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Whole Foods employees caught on video beating veteran outside retail store

1/22/2015 - A video that appears to show a man being beaten by several employees at Manhattan's Union Square Whole Foods Market has gone viral after being featured on the LiveLeak website. In the five-minute video, a man identified only as "Adam" can be seen repeatedly trying to enter the Whole Foods Market...

Survey reveals huge differences in cost of organic foods from Whole Foods and other stores

10/21/2014 - As much as we all love organic foods, there's times when we certainly don't love the price. While many of us make sacrifices in other areas of our lives in order to afford splurging a little more on good food, you may not have to if you're willing to expand the horizon of grocery stores in which you...

Whole Foods' Greek yogurt has 6 times more sugar than label claims, says class-action lawsuit

9/6/2014 - Engrossed in yet another legal battle, Whole Foods is being accused of falsely labeling the ingredients in the grocer's 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt, according to a report by Courthouse News Service. The same lawyers who sued Subway over the lengths of their foot-long sandwiches have filed...

Six distinct benefits of eating a primarily whole foods, plant-based diet

7/14/2014 - People are catching on that a whole foods diet is a superior approach to achieving optimal health. Consuming plants directly from nature in an unadulterated format just seems to be the right thing to do and the way we feel confirms it. However, if one needs more convincing, here are six distinct benefits...

Whole Foods Market (WFM) continues to knowingly sell poison to its customers: Natural News seeks class action law firm to pursue legal action

7/14/2014 - Whole Foods Market (WFM) is knowingly selling dietary products which are significantly contaminated with toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and tungsten. Some of these contaminated levels exceed California Proposition 65 limits by nearly 2000%. Click here to see some of the laboratory results...

Whole Foods ripped off customers by over-charging for salad bar; $800,000 settlement reached

6/30/2014 - A suit brought by the city attorney's office in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Diego, has resulted in Whole Foods being ordered to pay nearly $800,000 in settlement fees. The supermarket specializing in natural and organic foods was accused of charging more than the advertised price for a variety...

Whole Foods sued over false 'all natural' claim on baked goods

6/18/2014 - The term all natural can easily be a rip-off slogan, slapped onto products posing to be all about consumer's health. Consumers are easily hoodwinked into paying extra for a product that is advertised as "all natural." Also, just because a product has a "natural" ingredient, doesn't necessarily mean...

Whole Foods to stop selling produce grown in human sewage sludge

6/12/2014 - The largest natural and organic retailer in the U.S. has taken a bold move that could make fruits and vegetables safer for everyone. Thanks in large part to the dedicated efforts of just one conscious man from North Carolina, Whole Foods Market has agreed to stop supplying "conventional" produce grown...

Woman loses 166 pounds, says fresh vegetables, whole foods and positive thinking are key to success

5/28/2014 - In March 2011, Teena Henson carried 332 pounds on her 5-foot-4 frame. Today, she's down 166 pounds, has participated in several 5K walks and most recently set her personal best finish in 46 minutes. So, the burning question: how did she do it? Weight loss tips from Henson1) Choose healthy, whole...

Will Walmart's embrace of affordable organics put Whole Foods out of business?

5/21/2014 - Speculation about how Walmart's planned expansion of its organics line will affect others in the healthy food business, including Whole Foods Market, is growing throughout the media. Some investors are now looking at a recent earnings miss by the grocery giant as a possible indicator that Whole Foods...

Whole Foods selling protein products containing toxic heavy metals: new video reveals clean vs. contaminated products

5/12/2014 - A new 3-minute teaser video reveals the truth that Whole Foods is selling vegan protein products which contain alarming levels of toxic heavy metals. Click here to watch the video now on YouTube. Actual laboratory results on the products featured in the video (and purchased at Whole Foods) are...

Whole Foods Market (WFM) stock plunges 20% after Natural News reveals 'big lie' on toxic heavy metals

5/7/2014 - The stock of Whole Foods Market (WFM) plunged 20% in the opening hours today, the day after Natural News published a bombshell article revealing that some Whole Foods Market employees are lying to customers about the presence of toxic heavy metals in rice protein products sold at Whole Foods stores....

