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Whole Foods Market: CSR & Sustainability News

Whole Foods Market, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of natural and organic food supermarkets. The company offers produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee and tea, nutritional supplements, and vitamins. It also provides specialty products, such as beer, wine, and cheese; body care and educational products, such as books; and floral, pet, and household products.

Whole Foods’ Sale of Rabbit Meat Is a Big Pet Peeve to Some

Whole Foods is now selling rabbit meat at a limited number of stores across the United States, and some New Yorkers are very…

Whole Foods GMO Policy Could Hurt Artisan Food Makers

Whole Foods' GMO policy, and the company’s promise to have its products completely GMO-free by 2018, is having consequences on artisan food makers.

Consumer Demand Could Turn the Tide on Sustainable Fishing

Large chain grocery stores are increasingly the source of consumer seafood purchases. Luckily, a new report from Greenpeace showed some promising progress by…

Food Companies Rally to Protect Bees, While Pesticide Giants Dispute the Evidence

Since bees and other pollinators are needed for more than two-thirds of all crop species, the lives of bees and humans are intricately…

Intel, High-Tech Leaders Rank High On Green Power Partnership Top 100

Proving it's possible to power U.S. industry and commerce with renewable energy, high-tech industry giants rank among the EPA top 10 in U.S.…

Target’s ‘Made to Matter’ Collection Boasts Expansion of Sustainable Products

Target recently unveiled its latest move toward expanding sustainable, organic and natural product offerings. Housed under its “Made to Matter—handpicked by Target” program,…

Would 69% of Americans Turn Down a Job Due to a Company’s Poor Reputation?

New survey found that 69 percent of Americans would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if…

Refreshing Look: Supermarkets Keeping it Climate Cool

This week’s post takes a behind-the-scenes look at exemplary refrigerant management among supermarkets, examining drivers for innovation and highlighting best practices and change.…

EPA Attacks Honeybee Colony Collapse with New Safety Standards

In response to an unprecedented decline in bee populations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released new pesticide labels that forbid the use…

Understanding that Your Company is a Media Company

At 3p, we've long held that all companies would be wise to start thinking of themselves as media companies. Here are some great…

Trader Joe’s Amends Sustainable Seafood Policy, Again

Trader Joe’s most recent update to its sustainable seafood policy has left environmental groups largely skeptical of the grocery chain’s commitment to preserve…

Whole Foods to Grow Produce on Roof of New Brooklyn Store

Whole Foods Market will build a greenhouse farm on the roof of its forthcoming store in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Scheduled to open this fall,…

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey Thinks Climate Change is Not Necessarily Bad

Whole Foods cofounder and CEO John Mackey told Mother Jones in an interview that “climate change is perfectly natural and not necessarily bad,”…

General Mills’ Cheerios Facebook Page Morphs into an Anti-GMO Campaign

Anti-GMO campaigners have hijacked General Mills‘ Cheerios Facebook page and are calling for the cereal giant to ditch genetically modified ingredients.

Burt’s Bees Launches Lip Balm Tube Recycling Program

Burt's Bees has partnered up with Preserve to encourage recycling of the #5 plastics commonly used in consumer goods packaging.