Whole Foods now selling Genetic Modified Alfalfa and probably more

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    Jan 30, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    Looks like Whole Foods is moving away from being a wholy certified organic market to being yet another conquest for Monsanto.

    Excerpt follows - The statement from the CEO of Whole Foods reads:

    The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well.

    True Coexistence is a must”.


    http://www.politicolnews.com/whole-foods-to-carry-gmo-foods/
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    Jan 30, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
    The last time I ate alfalfa was when I was 8 years old and my older cousin made me eat the alfalfa out in the hayfield. At 8 y/o, I was infatuated w/ this older cousin and would have done anything for him but that hay was the most God awful tasting crap EVER.
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    Jan 31, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    Sad and deplorable...
  • musclmed

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    Jan 31, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    alphatrigger saidLooks like Whole Foods is moving away from being a wholy certified organic market to being yet another conquest for Monsanto.

    Excerpt follows - The statement from the CEO of Whole Foods reads:

    The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well.

    True Coexistence is a must”.


    http://www.politicolnews.com/whole-foods-to-carry-gmo-foods/


    Its one thing for a group to be against Genetically modified plants. But in there statement on there link it states "they are harmful to human health"

    They lost credibility in my mind where is there evidence of this?

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    Feb 03, 2011 8:58 PM GMT

    http://www.theatlantic.com/food/archive/2011/02/why-you-should-care-about-genetically-modified-alfalfa/70557/

    Here's some additional food for thought...
  • shag91607

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    Feb 03, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    I can assure you that this is misinformation and at best a misrepresentation of the correct context of fact... the actual ruling came from the USDA and affects the national market. Whole Foods supported highly regulated GE alfalfa over the unregulated proposal put out by the USDA.

    USDA sided with Monsanto over WFM, OCA (Organic Consumer Association), and the Non-GMO project - to which Whole Foods is a founding member and partner.

    The decision, BY the USDA, greatly impacts the organic dairy industry more than anything else and this wasn't a decision by Whole Foods. If you want our official stance on this, feel free to check out the blog entry written on the day of the decision by our CEO.

    http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2011/01/no-regulations-ge-alfalfa/