By HoneyColony Staff
Did Whole Foods tell employees to lie about the countless number of genetically modified products on its shelves? A group called “Organic Spies” first released an undercover video that appears to show Whole Foods employees doing just that. Now, the same group has released an interview (via Natural News) with a woman who claims the company actually trained her to say that absolutely nothing in the store is genetically engineered:
“When we first started, we had a “Day One and a Day Two, and they teach us about the core values of Whole Foods Market, the core values of nothing’s artificial, everything’s natural… When I first started at Whole Foods, I didn’t know what a GMO was. I had no idea what it was. They taught us what it was, and how Whole Foods Market did not carry GMOs.
So if a customer would have came up to me and said, do you guys have anything with GMOs? Does this product contain GMOs? [I would have said] absolutely not. Does not contain GMOs. Because we were taught that we don’t carry anything with GMOs, only natural, nothing artificial.”
According to “Organic Spies,” Whole Foods employees were trained to respond this way from 2007 through 2011. On its website, Whole Foods now states it does sell genetically engineered food, and admits it has no idea how many of its products actually contain GMOs.