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Dark secrets of the organic-food movement

Slate Magazine recently put together a very interesting analysis on the produce you'll find at Whole Foods and the worldly impact it has. One of the many questions asked is, "Are organic tomatoes from Chile really a commitment to sustainability when you start factoring in fossil fuel and shipping costs?

I think questions like this are great, and the best part about it, no matter what anyone says or thinks, is that their is no clear cut right answer. Looking forward to the types of solutions the discussion creates.

Is Whole Foods Wholesome?
The dark secrets of the organic-food movement.
By Field Maloney

It's hard to find fault with Whole Foods, the haute-crunchy supermarket chain that has made a fortune by transforming grocery shopping into a bright and shiny, progressive experience. Indeed, the road to wild profits and cultural cachet has been surprisingly smooth for the supermarket chain. It gets mostly sympathetic coverage in the local and national media and red-carpet treatment from the communities it enters. But does Whole Foods have an Achilles' heel? And more important, does the organic movement itself, whose coattails Whole Foods has ridden to such success, have dark secrets of its own?

Keep reading at slate.com

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