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Dr. Oz Debate: Labeling Genetically Modified Foods, Pt 1 | The Dr. Oz Show

Bravo to The Dr. Oz Show for continuing to wake up viewers to the dangers of GMO’s. He addresses Whole Foods Market making every product with GMO’s in it be labeled within 5 years and interviews Whole Foods CEO. He also addresses GMO salmon, gmo tomato, which foods to avoid.. Please watch and share.

BREAKING!!! GMO Labeling Coming to Whole Foods Market | Whole Foods Market

This is fantastic! Whole Foods Market is committing to GMO labeling of all products in their stores within 5 years! The power of a grass-roots movement!

What to Watch out for at Whole Foods Market

I am really enjoying Food Babe’s blog lately.  Unfortunately, the closest Whole Foods to us is about 25 miles away, but our local Heinens is becoming our go-to store more and more.

Food Babe has now investigated Whole Foods Market and lets us know what to look out for.

Everything is not organic.  She gives the list of the Dirty Dozen Plus (the top 15 items you should splurge for and buy organic) and the Clean 15 (the 15 types of produce that are lowest in pesticides).

We love to eat at Whole Foods when we’re there, carefully reading for any hidden sugar or oil, but she makes the point to read over the ingredients labels with a fine toothed comb because she found foods like GMOs, hidden MSG and cheap oils like soy, corn and canola.

Always look for this label when common GMO ingredients are listed:

Whole Foods Market and GMO

Have you heard this:  Occupy the FDA: “A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.

We did and were so concerned we reached out to Whole Foods.  This is their response:

“Thank you for taking the time to write to Whole Foods Market about GMOs, also known as genetically engineered or GE organisms.

Our goal at Whole Foods Market is to provide informed consumer choice with regard to genetically engineered ingredients. Clearly labeled products enable shoppers who want to avoid foods made with GMOs to do so, and we offer a large and increasing number of choices in our stores. We source our entire line of national store brand products (365 Everyday Value and 365 Organic) to avoid GMOs, working closely with our suppliers to ensure that they avoid the intentional use of GMO ingredients.

We also offer a substantial and growing number of organic choices in our stores and these are a great choice if you are trying to avoid GMO foods since US and Canadian organic standards prohibit the intentional use of GMOs in products labeled as organic.

In 2009 Whole Foods Market began working with the Non-GMO Project to verify andlabel our 365 Everyday Value and 365 Organic food products. The Project is a collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, farmers, and others in the industry that have developed North America’s first independent third-party Non-GMO Product Verification Program. We have enrolled our entire line of national store brand products in the Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program, and we have actively encouraged many of our branded vendors to enroll their products as well. We have thousands of Non-GMO Project Verified products on our shelves. For a shopping list of Non-GMO Project Verified products carried by your local store, please visit the store’s webpage. Visit and select your local store from the menu.

If you’d like to learn more, please visit these links:

If you have any further questions please use our on-line response form

Best regards,


Rachael Gruver | Global Customer Information Specialist | Whole Foods Market | 550 Bowie Street | Austin, Texas 78703″

We are satisfied that Whole Foods is still a great place to shop.  Laura

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