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Wholefoods Market Organic China connection

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's All About Organics page and our Safe Guard Organic Standards page . Whole Foods, the self proclaimed 'worlds largest retailer of natural and organic foods' is outsourcing production for many of its products from China, of all places. The problems with this are that in China there is little to no oversight to ensure that 'organic' products meet USDA standards for food that qualifies as organic. In addition to this, no US agencies are allowed to monitor the legitimacy of these claims within the People's Republic of China, thus we have to take them at their word. In a country where up to ten percent of the groundwater is contaminated by arsenic, zinc, cadmium and lead, one has to wonder about the quality of vegetables grown in China. According to a report by ABC 7 Iteam, Whole Foods is selling products labeled as '...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25435.cfm

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