Action item: Are Whole Foods employees intentionally misleading customers about toxic heavy metals in rice protein products?

5/6/2014 - Go to Whole Foods today, pick a rice protein product off the shelf, and ask the store manager why they are selling rice protein containing toxic heavy metals at such high levels that they often exceed California Prop. 65 limits by over 1,000%! The answer you get may shock you: some Whole Foods employees...

Whole Foods store robbed at gunpoint for $60,000

11/3/2013 - Three workers at the Bowery Whole Foods Market in New York City's Lower East Side were moving cash in their store on Sunday night when they became victims of an unexpected ordeal. A manager, another employee and a security guard used the store's elevator to transport $60,000 held in a shopping cart...

Natural News exclusive: Whole Foods Market whistleblower says employees were deliberately trained to lie about GMOs - new Organic Spies video

9/20/2013 - A new video from the group calling itself "Organic Spies" is once again rocking the organic food industry. In the video, a woman who identifies herself as a former employee of Whole Foods Market (WFM) testifies that she and other employees were deliberately trained by Whole Foods Market management to...

Chipotle becomes first US restaurant chain to voluntarily label GMOs

6/13/2013 - The recent decision by Whole Foods Market to label all genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) sold in its stores by the long-off date of 2018 looks silly and almost meaningless compared to the right-now policy of fresh food chain Chipotle, which is officially the first and only major U.S. food supplier...

Are you being scammed by the Whole Foods 'fresh' bar?

5/8/2013 - All the controversy over the past few years regarding Whole Foods Market and its dubious position on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) seems to have fizzled following the company's recent announcement that, by 2018, all GMOs sold in its stores will have to be properly labeled. But in the meantime,...

Trader Joe's eliminated GMOs from its private-label products back in 2001 - what's taking Whole Foods so long?

4/3/2013 - In the wake of the recent announcement by Whole Foods Market that the retailer will require the labeling of all foods containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in its stores by 2018, many in the natural health community are now wondering, why the long wait? Whole Foods' reluctance to adopt truth-in-labeling...

GM salmon rejected by Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Aldi and other food retailers

3/21/2013 - In yet another blow to GMOs, several major U.S. food retailers have signed on to the "Campaign for GE-Free Seafood" found at http://www.foe.org/gefreeseafood These retailers include Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Aldi and many more. It's the latest private sector blow to the deceptive biotech industry....

Whole Foods agrees to label all GMO foods by 2018 - but why the long wait?

3/15/2013 - After years of dodging the issue, natural grocery chain Whole Foods Market has gone public with plans to require the labeling of all foods sold in its stores that contain genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). The only problem is that the new labeling requirements will not come into effect until 2018,...

Can you trust Whole Foods?

3/14/2013 - Whole Foods has announced that, by 2018, all GMO products sold in their stores will carry GMO labels, so customers know what they're buying. Whole Foods has also asserted they are working with their suppliers to find non-GMO raw ingredients, so that current GMO products sold in the stores can become...

Whole Foods' mandatory GMO labeling initiative and why it will take five years to solve the GMO problem

3/12/2013 - In the wake of Whole Foods announcing mandatory GMO labeling of all products sold across its stores by 2018, there has been a lot of healthy debate on the subject. Jon Rappoport argues that Whole Foods should ditch all GMO foods and essentially become a "GMO-free" retailer. Ronnie Cummins of the...

What's behind Whole Foods' decision to label GMOs in their stores?

3/12/2013 - Whole Foods has announced that, by 2018, it will label all products in its stores that contain genetically-modified ingredients. Mike Adams, at naturalnews.com, has written an excellent article covering this development. You should read it. Whole Foods cites customers' concerns as a major reason...

Whole Foods announces mandatory GMO labeling by 2018; here's how it happened

3/9/2013 - In a huge victory for the alternative media and grassroots activism, Whole Foods announced on Friday that it would require GMO labels on all products by 2018. (Click here for the press release.) This announcement deals a significant blow to Monsanto, DuPont and all the GMO pushers who openly admit that...

Exclusive new Organic Spies video released: Is Whole Foods systematically training employees to lie about GMO?

