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Where Are The Walmart Organics? Monsanto In The Making?

TOP NEWS January 18, 2007, 12:00AM EST

http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/jan2007/db20070117_887392.htm?campaign_id=rss_topStories

Are Wal-Mart’s “Organics” Organic?

Wisconsin officials have launched an investigation into the giant retailer’s practices after complaints that it may be misleading consumers

by Pallavi Gogoi

“AN ISOLATED INCIDENT”

Now there are questions about whether “the Wal-Mart price” might come at a cost to organic foods. State officials in Wisconsin have launched an investigation into the retailer’s practices after complaints that Wal-Mart may be misleading consumers. A central question is whether signs on store shelves and banners above the shelves describe foods as “organic,” while the foods nearby do not qualify for the label, under federal guidelines. “We are beginning an investigation that will look into signage and whether it can be considered misleading,” says Jim Rabbitt, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection in Madison.

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CONCLUSION:  I was reading the above and realised it was published in 2007 but I was in Walmart a couple of weeks ago – I cannot be sure but I thought I saw the organics and non-organics pretty much together -if I did not check each item properly, I would have picked up the non-organic cauliflower or something.  I go to Whole Foods, Sunflower, and Trader Joe’s.

My concern is: IF WALMART GETS BIG INTO ORGANICS, WILL THEY BE ANOTHER MONSANTO?  Wonder if Obama will appoint a Walmart Executive to head US Food Safety one day?

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August 25, 2009 - Posted by | Healthy Alert

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