Whole Foods Market Caves to Monsanto

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WholeFoodsMarketAfter 12 years of battling to stop Monsanto's genetically-engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation's organic farmland, the biggest retailers of "natural" and "organic" foods in the U.S., including Whole Foods Market (WFM), Organic Valley and Stonyfield Farm, have agreed to stop opposing mass commercialization of GE crops, like Monsanto's controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa. In exchange for dropping their opposition, WFM has asked for "compensation" to be paid to organic farmers for "any losses related to the contamination of his crop." Under current laws, Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs) are not subject to any pre-market safety testing or labeling. WFM is abandoning its fight with biotech companies in part because two thirds of the products they sell are not certified organic anyway, but are really conventional, chemical-intensive and foods that may contain GMOs and that they market as "natural" despite this. Most consumers don't know the difference between "natural" and "certified organic" products. "Natural" products can come from crops and animals fed nutrients containing GMOs. "Certified Organic" products are GMO-free. WFM and their main distributor, United Natural Foods, maximize profits by selling products labeled "natural" at premium organic prices.  (A typographical error in the second sentence of this story was subsequently corrected.  We regret this minor error.)


Which corrupt and greed monger can one believe?

I don't know who to believe in this situation, but when a former employee states that a store that others have held in high esteem is "shady," I'm inclined to believe that person. What I don't understand, is that a post on FB re: this subject was put there by Organic Valley and this story includes them with WF and SF. I did write to WF last year and received a letter back from them concerning the above story. All I know is that research has shown that even fetal tissues have this junk in them and that's the beginning of life; so we don't want their junk fed to our children for their safety and good health.

Let me add to that

I agree with you. I've been telling people for a while now that, with all the nightmares from Monsanto, it leaves us with no choice but to eat strictly "certified organic". What else can we do?

Cereal Crimes


As a leader in the sales and marketing of healthy, whole and organic foods, Whole Foods should take the same stance as Green Grocer and remove the contaminated Kashi cereals off of their shelves until Kellogg can verify that their products are accurately labeled. Anything short of that would be willful neglect and a great lose of credibility to Whole Foods. Until that time, I know where I will be shopping.

WHO Else is using GMO foods..?

What about Trader Joe's?

Who else is using GMO foods

Yes I am sorry to tell you, that Trader Joes carry food with GMO's. Just read the labels. Unless a food store is verifying every food product in the store to make sure there isn't any GMO's, because a GMO can come in a lot of different forms. As an example, did you know ascorbic acid is a GMO and is used in many foods as a preservative. My suggestion is, read every label for yourself. Take responsibility for your own health. No matter what a company sells, they're in business to make a profit and only profits.

Story is misleading

Please take down this old, bogus and misleading story. http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2012/02/gmo-monsanto-buyout-rumors-untrue/

Do you have ANY facts to

Do you have ANY facts to support your claim? Anonymous???

ha ha whole foods is shady i

ha ha whole foods is shady i worked for them for 5 years and you would not believe how shady they. Only suckers shop there.

Whole Foods Markets and Monsanto

People will do, become, or say anything for money and/or power.

"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." 1 Timothy 6:10

The bilbe you just quoted and

The bilbe you just quoted and all religions are the root of all evil.