Thursday, August 13, 2009

John Mackey - Master Greenwasher

Whole Foods Market is a grocery chain that caters to customers who want natural and organic foods. Usually this customers are concerned very much about people and the environment. These people are people who would never set foot in a Wal-Mart, simply because they disagree with the whole premise behind the chain. Whole Foods has always been portrayed as being particularly progressive and environmentally friendly. It is quite shocking that the CEO and Co-Founder of this enterprise, John Mackey, could be classified as a right wing extremist.

Recently, Mr. Mackey came out publicly against any public option in the health care debate, and is actively working to legally restrict any type of union organization. He is also actively working to eliminate any government mandate for an employer to provide benefits to their workers. No public option, no employer mandate -- no effective health reform. No unions to bargain benefits. That's Whole Foods' position. Now that he is out in the open, let's hope enough people hear about this and boycott his chain enough for it to affect his business. Don't pee on my leg and tell me it is raining.

Whole Foods - Not a very Whole company. We need to get the word out about this Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. This is the very thing that is destroying and gentrifying our world.

Here is a link to their web forums (though they seem to have taken it down, probably because of Mr. Mackey and bad PR).

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