YES!!!! I went to the grand opening of Whole Foods yesterday!
And YES!!!! I looked around at all of the cool stuff they have, all the local items they have, all the the organic veggies and fruits for sale- I even ate an organic meal there!
What I did NOT do however, is go buck ass wild and buy $300 worth of food (Yes, Ben- like I have in the past, before enlightenment) and other stuff there just because Whole Foods marketing and the media tell me they are “healthy”, “all natural” and/or “good for me”!
Let’s take a quick tour, shall we?
This is where I found my meal: the ONE row in the entire salad and hot bar area that offered organic veggies and (one) fruit- pineapple.
This is the flip side. One side of the bar has all organic produce, so the other side that has mixed salads and such should be organic also, right?!?!?! WRONG. There was not one item on this side that was organic, or contained organic ingredients.
And here is the hot bar: Both sides, nothing organic. But there IS lots of high fat, high sodium, most likely genetically modified, nasty ass CRAP!
And then there are the chicken wings and don’t we Southerners love our chicken wings… Corn syrup, natural flavorings (read: MSG). GREAT.
And P-freaking-S people:
WHOLE FOODS MAKES THIS FOOD! IT ISN’T PRE-PACKAGED- IT IS A SIGNATURE ITEM MADE DAILY AND CONSCIOUSLY BY WHOLE FOODS EMPLOYEES, PER WHOLE FOODS INSTRUCTIONS!!!
Moving on to the refrigerated ready-to-go area, we find soy lethicin: below, I’ve provided a little light reading about this disgusting ingredient.
Soy lecithin is a common ingredient in hundreds of processed foods, including cereals, pasta, breads, soy milk and many meats. Lecithin is also available as a health supplement; proponents claim that it can benefit the heart, brain, liver and athletic performance. However, there are potential dangers of soy lecithin that could outweigh the possible benefits.
To solve the problem of disposing of the gummy waste residual generated from the soy oil refining process, German companies patented a process of vacuum drying the sludge to make soybean lecithin. Although lecithin originally had many uses, today soy lecithin is used as an emulsifier in foods and infant formulas and also as a health supplement.
And now is the time for you, my very smart and discerning friends, to try and figure this one out.
Would love to hear what you find out.
Do you think Whole Foods 365 brand using GMO ingredients?