Imagine the amazement factor when the narrator on ABC News’ story ‘Whole Foods: How Radical CEO Created Grocery Empire’ announced that vegan, John Mackey, “has no problem selling pork sausage and genetically modified foods.” With the story moving right along it took a second or two for that to register in the brain. What? Fortunately, I was watching the February 7 segment on YouTube and had the luxury of backing up the video to this incredible statement. No, it wasn’t a matter of mistaken mental processing.

Fresh Whole Frankenfood
Fresh and pretty isn’t always pure, but one would not suspect that a place like Whole Foods would peddle abominations of nature to his health conscious clientele. But he does. So much for the idea that everything you can buy at the “Whole Paycheck” store is safer to eat than lower priced versions at all the other stores across the country. Does it matter if things are organically grown when the produce or ingredients are known to be genetically modified?

Fast forward to 2:26 to catch this unbelievable, but real declaration that aired on national TV.

Obviously, the only trustworthy source of what you eat is growing it yourself.

Like that GMO OMG WTF market bag shown at the top of the page? You can get one of your very own from Handmade La Conner’s shop. Pretty cool. Very reasonably priced.

Tammy Clayton

Content crafter and Senior Editor at Garden Culture Magazine
Tammy has been immersed in the world of plants and growing since her first job as an assistant weeder at the tender age of 8. Heavily influenced by a former life as a landscape designer and nursery owner, she swears good looking plants follow her home. (Some feel she's got a perennial obsession, others say the problem is tomato plants.)

If you don't find her at the desk - check the gardens. When not writing and weeding, she enjoys a good book, painting junk furniture, and blending the harvest of heirloom tomatoes and chiles into salsas.