Tag: Whole Foods

From NFL To ‘Scandal,’ Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

From NFL To ‘Scandal,’ Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it’s launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.

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Whole Foods Bans Produce Grown With Sludge. But Who Wins?

Whole Foods Bans Produce Grown With Sludge. But Who Wins?

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whole Foods recently decided it would not buy produce from farmers who used treated sewage sludge, also known as biosolids, on their fields. But scientists say this is a mistake — the material is safe and benefits the environment in lots of different ways.

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What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

That difference translates to about $550 a year, according to a new meta-analysis of studies evaluating the retail costs of food, grouped by healthfulness. It’s chump change for middle-class eaters, but a big gap for low-income families. Researchers say that’s a problem that can be solved.

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Grassmilk: New Trend in Dairy has California Ties

Grassmilk: New Trend in Dairy has California Ties

| August 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Savvy grocery shoppers who are comfortable seeking out items like grass-fed beef, biodynamic wine and similar smaller batch items may want to keep a look out for this dairy product, which shows signs of being a new trend.

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McConnell’s Ice Cream: Handcrafted in California

McConnell’s Ice Cream: Handcrafted in California

| July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

A 70-year-old California ice cream company is growing its delectable product line. McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams has new owners as well as a master ice cream maker on staff (a rare feat) and continues to use ingredients like Guittard and Valrhona chocolate, as well as organic cage-free eggs.

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A Tour through the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market

A Tour through the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market

Got food? Stephanie Rosenbaum takes an early-morning trip into the bustle of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market, the city’s biggest business you’ve never seen.

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KQED’s Forum: Whole Foods’ John Mackey

KQED’s Forum: Whole Foods’ John Mackey

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his new book, “Conscious Capitalism,” Whole Foods co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey says that a responsible business can benefit both society and the bottom line. KQED’s Forum talk to Mackey about ethical capitalism and the recent controversy surrounding his comparison of President Obama’s health care reform to fascism.

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Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism And ‘Conscious Capitalism’

Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism And ‘Conscious Capitalism’

| January 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

The outspoken Whole Foods founder tells us why he hates “Obamacare” and why we have trouble cutting the sugar, fat and salt out of our diets. What would you like to tell him? Let us know.

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Occupy Movement Focuses on Urban Farming

Occupy Movement Focuses on Urban Farming

| May 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

In what seems to be the first action of the Occupy movement in the Bay Area this Spring, activists on the Albany and Berkeley border took to their shovels and hoes to claim a piece of agricultural property and build a community farm.

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Oakland March Calls on Trader Joe’s to Support Rights for Farmworkers

Oakland March Calls on Trader Joe’s to Support Rights for Farmworkers

| November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Sunday the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW); participants of the Food Justice conference and Bay Area community allies marched in Oakland for farmworker justice. The destination was Trader Joe’s where the group planned deliver a letter, calling on the company to support human rights for farmworkers, specifically the workers who harvest tomatoes sold in their stores.

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Occupy Oakland General Strike and the Whole Foods Incident

Occupy Oakland General Strike and the Whole Foods Incident

| November 3, 2011 | 22 Comments

I was taking photos to cover the Occupy movement’s General Strike in Oakland for KQED News on 11/2/11. I followed a few smaller contingents to document their marches including the education protest at the University of California and the Anti-Capitalist March. Here is my perspective on the situation that occurred at the Oakland Whole Foods during the Anti-Capitalist March. I have also included a couple of graphic videos by others to reveal some of the activities that took place.

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Whole Foods Parking Lot: Remixed and Revisited

Whole Foods Parking Lot: Remixed and Revisited

| August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

DJDave, the creator of the smash hit Whole Foods Parking Lot, on the unexpected success, remixes, and riffs on his little rap video that went viral.

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It’s Gettin’ Real in the Whole Foods Parking Lot

It’s Gettin’ Real in the Whole Foods Parking Lot

| June 15, 2011 | 18 Comments

Whole Foods Parking Lot, the mock rage-rap that went viral this week, is the work of homeboy DJDave, also known as David Wittman. Find out why he wrote about quinoa, kale, and cayenne pepper in this catchy homage to hip hop that is cracking people up across the country.

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From the Street to the Supermarket

From the Street to the Supermarket

| June 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

The vendors and their loyal customers will have one major concern for sure — that the efforts required to Whole Foods-ify the products will strip away flavor and authenticity. Crafted on a larger scale, sold from case, not cart, might some of the City’s better-known traveling eateries end up, in Whole Foods’ hands, becoming the edible equivalent of elevator music — familiar, well-loved melodies with their songs’ souls sucked out?

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