Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Wal*Mart vs. Whole Foods

Here's something you don't see every day and truthfully it's a little difficult to accept.

As a relatively quiet advocate for local farmers and proponent of organic foods I find Whole Foods Market a bit like the proverbial candy store. Further, growing up in a small town with my dad always saying "we need to support local business" I've detested Wal*Mart from the beginning. That's what makes this so difficult to wrap my brain around. Whole Foods may not be telling the whole truth. In fact, they may be deliberately misleading us to make a ginormous profit off of "organic" and "local" produce, which really comes from Mexico, California and Chile.

Meanwhile, Wal*Mart seems to be jumping on the organic band wagon, which may make this style of eating and living more affordable. Does that make Wal*Mart more virtuous? Read more about it on (For some reason blogger is rejecting all of my links lately. My apologies for the inconvenience.)


Martha said...

Very interesting! If only Winco would jump on the wagon. I can more easily support Winco than Wal-Mart. See you this evening!

CBD Simplist said...

It's choosing between the lesser of 2 evils in this case, and in my mind there is no doubt Wal*Mart is the evil. Whole Foods may be on its way to becoming a behemoth, but they still fight the good fight. They inspire and educate the public to take care of their bodies and the planet. Hopefully the recent press about WF's non-local produce will cause them to be more conscious about it.