Whole Foods knowingly engages in massive GMO deception

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  1. Whole Foods knowingly engages in massive GMO deception.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    Whole Foods deceives consumers into unknowingly buying GMOs while financially supporting a GMO supply chain that ultimately enriches Monsanto, charges an explosive new undercover sting video released by Organic Spies. (Link below.)

    The video features secret camera footage from a dozen Whole Foods stores in the Los Angeles area, capturing Whole Foods employees lying on camera about the genetically engineered ingredients found in products sold at Whole Foods.

    "It's against our policy to carry anything that's grown with GMOs in it," says one employee, caught on camera.

    But according to Organic Spies, anywhere from 20% - 30% of Whole Foods products contain GMOs.

    See the full video at:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR9H7NgOLBQ

    When asked whether Whole Foods products contain GMOs, another employee says, "Absolutely not. Because the bottom line for all Whole Foods is no preservatives, no additives, no added growth hormones, no GMOs, absolutely, that's for everything."

    This statement is, of course, patently absurd. Even I've noticed all kinds of additives and preservatives in products sold at Whole Foods. And GMOs are found throughout the store, including in many so-called "natural" products that are actually made with GM corn. In fact, Natural News just revealed a list of the top 10 breakfast cereals most likely to contain GMOs... and some of them are sold at Whole Foods.

    "Whole Foods has mastered the art of bait and switch......"

    According to the undercover video, Whole Foods has "mastered the art of bait and switch" by advertising their foods as organic and non-GMO, then inundating customers with foods labeled "natural" which actually contain genetically engineered ingredients and pesticide residues.

    "Genetically engineered foods are everywhere..." says the video. "In the salad bar, packaged foods, meats and dairy products. Even the Whole Foods branded vitamin line may contain GMOs."

    The video openly accuses Whole Foods of "deceptive marketing" and says the company knowingly "trains employees to tell customers that they do not sell any GMO food."

    Whole Foods executives "too busy" to talk with Natural News. Whole Foods has not offered any rebuttal of this to NaturalNews.

    I personally offered to interview Whole Foods executives at their headquarters in Austin, Texas, earlier this year, but was told by the Whole Foods public relations team that their executives were "too busy" to meet with the editor of a website that ONLY reaches as many as five million readers a month........!

    Too busy doing what, you ask?
    Cashing checks, of course!

    Whole Foods CEOs are multi-millionaires and yet they have not individually nor as a company done anything meaningful to support Proposition 37, the all-important GMO labeling bill in California.

    "We estimate Whole Foods has $2 - $3 billion a year in sales of GMO products," says the Organic Spies video. It goes on to describe how Whole Foods financially supports Monsanto through the "GMO sourcing supply chain."

    The video specifically calls out Whole Foods executives Jack Mackey, Walter Robb and Margaret Wittenberg for essentially selling out their own customers.

    Whole Foods = SELLOUT to Monsanto...........?

    As this video shows, there is no question that Whole Foods is, through its product sales, financially supporting Monsanto, DuPont and the GMO (biotech) industry.

    It's also clear that many Whole Foods employees are totally clueless about the truth that Whole Foods carries GMO products in its stores.

    Personally, I still hold out hope for Whole Foods, and I want them to do the right thing because they're still far better than most conventional grocery stores.

    I agree with the video when it says Whole Foods needs to immediately donate $10 million to Proposition 37 and get fully behind GMO labeling.

    I say this on the record, in public view, that any natural products organization which does NOT support Proposition 37 is a traitor to consumers and will be exposed as such by the independent online media.

    Natural News readers have made it crystal clear to us that they strongly advocate our continued exposing of GMO brands such as Larabar, Kashi and Silk. They want us to tell the truth about GMOs, and they want us to organize grassroots support for action items such as boycotts and petitions.

    And to those companies who keep hiding GMOs in their products, I ask you this simple question: Why continue to punish yourselves? You know this issue isn't going away, right? The sooner you come out and DENOUNCE GMOs, the sooner you save your brand and restore customer trust. But the longer you play this deceptive game of hiding GMOs in your foods, the more dishonest, deceptive and downright unethical you appear to everyone.

    The tipping point on GMOs is here. You either get with the non-GMO program, or you risk being exposed by Natural News and other independent bloggers and websites. You cannot hide your GMOs. The truth is coming out. Wake up and smell the rooibos tea, okay?

    NaturalNews pledges massive, ongoing support for Proposition 37
    Here at NaturalNews, we are doing everything we can think of to help support Proposition 37 and GMO labeling through videos, articles, interviews, links, music videos, Facebook, Twitter and more. We're also raising money through our upcoming NaturalNews Store which opens next week, where a portion of every sale will be donated to help fund GMO labeling initiatives (including Proposition 37).

    That's opening next week at www.ShopNaturalNews.com

    I am just astonished that the CEOs of Whole Foods are right now betraying the very customers they claim to serve! Call it "corporate suicide," if you will, but if Whole Foods doesn't get behind Prop 37 real soon now, it's going to be facing a massive backlash of anger and very likely a national boycott from informed consumers.

    Whole Foods has backpedaled on the GMO issue for far too long, knowingly selling a huge array of products made with Monsanto's genetically engineered corn while pushing a public image that tricks many people -- including their own employees -- into thinking that Whole Foods is GMO-free. This is unethical, dishonest and flatly unacceptable in an industry where integrity is supposed to matter.

    This deception must end.

