Organic farmers object to Whole Foods new ratings system
They say store is using its credibility to convey that conventionally grown produce is just as good
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 - 5:50 AM
Suppliers to Whole Foods say the Responsibly Grown programme can grant a farmer who does not meet the requirements for federal organic certification the same rating as an organic farmer, or even a higher one.
LIKE a whale and the myriad barnacles clinging to its sides, Whole Foods Market and organic farmers have long had a symbiotic relationship.
The grocer has helped stoke the American appetite for organic products, building stores that are essentially showcases for organic...