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article imageOp-Ed: YouTube censors video exposing Whole Foods on GMOs (video)

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By Anne Sewell
Oct 3, 2012 in Food
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Los Angeles - A group calling itself "Organic Spies" released a video two days ago, revealing "GMO lies" at so-called, totally local and organic Whole Foods stores. YouTube swiftly banned the video.
Natural News keeps up with the news on health, food and GMOs in general, and have today reported on an important story about Whole Foods, a US-based business, allegedly selling good, healthy, non-GMO food.
Most people think of Whole Foods as a place to buy healthy, organic food, with no pesticides, no herbicides, locally grown and safe to eat. This is the image projected by the business, but is it the true story?
A group called "Organic Spies" released a video a couple of days ago which exposes the "GMO lies" at Whole Foods, taken over a period of 3 months in Los Angeles. The video contains "interviews" with several members of Whole Foods' staff, with hidden cameras - some are honest, others lie, when asked if Whole Foods has GMO products on sale.
Shortly after this, YouTube banned the video. The following message was received from YouTube about the banning:
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However, Natural News has uploaded the video to their web site and it can now be viewed in full above.
It turns out that Whole Foods is selling a lot of Monsanto's genetically modified corn, and other products which are GMO or contain GMO elements. However, it seems the retailer is training its staff to blatantly lie to customers, claiming that their stores do not sell GMOs at all.
The video refers to the old "bait-and-switch", where Whole Foods encourages customers to visit their stores with the promise of locally grown, organic and non-GMO products. However, unbeknownst to the customers, they are then leaving with GMOs in their shopping bags.
The video also refers to Proposition 37, a bill set for voting in California this November, which would make it compulsory for GMO products, or products containing GMOs, to be labeled to that effect. Apparently Whole Foods has not donated in support of this proposition, even though they allegedly support the idea. In fact, Natural News state that they are surprised that Whole Foods hasn't donated to the "No to 37" campaign, along with Big Pesticide and other companies like Nestle, Bayer, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, etc.
Watch the video yourself and join Organic Spies on Facebook for more information.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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