Whole Foods: The Whole Truth
June 25, 2007
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Whole Foods, the fast-growing chain of upscale "healthy" supermarkets, may not be quite as wholesome as they would like you to believe.
It's important to remember, though, that not everything at Whole Foods is automatically healthy and good for the environment.
Money Magazine has highlighted some of the key issues to be aware of when shopping at Whole Foods so you don't end up spending your whole paycheck on not-so-great foods. Among them:
- Whole Foods offers only a limited supply of local produce, meaning the environmental damage it causes in transportation is just as high as most other supermarkets.
- Although Whole Foods doesn't carry products with trans fats or artificial coloring, everything else is fair game.
- The in-store prepared foods do list ingredients, but there's no nutritional information provided.
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