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Forum Post: Is Whole Foods the 1%?

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 29, 2011, 4:13 p.m. EST by DamagedLiberty1 (17)
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Yesterday, a petition was started asking Whole Foods to help the campaign to Label genetically modified ingredients in California.

It seems that Whole Foods isn't very warm to this campaign. They themselves said that they can't fill their shelves without having foods that contain GM foods.

Whole Foods claims to be a "Green" and "Sustainable" company. Give us the right to choose if we want to eat GM foods or not by simply adding a label on products that do contain these ingredients.

Do you agree?

If so, do spread the word and let's get the control of our food out of the hands of the 1%!




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[-] 1 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 12 years ago

Whole Foods is not green.


Anti union, the CEO is shady, he got caught sockpuppeting on the net a few years ago. For 8 years, he posted on Yahoo message forums as a sock, to knock competitors and manipulate stock in his company:


[-] 1 points by Uriah (218) 12 years ago

GM foods are here to stay. Good luck staying away from them unless you grow your own and hope there ain't no GM crops close enough to cross with yours.

If most people REALLY knew what went into their food, they'd starve to death, again, unless you grow your own food and kill your own animals that you raised.

[-] 1 points by DamagedLiberty1 (17) 12 years ago

Hence the power of educating consumers!

[-] 1 points by LSN45 (535) 12 years ago

Folks - Monsanto, just like the other corporations and special interests that have our politicians bought and paid for on both the right and the left, have bribed their way to almost complete domination of the agricultural sector. Lots of the government posts are filled with ex-monsanto employees and lots of ex-government officials now work for Monsanto. Almost everyone is using their seed and we have a huge monoculture lining us up for a wholesale famine when the right bug comes along. What are we to do about it? We need to address the root problem instead of the symptoms. We need to get the money out of our politics. We need to end the legalized bribery that has turned all of our "representatives" into the lap dogs of the corporations and special interests. We need real, loop-hole free CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM if we want anything to change!!!! This needs to be THE main goal of the protests!!!!! Unless this is achieved, the chance of other meaningful reform happening is almost zero.

[-] 1 points by DamagedLiberty1 (17) 12 years ago

That would definitely hit both Dems and Reps hard.

In the meantime, let's vote in laws that make it difficult for them to operate...Like Labeling Gmos!

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 12 years ago

They are part of the scam too. The entire system is a scam. Just look at how big their stores are.

[-] 1 points by DamagedLiberty1 (17) 12 years ago

And how much they charge!

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 12 years ago

in 1822

Mandel grew peas

wrinkled, smooth, green and yellow

cross these differences through pollination

observed gene variance in inheritance

[-] 1 points by pissedoffconstructionworker (602) 12 years ago

Is "Is X the 1%?" a meme?

[-] 1 points by sudoname (1001) from Berkeley, CA 12 years ago

haha, it's like mccarthyism (i mean, not haha)

[-] 1 points by frankchurch1 (839) from Jersey City, NJ 12 years ago

The CEO is a tea party guy. We need to get rid of all monopolies, even on food that won't kill you.

[-] 1 points by DamagedLiberty1 (17) 12 years ago

All I know is that their quality of products hasn't been living up to their standards in the past few years and that labeling GM foods could only benefit the consumer.

If GMs are so good, why be scared of labeling them?

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 12 years ago

Right on!!!

[-] 1 points by bb2nrg (2) 12 years ago

Whole Foods Market is probably more of the solution then the problem. While they may not have been receptive to this specific anti- GM push in California, in general they are committed to being green, no question. When it comes to food, one of the real issues is getting the fluroide and mercury out of society. They make you third eye blind-pineal gland calsification and into a intuitive lacking zombie, that believes every word the government says.

[-] 0 points by Tryagain (300) 12 years ago

Customers are already in charge. They bend over backwards for a customer, just not some goof with a petition and a 'tude that wouldn't shop there anyways.

[-] 2 points by DamagedLiberty1 (17) 12 years ago

I do shop there, and I do notice how low quality a lot of their products are, hence my support for labeling GMO ;)

[-] 2 points by Tryagain (300) 12 years ago

When enough people think that way, Whole Foods will change. And if they don't, a competitor will see an opening. That's our system.

[-] 1 points by DamagedLiberty1 (17) 12 years ago

Agreed, and I am definitely in favor of helping educate the consumers.

I am sure a lot of consumers would change their choice of products if products containing GMs were labeled "Contains GM ingredients.

It would definitely push many producers to improve (hopefully) the quality of their products with the consumer's health in mind.

Then again, maybe I am too hopeful, but it is definitely something worth pushing.

[-] 1 points by Tryagain (300) 12 years ago

But that's all it is. Companies here die if people don't buy their stuff. When what people want changes, companies change or they die. It's a blessing of the system the OWS crowd hates. No petition drives or screaming is required. We vote continually with what we buy.

[-] 1 points by DamagedLiberty1 (17) 12 years ago

Agreed, however a simple petition can get people to wake up on some facts. The goal is to get it to pick up.

I already had a few unaware friends telling me they had no clue Whole Foods was selling GM foods when being sent to the petition. They aren't half as picky as I am when it comes to food, but they didn't seem too pleased knowing that WFs was selling them.

[-] 0 points by Tryagain (300) 12 years ago

No, it's just loud mouths with an exaggerated sense of self-importance. Just because people aren't as worked up about something as you are hardly means that they need to WAKE UP.

Whole Foods is utterly desperate to be what its customers want it to be. They watch every little thing that sells or doesn't sell or that might work or not work in the future. If outsiders knew just how crazily intense businesses are about understanding customers, they'd be stunned. Whole Foods could be out-competed and gone in 10 years. They know that. That's what happens in capitalism. It's under statism where enterprises don't have to compete to survive and can be indifferent. Of course, that's ironic because it's statism that's pushed by OWSers.

[-] 1 points by DamagedLiberty1 (17) 12 years ago

Well, I am all for knowing what's in my food, and I will ask Whole Foods to help this happen. I tend to be optimistic. If it works, great.