Wednesday June 19, 2013
Tell Whole Foods to Label Its GMOs -- By 2015, Not 2018Ruthann Amarteifio Special to Salem-News.com
It has been revealed that Whole Foods executives have financial ties to politicians who promote GMOs and work to further the interests of Monsanto.
(WASHINGTON DC Causes.com) - We are encouraged by Whole Foods Markets' plan, announced last week, to support consumers' right to know by requiring labeling of all foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in its U.S. and Canadian stores by 2018.
Whole Foods Market claims to be "America's Healthiest Grocery Store." However, Organic Spies recently conducted an undercover hidden camera investigation of Whole Foods that told quite a different story. The video exposes that the "organic grocer" sells a massive amount of unlabeled GMOs at its stores, including many products containing Monsanto's GM corn - the same strain of genetically engineered corn that French researchers recently linked to massive cancer tumors in rats.* Worse still, the grocer's employees are caught on film blatantly lying to consumers, claiming Whole Foods sells no GMOs at all.
Adding fuel to the fire, as soon as the Organic Spies' video began to go viral online, YouTube censored it (most likely due to complaints from Whole Foods itself).
You can still watch the full video on TV.naturalnews.com - http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=484FC93C887B206A895A116C0A3469E3
Whole Foods has also officially responded to the incriminating hidden camera footage by admitting that they do sell GMOs in their stores. Still, many of their employees remain completely unaware of this. As Whole Foods states in its blog*:
"The YouTube video showing our store Team Members giving conflicting responses to a question about GMOs reminds us that while we try to keep all our 70,000 Team Members up-to-speed on the latest information, clearly we need to do more. Some products in our stores DO contain GMOs -- just like any other food store in the country, due to the pervasiveness of GMOs..."
Worse still, it has been revealed that Whole Foods* executives have financial ties to politicians* who promote GMOs and work to further the interests of Monsanto. All the while, Whole Foods refuses to give money to Prop 37*, a measure to give California consumers the right to know, through labeling, if GMOs are present the foods they buy.
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