Monday, June 19, 2017 by Ethan Huff
Back in March 2013, Whole Foods Market made a big decision that, even though it was still a long way off at the time, was an answer to overwhelming consumer demand. The company announced that, beginning in 2018, every item sold in its stores would be accurately labeled to indicate the presence of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), a major change that is now just a few months away from becoming a reality. But now that Whole Foods is soon to be acquired by Amazon.com, will this still happen as planned?
Many people are now asking this pertinent question as they consider the potential role that Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon.com, could play in changing the course of Whole Foods. Despite its own set of problems without Bezos, Whole Foods had been moving forward on certain issues at the behest of its customer base, which at the end of the day still calls the shots when it comes to the store’s offerings and agenda. But with Bezos, many fear that Whole Foods will take a serious turn for the worst.
As reported by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, neither Whole Foods nor Amazon seems to care all that much about the integrity of its products. They both play lip service by saying that providing their customers with clean, safe food and personal care products, but independent testing has revealed that products sold at both retailers contain concerning levels of toxins such as heavy metals and pesticides.
Scientific testing conducted by Natural News has found that products sold by both Whole Foods and Amazon aren’t as clean as they appear to be. Protein powders, bulk spices, and various other products have all tested positive for things like lead, cadmium, and mercury, three increasingly ubiquitous neurotoxins that are known to cause damage to the brain and central nervous system. When confronted about this back in 2014, executives at the Whole Foods headquarters in Austin, Texas, reportedly refused to take action.
This was before Whole Foods was purchased by Amazon, by the way. The company has been deceiving its customers in other ways as well, including by adding industrial chemical oils like canola and soy to the food products offered on its hot food and salad bars. Customers think they’re buying clean food made with natural ingredients of the highest quality when in reality they’re buying some of the same things one would normally find at a conventional grocery store.
While it would be premature to make an absolute declaration as to the direction Whole Foods will go under Bezos, the writing already seems to be on the wall. Bezos is an unabashed globalist who is driven by greed and his own special interest agenda. He doesn’t appear to care nearly as much about the integrity of the products his company moves, whether it be consumer electronics or groceries, which doesn’t bode well for the future of Whole Foods.
“The lack of ethics at Whole Foods … makes the company a perfect match for the lack of ethics at Amazon, another greed-driven retailer that also sells contaminated, toxic health products to unwary consumers,” writes Adams about this latest development.
As far as the direction Whole Foods will take under Bezos on the GMO labeling issue Adams believes it a strong possibility that the company will renege on this promise. After all, Bezos maintains powerful alliances with chemical companies and industrial food manufacturers that will likely trump any loyalty some people might hope he has with his customer base. (RELATED: Keep up with the latest news developments on Whole Foods Market by visiting WholeFoods.news)