March 21st, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
As the FDA gets closer to make its final decision on the approval of a genetically modified salmon—which would be the first bio-engineered animal allowed in the food supply—major U.S. retailers have pledged not to sell the fish, reports the New York Times.
Read More:Approval Likely on GMO Salmon, Major Retailers Pledge to Ban It
October 27th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
With the amount of real estate Whole Foods Market has amassed from its giant natural and organic supermarkets located across the country, you’d think at least one location would turn its rooftop into an organic garden and supply the store below with the freshest, local organic produce.While that hasn’t happened…yet, the chain has announced that it has given a loan to support an urban organic farm project in Illinois.
Read More:Whole Foods Invests in Nation’s First Certified Organic Indoor Aquaponic Farm
October 18th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Take it with a grain of hand-harvested crystallized pink Himalayan sea salt, but Whole Foods Market—the iconic gourmet natural and organic grocery chain—is reporting that more Americans than ever are opting for natural and organic foods.
Read More:Healthy Food Demands Growing in U.S. Shows New Survey
September 18th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
In light of the recent Stanford study that called into question the value of higher-priced organic foods, Whole Foods Market, the leading retail chain with a focus on organic foods, defended the industry in a recent interview with Yahoo’s The Daily Ticker.
Read More:Whole Foods Market Criticizes Stanford Study, Defends Organic Food
April 30th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Whole Foods Market became the first certified organic national retail chain in 2003—and again when procedures changed in 2009—and now, Mile High Organics based in Boulder, Colorado has become the first certified organic online retailer to achieve certified organic status.
Read More:Mile High Organics Becomes Certified Organic Online Retailer
March 31st, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Whole Foods Market, the nation’s leading natural and organic supermarket chain, has announced effective Earth Day (April 22), the retailer will be the first national grocer to no longer offer its customers any seafood carrying a “red rating,” which the Blue Ocean Institute and the Monterey Bay Aquarium use to identify species that are either being overfished or employ methods used in catch that put ecosystems and other marine life at risk.
Read More:Whole Foods Pulls the Line on ‘Overfished’ Seafood Out of All Stores
March 22nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
In an exclusive Mashable.com report on March 21, 2012, Whole Foods Market, the nation’s largest chain of natural and organic supermarkets, announced that its third annual Do Something Reel Film Festival celebrating feature and documentary films focused on food and environmental issues, is taking the event online with streaming digital content that will help fund green filmmaking grants.
Read More:Whole Foods Annual Film Fest Embraces Low-Impact ‘Digital Theaters’
March 10th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
If conversations with your smart phone have begun to underwhelm you, perhaps a talking grocery cart may excite you. Called “Smarter Cart,” early prototypes are being developed with Microsoft’s Kinect sensors for Whole Foods Market.
Read More:Move Over, Siri: Talking Grocery Carts Coming to Whole Foods Market
January 13th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Whole Foods Market, the nation’s leading supermarket chain focused on organic and natural foods, household and personal care items, announced that it will become the first national retailer to carry USDA certified organic NSA (no sulfites added) wines from legendary wine-making regions in Italy and Spain.
Read More:Whole Foods Market to Carry First Sulfite-Free Wines from Italy and Spain
April 23rd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Earth Day may be over, but there’s a lasting celebration for the green movement: Whole Foods Market, the leading natural food chain, announced the launch of its Eco-Scale program.
Read More:Whole Foods Launches Household Product Rating System