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.)


Your statement about the

Your statement about the bible is absolutely absurd,disturbing and deeply offensive !!M

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

Thank you for revisiting that old, worn-out argument. You've not changed my mind either way.

Strong words

Such strong words, but could not be more true IMO.

I do not believe Jesus was one for organizational, hierachy based groups that aimed to create mass delusion and control over we the people. Jesus or any master for that matter would not have been for organized religion of any type. In fact, it is probably why he was put to death, to be made an example of (don't speak up or speak out, or you'll get nailed to a cross).

It still goes on today, but there is only so much we the masses will take. The time for us to rise is now, it is happening, happens more each day, and will continue to happen into the future.

For the Christians out there, read the bible, take the 5% good, apply it to your life and trash the 95% of subconcious programming, forget the fear, forget the rules, be the best you can be, to the best of your ability, in the end that is what matters, not following a 95% man made story book written to keep you in line, in fear and in control by "authority".

Enough of the masses have awaken, it has begun and will remain as such herein.

Thank you, APG, for writing

Thank you, APG, for writing the words so many of us are thinking. Couldn't have said it better, myself.

This article is bullshit.

This article is bullshit. They did not cave to monsanto.


Is this really a fake article. I will never shop at Whole Foods if they did. I guess I need to investigate this More. I hope Not.

Monsanto, no

this is grounds for boycott. How do we find out which other companies, besides Whole Fooods, Stoneyfield and Organic Valley, have participated in the cave in?? And, by the way, how is that GMO labeling law in California doing?

nooooooo Monsanto, NO!!!!

Drugs, which are, in fact, Monsanto's final products (drugs), should not be legal under any circumstances, whatsoever! This company has lied, and lied, and lied, to the American people too many times for us to continue to take them seriously! Just listen: I heard on an Npr-relevant news source that the Monsanto company had denied the deadly effects its "Round-up Ready" corn or some s*** like that had had on Rats. These were bona-fide studies conducted by French scientists, smart ones, in fact, and they discovered, after a 90-day study the results of which Monsanto refused to acknowledge, the "toxic hepato-renal effects" caused by GM'd, Monsanto Maize. You can call this what you will, but I smell a cover-up( hepato-renal implies the kidnesy as wellas teh other organs, including the liver. Basically, the toxins from these Round-up-Ready-tainted Foods were so great, the toxicity showed up in the urine of these Rats!). You call this ethical behavior? Their products are the health-equivalent of "Twinkie" foods, and they must be stopped. Thank you, and have a nice day!!!!

(pronounced like, "Soo-fie")

NPR takes money from

NPR takes money from Monsanto and runs Monsanto ads. I sometimes wonder about their objectivity anymore...

We eat, breathe and wear Roundup.

If you are not worried that Monsanto has cornered the market on GMOs, you should be. Monsanto has made their seeds Roundup resistant, so Roundup is used without caution.

What is Roundup? If you are curious, please read my post here: