Now that Whole Foods' tag-team CEOs Walter Robb and John Mackey have admitted that "inadvertent" mistakes were made in raising prices on products in New York City stores, it remains to be seen whether consumers will buy their explanation.
From 80 extra cents for a package of pecan panko to a $14.84 overcharge on coconut shrimp, Whole Foods Market may be living up to its widely used nickname, "Whole Paycheck."
The chain's latest move is another strike against its holier-than-thou image.
Long before President Obama's historic opening, American and Cuban foodies have been exchanging cutting edge ideas in agriculture and health.
A new report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the "Right to Food" took aim at the entire basis on which food is produced and distributed on a global scale.
"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."
Students all over America are defaulting on their student loans, especially those who attended private, profit-making institutions; Democrats' chants about Osama bin Laden's death take us back to George W. Bush's boasts about Saddam Hussein; meanwhile, new scientific studies prove organic produce contains fewer pesticides and bacteria. These discoveries and more after the jump.
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 .
If you need yet another example of how Washington just doesn't quite work, a bill that aims to curb food contamination has stalled despite having broad bipartisan support, plus backing from President Obama and industry and consumer groups, and the fact that the House passed its version of the legislation more than a year ago.