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  •  I throw my hands up. (0+ / 0-)

    Doing the wrong thing is wrong.
    Trying to do the right thing is wrong.

    I love quinoa.
    I'm going to eat it.
    I'll try to buy US quinoa, but if I can't, i'm going to keep buying it.
    I love whole foods and the fact that they carry so many healthy options.
    The only store where a vegan can shop like a meat eater with choices in every aisle that no one else will provide.
    (we are not vegan, but love the food).
    And yes, their CEO can't stand obamacare and I love it.
    And i'm still going to shop there as I always have been.
    My boycott list is huge. I'm not adding this store to it.

    We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

    by Christin on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 02:27:19 PM PST

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    •  I guess some of us (3+ / 0-)
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      are lucky to have many choices along those lines. We have two regional grocery chains that compete with whole foods and do a much better job. We also have an abundance of food co ops on of which I manage.

      Not every one is so lucky. Whole foods is a much better choice for vegitarian food than say Walmart..............I wouldn't trust them not to sneak some mystery meat in.

      It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is not what he has -Henry Ward Beecher

      by PSWaterspirit on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 02:33:14 PM PST

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      •  i get so frustrated shopping at the regional (1+ / 0-)
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        regular chains that I just gave up.
        i can barely find safe to eat products and spend hours reading labels.
        so i do TJ's and WF's- and the CEO's of both would have to  do something much worse than have opinions for me to leave them.
        WF's take out counter is 1/2 veg with a lot of vegan - and by veg i mean true veg. I love them for this.

        you are so lucky  - if i could find something like you have i'd be there in a heartbeat.

        We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

        by Christin on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 04:34:00 PM PST

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        •  I'm a lucky one too- (1+ / 0-)
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          The local coop is great. They do a very good job sourcing stuff, so it's easy to find Fair Trade, non-gmo, grass-fed, organic, etc. And they get as much as they can locally/regionally.

          Personally, I try to adhere to a whole food (not the store) diet, and very very rarely buy produce shipped in from another hemisphere (e.g. fresh asparagus for me only when in season locally).

          But not everyone even has those choices, unfortunately. And if TJ or WF was my only option, I'd shop there rather than the conventional supermarket, which sucks.

          •  i forgot... (3+ / 0-)
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            we have a wegmans near us. they are getting so much better for us, so we go there too.
              we don't go anywhere else.
            i need co-ops.

            We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

            by Christin on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 04:55:28 PM PST

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            •  I've heard good things about Wegman's but I'm not (1+ / 0-)
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              familiar with them.

              If there is a good coop in a not-too-distant city that you visit occasionally, consider making a bi-monthly shopping trip there. Maybe for staples, or a special occasion, or something you really want but can't get in your Wegman's. Some of our coop shoppers who are from out of town do that.

    •  Since I live in Berkeley, MY local store (0+ / 0-)

      can be as nice as Whole Foods.

      When I lived in Riverside, my local store was a third-rate supermarket.

      When I lived in Oakland, my first local store was a pretty decent independent market, given that it was a transitional neighborhood.

      Its replacement was a liquor store with a few bananas.

      Most of America, local stores aren't like Whole Foods. Heck, I once read a food writer joke that there were parts of America where opening McDonalds improved the restaurant choices.

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