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Boycotting the sell of organic food...What?

August 15, 2009

Calls to boycott Whole Foods Market are growing louder and more sophisticated following a Wall Street Journal opinion article by the company's chief executive, John Mackey, in which he criticized President Obama's health care plan and offered his own alternative.

Mackey's article first prompted individuals to threaten taking their business elsewhere. But now the Progressive Review, an online alternative publication, is calling for a formal boycott, and campaigns are popping up all over, including on Facebook, a popular online social networking site.

Protesters are hoping a boycott will cut into the success of Whole Foods, the 10th largest food and drug store in the U.S., which reported sales of $1.8 billion for the last quarter, a 2 percent increase from the previous quarter.


Asked by Anonymous at 9:09 AM on Aug. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (2)
  • I just love how liberals get to scream and holler about the "injustices" and insist they have the right to spend their money wherever and however they please, when it comes to their food choices, but when it comes to a hot topic issue such as health care we are told to "shut up" and support it lest we be labeled racists, selfish, lacking compassion, an angry mob, an astroturfer, or a hypocrit!!!

    Free speech and boycotts are apparently an excusable liberal privilege!!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:32 AM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Yes, that's exactly what this article is saying.... "Let's boycott organic food".

    I'm not going to boycott Whole Foods, but I still roll my eyes at the OP.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Aug. 19, 2009