Monday, March 15, 2010

Whole Foods Pulls Raw Milk

By Diana Hsieh

On Monday, I received the following alert about Whole Foods pulling raw milk from its stores from the Weston A. Price Foundation:

WHOLE FOODS PULLS RAW MILK FROM SHELVES

Whole Foods has announced that they will be removing all raw milk from their shelves in California, Washington, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. The reason given is that Whole Foods' insurance company has decided it will not cover liability for perceived health issues with raw milk until a satisfactory nationwide safety policy for raw milk has been demonstrated. It is important to stress the fact that this action is not a reaction to any safety problem caused by raw milk.

It is EXTREMELY important to let Whole Foods know how you feel about this decision by emailing them via this form. Then patronize smaller health foods stores and markets that still carry raw milk. Not only has Whole Foods stopped providing Nature's perfect food, they have created a severe financial hardship for the farmers who in good faith have invested in raw milk production for Whole Foods markets. If you phone the dairy that has provided raw milk to Whole Foods, they will be able to provide you with the names of stores that still carry it.
Obviously, Whole Foods has the right to determine what products it sells, and its insurance company has the right to insure some products but not others. However, I hope they reconsider this decision.

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