Friday, April 18, 2008

The Problem With Whole Foods

While Whole Foods has become a well known name in the minds of Organic eaters after their merger with WildOats, Whole Foods has made more than one questionable decision in their supposedly health-centered business model.
We really can't help but give them the side-eye for their position as a non-union (they don't believe in Unions?) Industrial Organic company that does not engage in local distribution. Why would we want our fruits and vegetables imported from Argentina when there is plenty of green goodness in our local communities popping up from the Earth? Isn't WholeFoods supposed to be a solution to the problem corporations have made for local farmers? And how does WholeFoods' explain that their canned goods and boxed items are laden with MSG and that their dairy may or may not contain rBGH???? Aren't those unnacceptable ingredients on Whole Foods list? Do they even care about these concerns? Probably not. The corporate hand in WholeFoods' obvious Fortune500 mentality, is disturbing to say the least.

Spread the word to those well-meaning friends who think they may be eating healthier because they started shopping at Whole Foods... We have to put a stop to this nonsense, and support any fitting competitors that may arise to challenge this misleading food giant.


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Invisible Woman said...

Wow that's good to know. I had no idea...I must admit I expected better from them :-(

PurpleZoe said...

Peace Fly1,

It's a damn shame.
We need a competitor with ethics to make a move quickly.
I'm tired of these suits ruining everything inherently good.
Enough surely is enough.

Shine on