Is 365 Organic really Organic? – What Whole Foods isn’t telling you..**UPDATED 10-14-12: CEO admits products contain Monsanto GMOs, Prop 37 LOSING ground – They need your support!!** April 11, 2010Posted by fitmontclair in Fat Loss, Montclair, Nutrition, Organic Food & Farming.
Tags: 365 organic, China, conventional foods, locally grown, USDA organic, Whole Foods
Hello FITMONTCLAIR readers,
I was planning (and still am) a HUGE updated post on the lies, deception, and trickery of supposedly ORGANIC supporters like Whole Foods but due to the need for EVERYONE TO SUPPORT PROPOSITION 37 FOR LABELING OF GMO FOODS in California in November. (for then it will spread to the rest of the U.S. – Companies will not pay to make separate labels & containers for 1 state, and it will lead to other states questioning the safety of GMO food) I added NEW videos and information at the end of the blog post showing hidden-camera lies at Whole Foods, which companies ARE REALLY ORGANIC, and that Whole Foods SELLS A HIGH-PERCENTAGE OF UNLABELED GMO FOODS!!!!
As you will learn in the video, WholeFoods DOES NOT REALLY SUPPORT GMO LABLEING AND HAS NOT CONTRIBUTED 1 DOLLAR TO Prop. 37 in California, because the labeling of GMO foods will HURT THEM FINANCIALLY!!!
HERE IS THE ORIGINAL 2010 Whole Foods 365 Organic POST:
I hope you all have been able to get out and enjoy the weather! I have some interesting info I thought I should share with you but first I want to invite you all to my FREE May in Montclair Events for 2010. I have 4 NEW events both outdoor and indoor this year, they are absolutely 100% FREE but you must RSVP for I need a minimum number for each event to happen.
The are 4 ways you can RSVP:
Now on to something I discovered while researching other posts and articles. First, I hope you all understand and support the need for Organic farming and foods. Not only are they what we are truly designed to eat but they DO NOT destroy the ecosystem or mistreat animals!
Many of us (myself included) shop at one of our local Whole Foods – the nations first certified organic grocer, which is great but just because it is sold at Whole Foods does NOT mean it is good for you.
Like many greedy corrupt companies and politicians, Whole Foods tries to hide the truth with slick advertising and often confusing language. Here are some examples: Much of the in store signage uses the words: natural, local, locally grown, and conventional – NONE OF THESE MEAN AN ORGANIC PRODUCT!! Although many people believe if it is sold at Whole Foods it is automatically organic; to foster this belief the first signs people see on the doors as they enter say “Proud to be the nation’s first organic grocer”. Whole Foods does have many quality organic products but not everything they sell is organic. Something I tell everyone to do is replace the word ” Conventional” on ALL the Whole Foods signs with “CHEMICAL” and I am sure you will think twice before buying it, for ALL conventional farming uses TOXIC PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES, FUNGICIDES AND OTHER CHEMICALS that are UNSAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION! – Unless specifically stated by a local farmer you KNOW & TRUST that they use ORGANIC and or BIO-DYNAMIC farming principles & techniques and that they just refuse to pay an often OUTRAGEOUS certification fee – I know several great organic farmers that believe the local certification standards are too “lax” and refuse to pay for the certification until standards are increased & upheld.
We all still need to read labels and investigate where the food comes from diligently for many of the “Organic Certifications” are of poor quality and low standards requiring no inspection, just a yearly fee payment. Even the USDA Certified Organic products are becoming less reliable due to loopholes in the legislation and pressure from large food manufacturers to allow greater percentages on non-organic ingredients to be in supposedly organic foods.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE THE 2010 UPDATED S.O.S (Safe guard Organic Standards) – It has even MORE HORRENDOUS lies, toxins, and poisons that the Government and BOGUS Organic companies are trying to sneak into our foods & stores!!
To help consumers afford the cost of organic foods Whole Foods launched their 365 Organic line which has many good products, however we still need to investigate where these products come from for many foreign countries supply the Whole Foods 365 Organic line. They have poor or no standards and the USDA DOES NOT certify organic food from other countries, they rely on independent 3rd parties who may or may not adhere to organic standards. Case and point – Whole Foods has a product called “California Blend” which is a medley of frozen organic vegetables. The bag conjures up visions of fresh, organic farms in California or SO WE THOUGHT!