10/12/2012 - A new video has surfaced from the Organic Spies group, and that video is being released exclusively on the Natural News video site TV.naturalnews.com. The hidden camera video shows a multitude of Whole Foods employees repeating misinformation to customers who ask whether the store sells GMOs. They appear...

Whole Foods censors the truth, hides undercover GMO exposure by pulling videos from YouTube

10/9/2012 - Lots of media organizations, notably a number of newspapers that risk national security by publishing supremely sensitive information, claim they should not be criticized for doing so because the public "has a right to know" such things. Not all media groups feel that way, however. Add YouTube to...

Whole Foods Market and GMOs: The Whole Truth?

10/9/2012 - After months of pressure from the organic community, including thousands of its customers, the leadership of Whole Foods Market on September 11 endorsed Proposition 37, the California Ballot Initiative to require mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods. But the endorsement came with "reservations"...

Whole Foods caught in GMO marketing deception, false advertising - here's the proof

10/8/2012 - A bombshell investigative video just released by Infowars.com has exposed what can only be called false and misleading advertising by Whole Foods. It all began when InfoWars reporters Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton visited Whole Foods last week to try to find out what customers thought about Whole Foods...

Whole Foods confirms it knowingly sells products containing Monsanto's genetically modified corn: Don't ask, don't tell!

10/4/2012 - Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association has been protesting Whole Foods for several years, demanding the company label the GMOs it sells. Whole Foods management has foolishly ignored him. In fact, until recently his efforts achieved relatively little traction, but all of a sudden "he...

YouTube censors 'Organic Spies' video exposing Whole Foods employees lying about GMOs

10/3/2012 - I once thought Whole Foods was a great place to shop, and I used to look forward to finding a Whole Foods store in every city I visited. Now when I see "Whole Foods" I think to myself, "Poison Foods" and I have images of those cancer tumors in the rats just pop into my head. I will never shop at Whole...

Whole Foods knowingly engages in massive GMO deception, says undercover video by 'Organic Spies'

9/26/2012 - 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...

Research uncovers whole foods method of defending against protein loss from a hard workout

9/8/2012 - There is a widespread perception that since it is muscle that is being challenged during a workout, and muscle is made of protein, protein is what muscle needs to repair and protect itself. A recent research study investigated the efficacy of green leaf vegetables as a buffer against the damage, replacing...

Does your Whole Foods 'organic' produce come from China?

7/25/2012 - Most everyone who buys organic foods knows the benefits. While it can tend to be a little more expensive, it is at least pesticide free and much more wholesome. But did you know that an increasing amount of our "organic" food may be coming from China (which immediately throws into question the organic...

Police arrest autistic man at Whole Foods for odd and harmless behavior

10/15/2011 - Dallas police officers recently took 28-year-old Blake Wimberly into custody after customers at a Dallas Whole Foods Market complained about his erratic and allegedly disturbing behavior while in the store. CBS News 11 in Dallas reports that Wimberly, who suffers from both autism and schizophrenia,...

Whole Foods Market supports 'pink' breast cancer awareness campaigns that fund drug industry

10/11/2011 - There is a small endorsement on the company's main website, but it has come to our attention that at least some Whole Foods Market stores in California, Florida and certain other areas have been openly endorsing Breast Cancer Awareness month, as well as a specific group called Pink United that funds...

Organic consumers rally at Whole Foods to demand GMO labeling

10/6/2011 - Whole Foods Market, a grocery chain with a reputation for bringing "natural" foods to consumers, has suffered substantial criticism in recent months due to its failure to identify products that contain genetically modified ingredients. The nonprofit Organic Consumers Association organized a demonstration...

Despite its efforts, even Whole Foods cannot keep GMOs out of the products it sells (correction)

6/7/2011 - Genetically modified foods have become so ubiquitous in the US that even the grocery store 'Whole Foods' now admits it cannot keep biotech foods off its shelves. A representative for the corporation acknowledged in May of 2011 that the realities of the marketplace have forced a shift in the company's...

Organic Consumers Association takes aim at Whole Foods over labeling of GM foods

5/13/2011 - Whole Foods customers have a love/hate relationship with the natural and organic foods giant. They have run afoul of their customer base before - remember the mass outcry and call for boycott as a result of comments thrown about by the CEO regarding health care rights (http://www.naturalnews.com/026906_food_foods_whole_foods.html)?...

