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The Whole Foods deception: Grocery chain uses fraudulent marketing to sell health conscious consumers contaminated food

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(NaturalNews) Millions of Americans seeking organic foods free of toxins regularly shop at Whole Foods grocery stores believing that they are buying the cleanest food available from a national chain. But in reality, says Natural News editor and founder Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and author of the new book, Food Forensics, the fact is that Whole Foods' use of fraudulent marketing helps the chain sell contaminated foods at inflated prices.

"Many people have the completely wrong impression of what Whole Foods sells," says Adams, in a just-released video interview. "They think Whole Foods sells products that are entirely non-GMO, products that are clean, that don't have heavy metals, that don't have pesticides, that don't have glyphosate or herbicides. ... That is completely false."

In fact, Adams says, the chain does indeed sell foods marketed as clean and GMO-free, but which contain heavy metal contaminants, GMO ingredients, pesticides and other toxins.

Adams notes that the company has created a false impression where many of their customers don't realize that they sell foods containing harmful chemicals, GMOs and the like, adding that much of the Whole Foods marketing is "fraudulent ... greenwashing."

Selling foods 'that are no different' than what you buy in other grocery chains

Adams says that he has purchased foods from Whole Foods and then tested them for toxins and heavy metals at CWC Labs, where he is the director. In the course of testing, Adams found all of the unclean, impure things that Whole Foods says their foods do not contain.

"I've seen the heavy metals; I've seen the glyphosate; I've seen the pesticides," Adams said.

What makes Whole Foods doubly culpable is that they also charge premium prices for foods that are in fact not clean, he added.

Often the "organic" grocer sells foods "that are no different" from what other stores are selling, because they come from the same wholesalers and farming operations that utilize pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified strains of crops.

"They're no different, except that they come at sometimes a 50-percent higher cost," said Adams. "It's the illusion of having a healthy lifestyle."

The Natural News founder and citizen-scientist also said that he believes that much of what Whole Foods is selling, like other unclean foods, contributes to the major diseases: cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

"And they don't seem to be very concerned about that," he added.

Whole Foods is also part of the recent effort to prevent states like Vermont – which was the first – from passing legislation requiring that all GMO foods be specifically labeled.

Weaving a tapestry of deception

In late June, Adams reported that Whole Foods had gone "rogue," with corporate leadership choosing to side with Monsanto in support of just-passed legislation that relegates "food labeling" to a hard-to-understand electronic code. Worse, food manufacturers are not required even to include that, since participation is voluntary.

"With this betrayal of consumers, Whole Foods might as well now be called, 'POISON FOODS' because that's what they're pushing," Adams wrote.

"What Whole Foods and Monsanto have in common is that they both benefit from the deception of selling unlabeled GMOs to unwitting consumers," he added in another recent article.

In addition to selling unclean, inorganic foods, Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb, Adams says, has mastered the language of healthy eating and sustainability so that he can deceive customers into believing that the company really is acting in the consumers' best interests.

"Whole Foods is a public company, and they're driven by profit more than by ethics or morals," said Adams. "They're willing to hop on the bandwagon of healthy living and healthy food and create the impression, if you will, that they can weave a tapestry for their customers. But they're not really willing to make good on that in many ways."

Adams has much more to say on this subject, and you can view the entire interview here.

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