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‘America’s Temple of Pseudoscience’

“You don’t have to schlep all the way to Kentucky in order to visit America’s greatest shrine to pseudoscience,” Michael Schulson writes at The Daily Beast. “In fact, that shrine is a 15-minute trip away from most American urbanites.”

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Growing an Alternative Economy One Community at a Time

“The best thing about farmers markets is that people talk,” says environmentalist Bill McKibben. “A study found that shoppers at farmers markets had 10 times as many conversations per visit than at supermarkets.”

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Miracle Food Blues: Bolivia Trades Health for Cash

The nutritional virtues of quinoa have been known since the Inca had an empire, but now that it’s sent around the world to satisfy the bourgeois appetites of the Whole Foods set, some Bolivians have become malnourished although slightly better off economically.

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But What Whole Foods Really Always Wanted to Do Is ...

What America really needs is another film festival, especially one sponsored by Whole Paycheck Foods, right? The health food superstore is bringing to theaters across the country a series of films about, you know, the planet and eating right and stuff ...

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 READ MORE



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Can Whole Foods Repair Its Image?

Turns out comparing unions to herpes and raving against health care reform in The Wall Street Journal isn’t great for business, at least when your business sells granola to progressives, hippies and other Truthdig readers. Whole Foods CEO John Mackey’s efforts have earned him a boycott. Guess we’ll just have to get our gluten-free almond cookies elsewhere.

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Meaty Danger Strikes Whole Foods

Whole Foods customers expect more for their money, but shoppers in two states got more than they bargained for when they came home with E. coli-tainted beef. The granola-chic grocer has since taken steps to restore faith in the chain and its preposterous prices.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008 READ MORE


Whole Foods CEO Bashed Wild Oats Online Before Takeover Bid

John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods, apparently behaved in not so wholesome a manner when he spent time bashing Wild Oats stocks on a Yahoo stock-market forum under the pseudonym “Rahodeb” not long before his company bid to take over the competing natural foods market chain.  The Federal Trade Commission is attempting to block the takeover on antitrust grounds. (Via BoingBoing)

Posted on Jul 12, 2007 READ MORE


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Farewell, Wild Oats!

Natural supermarket giant Whole Foods announced Wednesday it would gobble up smaller rival chain Wild Oats. The marketplace for natural and organic food has grown increasingly competitive, a reality that has plagued Whole Foods in recent months.

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Food Writer Strips Away Whole Foods Myths

Author Michael Pollan tells Truthdig: “[Whole Foods is] very cleverly designed, but ... it’s based on illusions…. If you go to the farm depicted on those labels, you find that in fact things look a little bit different.”

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


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