Organic giants Whole Foods, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield accused of compromising on GMOs

2/11/2011 - Some of the nation's largest and most widely known producers and retailers of natural and organic products have decided to push for a compromise with the Monsanto-influenced U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the issue of genetically-modified organisms (GMO). In the wake of the recent decision...

The Organic Elite Surrender to Monsanto - What Now?

2/1/2011 - "The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must." - Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011 In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto's Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation's 25,000 organic farms and...

Whole Foods launching sustainability rating program for all wild-caught seafood sold in its stores

12/18/2010 - Whole Foods Markets has announced that it will soon become the first national retailer to implement an in-store sustainability rating program for all wild-caught seafood. Each of Whole Foods' 298 stores will display green, yellow or red symbols to indicate the sustainability of each species, as determined...

Must-see videos on NaturalNews.TV reveal organic egg fraud, fluoride dangers, Whole Foods and more

11/15/2010 - If you want to know more about the way the world really works, here are some of the most eye-opening videos you'll ever see on issues of food and health. Scrambled eggsThis video from the Cornucopia Institute exposes the organic fraud in the egg industry. As you'll learn in this video, many of the...

Why I'm thankful for Whole Foods Market stores

10/26/2010 - After a recent visit to Austin, Texas to appear live on the Alex Jones show, I had the opportunity to visit the flagship store of Whole Foods. I've been to a lot of Whole Foods stores throughout the country, so I've seen the typical layouts and offerings, but this Austin store takes it all to a whole...

Whole Foods Market to require organic certification on all health and beauty products

7/20/2010 - Natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market will soon require that all health and beauty products it carries that claim to be organic, be certified by either the Agriculture Department's National Organic Program, or NSF International, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based nonprofit certifier. In leiu of the lack...

Whole Foods to Use "Non-GMO" Seal on Its Private-Label Products

11/16/2009 - Whole Foods Market has announced plans to have all of its store-brand products independently tested to certify that they are made without the use of any genetically modified organisms (GMOs). "Since there is no U.S. regulation regarding disclosure on products manufactured with GMO ingredients, we...

Whole Foods Revisited

8/27/2009 - After recently writing about Whole Foods stores in a NaturalNews article (http://www.naturalnews.com/026906_food_foods_whole_foods.html), I decided to stop in a Whole Foods store in Florida and see if anything had changed since the last time I had visited one. Doing so allowed me to review the brands...

A Real Reason to Boycott Whole Foods?

8/24/2009 - Whole Foods is in a public relations crisis. After its CEO John Mackey posted a widely-read opinion piece that insisted Americans have no intrinsic right to health care, it was slammed with angry liberal customers who picketed stores and organized a national Whole Foods boycott at a Facebook page now...

The Whole Story About Whole Foods Market

3/24/2008 - Organic food has become the mantra of consumers who are aware of the dangers of pesticides, chemicals and hormones used in the growing and processing practices of the commercial food industry. Many of us have come to trust stores making the implied agreement with us that the food they are selling is...

Whole Foods, funny math and the five dollar avocado (satire)

4/27/2007 - I love Whole Foods grocery stores. I can't seem to leave the place without spending at least two hundred dollars on health food. Interestingly, that's only about one bag full of groceries from a typical Whole Foods store. The last time I visited, I ended up buying a hundred dollars worth of raw food...

Whole Foods buying Wild Oats

3/2/2007 - Two of the largest players in the natural foods retail market are merging. Whole Foods Market Inc. is set to purchase its competitor, Wild Oats Markets Inc., for $565 million plus $108 million of debt. The move will bolster Whole Foods' position as the largest dedicated player in the natural and organic...

It's old news to naturopaths: whole foods heal better than isolated chemicals

11/5/2003 12:30:08 PM - This article describes a study in which researchers found that lycopene, the long-heralded "active ingredient" in tomatoes that prevents prostate cancer, apparently doesn't work alone. This is news? Herbalists, naturopaths and holistic nutritionists have known this for literally hundreds of years....

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