called CSA! Support the NON GMO Organic farmers! . WE DONT NEED WHOLE FOODS! 305 million people can make or break a business just by their shopping choices, make the choice for yourself and your family to live free and chose to eat healthy non gmo, organic foods! Do it today you and your family are worth the effort and oh yea if you think eating healthy cost more it really doesn’t, because if you make the effort to join a share program it actually cost less than the grocery store, not to mention the fact that you and your family will have little to no doctor bills, because good health starts with what we put in our mouths! Good luck to all!

  10. Lisa says:

    Contrary to popular belief, organic does not necessarily mean non-GMO, if the gene mutation is derived from a natural substance. The word out now is that the large corporate organic companies that are now taking over the organic arena (many organic farmers just cannot afford the huge certification fees that are now demanded), are using a natural fungus spliced into the organic seeds they use, and which “pests” do not like to eat. The question is, what does this fungus do to us?

  11. Sorry Jon, but cannot trust OCA either…They also are the Millions Against Monsanto on FB… Their game is to give a little to get alot. All lip service.

    Sign one of their petitions and get hounded by them for donations. They are sucking away the resoruces for real change! They were silent on the fake food safety bill. Claimed the Testor ammendment will save the day. Senator Testor I recently learned is Meatloaf the musician…. There are alot of actors in our gov. and society some in dual roles. Just like Mr. Smith. But at least you knew in the Matrix who Smith was!

    “In cooperation with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and others, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund financed The Unfinished Agenda, a societal transformation “eco-totalitarian” blueprint for the U.S. “…
    “Today, the Environmental Grantmakers …As…sociation (EGA), created by the Rockefeller Family Fund in 1985, represents 225 foundations and is an affinity group of the Council on Foundations.[3] It is described by the American Land Rights Association (ALRA) as “a cartel of eco-money” that “lavishes millions on eco-agitators.” This “cartel,” through its “hundreds of millions” controls the environmental activist movement to carry out Agenda 21. Money is also appropriated through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to government schools to create an “environmentally literate public” to produce “a public that accepts the Green Gospel uncritically.”[4]

    The First interview with Norman Dodd was by Dr Stan Monteith shortly before Mr. Dodd Passed away. He reveals the hidden truth about the Tax Exempt Foundations as chief investigator in The Reece Commitee Report authorized by Congress. This i…s about The Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Ford Foundations who since the turn of the century have set out to influence and manipulate the education and morals of not only the USA but Countries Globally. Reduced standards of Education and sexual promiscuity of today have their roots in these Foundations. He states that the foundations were very influential in instigating conflicts around the world. “This may be one of the most important videos you will ever see”

    Tax Exempt Foundations The Enemy Within – Norman Dodd Dr Stan Monteith MR Norman Dodd On Tax Exempt Foundations- A Hidden Global agenda…this is more then 50 minutes and is complete…

    The more we look the more we see ♥See More

    Remember…
    So instead we expose Millions Against Monsanto an Organic Consumers Assc. page.
    This is why all the people in those groups were asleep and did not fight the fake food safety laws.. They were also the ones who deleted the origin…al Jon Stewart expose Monsanto’s Bill S.510 page that was getting 17,000 hits a day. We almost stopped this bill. But these JERKS had a monopoly on the info…”Don’t Worry there Is the Tester Amendment” BS… FB can have alot of liars on it.
    Could someone who is a memeber of the Millions Against Monsanto pages Please post this on their page. I no longer am a friend to them as I knew this already. After they encouraged people to NOT get in touch w/Congress over the Fake Food Safty Laws…
    http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2011/01/28/us-organic-consumers-association-funded-by-big-pharma-and-rockefeller-food-freedom-betrayal

    Nice to have a special FB page to keep the info handy… LOL https://www.facebook.com/kimberly.usher1#!/pages/S510-Fax-says-Millions-Against-Monsanto-is-an-Arm-of-Monsanto-to-fool-us/134104806645896?filter=1

  12. Lisa says:

    Please note, FB will not let me post your article link, calling it “spam.”