Watch this ABC News I-Team video investigation for the truth of where these vegetables are coming from and how little inspection and adherence to organic standards there are:
Since the release of this story Whole Foods now uses USDA Organic Vegetables for its California Blend – But remember this is one product of hundreds…
To help you in determining where your food is really coming from here is the internal Whole Foods memo the ABC I-Team gained access to and has in the video:
iteamwholefoodslist052108 – Please give the PDF file time to download, it is several pages long and covers multiple foods & food groups.
So it is sill buyer beware even with Whole Foods!
*** 9-27-12 NEW VIDEO PROVES WHOLE FOODS SELLS GMO FOOD AND DOES NOT REALLY SUPPORT PROP. 37 OR ANY GMO LABELING BECAUSE OF FINANCIAL LOSSES!!!!***
PLEASE FORWARD THIS UPDATED INFO TO YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ANYONE IT CAN HELP!!!
I HAVE JUST BECOME AWARE THAT Youtube HAS CAVED IN TO POLITICAL & FINANCIAL PRESSURE AND REMOVED THE LATEST VIDEO (The above video that no longer plays) SHOWING WHO THE REAL ORGANIC COMPANIES ARE , THAT Whole Foods SELLS GMO and HAS NOT CONTRIBUTED EVEN 1 PENNY TO HELP Prop 37!!!
I GUESS SOME OF THE $32 + MILLION DOLLARS FROM Monsanto & OTHER GMO PRODUCERS THAT IS BEING USED TO TRY AND STOP Prop 37 TO LABEL GMO FOOD in California WAS USED TO BRIBE and or FORCE Youtube TO REMOVE THE VIDEO!
I WILL SEARCH OUT OTHER WEBSITES THAT HAVE THE VIDEO AND RE-POST IT ASAP! JUST THINK OF IT THIS WAY, IF GMO FOOD WAS SAFE WOULD THEY DONATE MILLIONS TO STOP Prop 37 AND PATROL Youtube AND HAVE VIDEOS REMOVED…..
*** UPDATE: THANKS TO ORGANIC SPIES (Like them on facebook!) and TV.NATURAL NEWS The Whole Foods GMO STING VIDEO IS BACK!!! ENJOY AND PLEASE PASS IT ON TO OTHERS THAT MAY HAVE MISSED IT!!***
Click the link below to watch the video…
10-14-12: ** Organic Spies 2nd Whole Foods video shows that employees are trained to lie about GMOs in foods!**
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey confirmed in a blog post three days ago that Whole Foods knowingly sells Monsanto GMO corn in numerous products. And yet at the same time Whole Foods refuses to make its day-to-day shoppers aware of this horrifying fact!
Even with all the new video evidence a NEW L.A. Times poll shows Prop 37 support dropping due to increased LIES (i.e. advertising by Monsanto et al) – Click below for the L.A. Times article
ARE YOU A MONTCLARION OR LIVE IN ESSEX COUNTY N.J.? Are you SICK of Whole Food’s lies about organic & GMO foods? We soon will have another choice!
Trader Joe’s Clifton
Opening November 16th 2012!
259 Allwood Road
Clifton, NJ 07012
8am – 9pm Mon – Sun
Now before you start sending hate mail, posting negative comments, and flaming me; I know Trader Joe’s is NOT perfect and only their SELECT line is GMO free BUT they are another choice and Whole Foods WILL LISTEN TO WHERE YOU SPEND YOUR DOLLARS!
IF YOU REALLY WANT Whole Foods to change, BOYCOTT THEM FOR A WHILE!! (It worked in Europe & Japan to label & remove GMO foods…)
Trader Joe’s has made a great effort to remove foods containing GMOs from its private label products, and their line of Organic products keeps growing, but they are NOT openly endorsing Yes on Prop 37! Trader Joe’s (UNLIKE Whole Foods) usually listens to its customers: Please ask Trader Joe’s to actively and openly endorse Yes on Prop 37: their endorsement would make a hugely positive impact! We all have the right to know what’s in our food!
As always more to come!
Still NO store will match or surpass the farm delivery service I use: 100% Grass fed & finished beef, 100% grass fed RAW organic dairy, organic cage free pastured chickens & eggs (chickens graze wild, NO FEED!), grass-fed organic lamb, game, and organ meats!! YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT AND YOU ARE WHAT YOUR FOOD EATS!! A great quote I heard from my friend & mentor Paul Chek “You can either pay the farmer now or the doctor later!!” – I choose to pay the farmer and never see the doctor……
If you live in NJ or NYC and would like information on the farm service I use, just email me or send me a message on facebook