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Whole Foods goes more local

2006-07-26 15:58:36.964691+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

[ related topics: Food Michael Pollan ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-07-27 01:31:09.272368+00 by: petronius

"Industrial Organic".....I love it. The problem is that for the critics the idea of a mass market healthy supermarket is so oxymoronic that they will never measure up. When the Whole Foods guy agrees with Pollan, Pollan accuses him of doing so as a marketing ploy. You can't win for loosing.

The idea of WalMart selling organic food is also a bit strange. Most of the people who care enough to want organic don't like Walmart for a variety of reasons, the tacky poor people shopping there not being the least. And if working class folk begin to eat healthy food, a lot of beautiful people will begin to take up pork rinds to maintain their distance.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-07-27 03:23:28.920532+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think Pollan's doing a pretty good job of backing Whole Foods into a "put-up or shut-up" situation. And his book does a really good job of laying out the "industrial organic" situation.

And I know of two families that have no issues at all with shopping at Wal*Mart, but go out of their way to buy organic.