    ~~~

    Hi Lisa, thanks for attempting to share.

    Yes.

    See…

    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/update-a-perspective-on-facebook-shutting-down-my-links/

    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/the-moving-arc-of-internet-censorship/

  13. Jon , Am sorry to have to tell all this, but you the feeling cause you do this everyday…If you want more on the Meatloafer let me know. I can get all the names and identities. I was walking in a daze for days when I figured this out, and am not on the fence any more!!!

    .”For me OCA lost any credibility back when they came out with their Internet Myths email about HR 875 (House Bill for S510). Penned by Judith McGreary for OCA, it claimed there were no provisions in HR 875 that would affect family farms, f…armers markets or numer…ous other pertinent issues.”
    “The so called “Organic” Consumer’s Association released this response…. http://www.activistpost.com/2011/01/reponse-to-false-accusat
    … after activists started calling them out for their Merck and Rockefeller funding after finding it a little fishy that they would attack Whole Foods so much rather than Monsanto, who they claim to be against, especially considering Whole Foods is probably Monsanto’s largest competition…. they are the country’s largest distributor of organic, non-gmo foods, and they lead efforts all over the world to promote organic farming. The OCA just released another Whole Foods attack piece(also promoted on the “Millions against Monsanto” facebook page) and I inquired again about their funding before I was banned from the group and my comments were deleted. ”

    http://www.dailypaul.com/178036/millions-against-monsanto-campaign-funded-by-rockefeller-and-merck
    See More

  14. Greg says:

    Can’t trust WF! They want 5 years because they know within that time a state labeling law will eventually be enacted and by making this public statement now they are hoping to save face and gain re-acceptance of those they alienated. I was on the front-lines during the CA prop 37 campaign and FOREVER WF has lost me as a customer. They are another self-serving corporate entity. Don’t be fooled!

    ~~~

    Thanks. See also…

    YES ON 37′S BIGGEST SUPPORTER WAS… MONSANTO. How Political Elites Win In The Matrix

    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/yes-on-prop-37s-biggest-supporter-was-monsanto/

  15. kristinshay says:

    Reblogged this on Dr. Kristin's Fitness Rx and commented:
    Sometimes the truth hurts. Please read.

  16. Kurt says:

    There is an alternative to Whole Foods and they have a very clear policy regarding GMO foods. Trader Joes is a low cost alternative grocer in my area and I perused their website to find their stance on GMO foods and I found it:
    http://www.traderjoes.com/about/customer-updates-responses.asp?i=4

    They state in bold on the page :”we do not allow GMO ingredients in our private label products (anything with Trader Joe’s, Trader Jose’s, Trader Ming’s, etc. on the label).”

    And further down the page, they also state : “We’re unable to make the same claims for branded products (products not in the Trader Joe’s label).

    Organic products, regardless of brand, are by definition non-GMO.”

    Interesting stance. I like Trader Joes and I was wondering if anyone else was familiar with them and their GMO policies?

  17. HT says:

    Hi Jon,

    Today, March 26, 2013, I happened to see a new episode of Dr. Oz’s show. Whole Foods’ CEO was being interviewed and he stated Whole Foods is all for labeling GMO’s – LIES!! Whole Foods was one of MANY corporations who attacked and ultimately caused the failure of a recent California state proposition to label GMO’s.

    And Dr. Oz isn’t innocent about the issues on GMO’s vs. Organic. Here’s an article about his attack on organic farmers,
    “Dr. Oz Viciously Attacks Organic Foods and Farmers Markets.”

    http://worldtruth.tv/dr-oz-viciously-attacks-organic-foods-and-farmers-markets/

    Thank you for providing a forum for people to shine the light of truth on high profile people who pretend to have our best interest at heart.

    Helen

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