Friday, August 14, 2009

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey Should Stick To Selling Organic Foods And Shut The Hell Up About Health Care Reform!

Apparently Whole Foods CEO John Mackey thinks the American people don't need health care reform at all. In his pea-sized brain, all folks needs to do is shop at his stores and buy healthy food. Now that would be a tough thing to do in the state where I currently live.

In Indiana, there are two Whole Foods locations, both located in the most exclusive, wealthiest, and whitiest areas of the state. Now until Mr. Mackey puts a Whole Foods in the hood or in a multi-racial middle class neighborhood, I think he should shut the hell up!


Naima August 14, 2009 at 2:28 PM  

Mr. Mackey needs to lower is prices. I have a Whole Foods in my area but the fruits and veggies are almost never on sale. Whole Foods doesn't even have a sale circular like most grocery stores.

rmg August 14, 2009 at 6:54 PM  

Do you have another link? The one in your posting doesn't work. Thanks

Blooming Orchid August 15, 2009 at 12:21 PM  

Love Whole Foods but can seldom afford to darken it's door step. I go on for the free cheese samples on display and fill up on those!!

One of our fellow bloggers has taken to calling Whole Foods "Whole Payecks." I tend to agree.

Love your blog, BTW.

rmg August 16, 2009 at 3:37 PM  

I do shop at Whole Foods, but only when they offer specials. Regarding locations in multi-racial/middle class locations, there is one located in Cleveland, on the northeast side.

BLKSeaGoat August 17, 2009 at 7:12 AM  

John-Boy obviously hasn't read the lastest group of studies that suggest no differential health benefits are apparent when comparing organic vs. conventionally grown produce.

However, WF has marketed itself as a luxury brand and a lifestyle store. Trader Joe's does a much better marketing of its healthy alternatives and because of its lower prices, is a realistic option for people who have limited income. The quality is just as good as WF and you don't spend an arm and a leg.

However, I won't be shopping there anymore because John-Boy has launched an offensive that he stand to benefit from financially.

ch555x August 18, 2009 at 9:27 AM  

No Whole Foods in my area. Preventive care should have came out in his comment more so than free advertisement for his stores.

Something like that... August 19, 2009 at 10:59 PM  

In San Diego, we refer to Whole Foods as "Whole Paycheck". Now, we have another reason not to shop there.

Lola Gets August 21, 2009 at 12:34 AM  

I read what the CEO of WF said in the article, and he made some really good points. For example, he supported tort reform that could assist patients who have been mistreated by medical professionals, thus resulting in fewer lawsuits, and possibly leading to lower insurance rates for doctors which could lead to lower prices/fees for medical care as a whole. Im totally for that!

Im sorry to say that some of this backlash is somewhat knee-jerk-ish.


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