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Michael Pollan Weighs in on Whole Foods Boycott Michael Pollan Weighs in on Whole Foods Boycott

Michael Pollan Weighs in on Whole Foods Boycott

by Andrew Price
September 1, 2009

Michael Pollan, national arbiter of food ethics, has jumped into this debate about whether or not we should boycott Whole Foods stores based on the less progressive views CEO John Mackey holds about health care. The upshot: Shop away! On New Majority Pollan writes:So Mackey is wrong on health care, but Whole Foods is often right about food, and their support for the farmers matters more to me than the political views of their founder. I haven't examined the political views of all the retailers who feed me, but I can imagine having a lot of eating problems if I make them a litmus test.It does seem a little unreasonable to demand that the higher-ups at your grocery store agree with you on every political issue. That said, if you have a better alternative to Whole Foods, like a local food co-op, by all means shop there.
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