    Whole Foods must either come clean and support GMO labeling or face an eternal backlash from angry, betrayed customers who are waking up to this issue by the hour, it seems. When voting day arrives in early November, if Whole Foods hasn't donated some serious cash in support of Proposition 37, I predict there will be an impassioned grassroots call for a nationwide boycott against all Whole Foods stores (as well as any brand that opposed Prop 37).

    "Tell the truth," a public relations innovator once declared. "Because sooner or later people will find out on their own." And when they do, there's hell to pay for it. When the truth about GMOs and cancer tumors really becomes public knowledge, how exactly do you think consumers are going to react when they realize they been POISONED by these GMO retailers?

    Whole Foods is in bed with Monsanto
    The truth right now is that Whole Foods sells all sorts of products made with Monsanto's GM corn... and yet they refuse to label those items as "containing genetically engineered ingredients."

    The other shocking truth is that Whole Foods and Monsanto are both on the same side of Proposition 37.

    Personally, I find Whole Foods management to reflect a culture of extreme arrogance and dissociation from the values of its customers and employees.

    With new research now showing rats suffering horrifying cancer tumors after eating a lifetime of GM corn, Whole Foods not only keeps selling the same exact corn to its human customers, but the company even refuses to label it!

    Perhaps Whole Foods and Monsanto should enter a strategic partnership to reposition GMOs as "health foods" under the new company name, "Whole Santo."

    Mike Adams
    Editor of NaturalNews.com
     
  2. " Round up ready " soybeans.

    give them a try...........:)

    Romney helped put Monsanto on the map.

    One year before Mitt Romney began working on the Bain & Company project to rebuild "Monsanto" and cast their new image and focus on agriculture biotechnology, Congress passed a bill banning PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl), an odorless, tasteless, clear liquid known to cause cancer that was the "bread and butter" of Monsanto's profits.

    Monsanto was already branded and plagued with the label of having created the "Agent Orange" contaminated dioxins used in Vietnam. Now Monsanto would need a big save, financially and reputation-wise, so they could fool the public with their new image and a new "frontier," while secretly polluting and genetically modifying American agriculture with the new faceless poison known as Roundup.

    Romney knew his first job at Bain was to propel an evil company that was on the brink of failure.

    He knew Monsanto's previous reputation and about all the litigation. Romney also knew he would be rewarded financially in the biggest way if he could pull the whole thing off, and he did. Romney changed Monsanto's image over the years, from a scandal ridden chemical giant to a seemingly "prestigious" Agri-business firm. (http://dprogram.net)

    Fresh out of Harvard in 1977, Romney basically lead Monsanto down an unethical but highly lucrative path, helping sweep the PCB and dioxin scandals under the rug, since that negative public perception was crippling the company.

    Romney and Bain recommended to Monsanto that they focus the business on genetically engineered crops and RoundUp, the massively profitable weed killer. Monsanto finished developing and patenting the glyphosate molecule and has marketed Roundup ever since. (http://naturalsociety.com)

    But it wasn't a "pretty" road to this infamous success for Romney.

    Monsanto was still bombarded with an onslaught of litigation throughout Romney's years at Bain, including a $180 million settlement covering the claims of over 50,000 troops that got cancer from hiking over and through Agent Orange in the burned up jungles of Vietnam.

    Agent Orange is on record to have contaminated a total of 10 million Vietnamese and American people, including children and babies.

    This was by far the largest chemical warfare operation in human history up until now, when Monsanto's RoundUp laced GMO vegetables like corn and soy have begun a cancer inducing genocide which could easily surpass the damage done in the Vietnam jungles just 50 years ago. (http://naturalsociety.com)

    Romney would later use his Monsanto "payback money" and power to become the "private equity king," mowing down companies and robbing workers of their retirement savings. (http://dprogram.net)

    This is how Romney created jobs back then, and GMO is how he will create jobs and promote disease if he wins the presidency of the United States. Big Pharma, of course, is behind it all, because when people eat GM vegetables and get cancer, Big Pharma and the chemo scam make billions, if not trillions.


    Romney has already chosen his biotech partners in crime. One of Mitt's advisory co-chairs was a key speaker at the 'Biotechnology Industry Organization' and said, "It is vital for the United States and other countries to support science-based standards and systems that will bring agricultural biotechnology products to the market to meet this demand." It's not hard to guess who will make up Romney's cabinet if he wins. But the most disappointing part of the upcoming election isn't the fact that Mitt Romney, the "Savior of Monsanto" is running for president, it's the fact that Obama already supports GMO and has the former vice president of Monsanto running the FDA right now.

    America has everyone believing they have a choice, voting between good and bad, or good and not so good, but really, the choice is that you can vote yes for Obama GMO or yes for Romney GMO.

    President Obama and Mitt Romney both support human beings eating RoundUp pesticide regularly and without any labeling on the foods. Just to let you know. There's definitely a "War on Cancer" in effect, but it's a war to promote cancer, to make sure more people eat CANCER-CAUSING AGENTS, ones that are made by the same company that created the AGENT ORANGE nightmare. (http://www.naturalnews.com)



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  3. Any major crop (corn, soy) product that is not labeled "organic" is by definition, GMO. WFM does not donate to Prop 37 which is hypocritical to say the least. They have signs up in the store supporting the initiative, but not a dollar in donations.

    So yes, any product sold at WFM that contains corn or soy that is not labeled organic is a GM product. WFM sells GMO.
     
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  5. Not econ news. Mods should move this to the (Euro)Trash bin.