Organic Consumer Association political director arrested Tuesday May 17 at Whole Foods in Chicago over protests regarding the sale of unlabeled GMOs

This just in, forwarded by Michael Schmidt and Max Kane:

Alexis Baden-Mayer, political director of the Organic Consumers Association, and other activists were just arrested in Chicago at the Whole Foods Market in Lincoln Park where they were having a Food Dump to protest the sale of unlabeled GMOs.

Can you call the Lincoln Park Whole Foods, request the release of Alexis and her counterparts and ask that the charges be dropped? The number is 312-587-0648. The OCA and these activists would really appreciate your help!

Thanks!

OCA Staff

PS: After you call, please take action and tell Whole Foods to stop selling GMOs!

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2 responses to “Organic Consumer Association political director arrested Tuesday May 17 at Whole Foods in Chicago over protests regarding the sale of unlabeled GMOs

  1. thebovine

    I’m sure new Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel will have a few choice words to say about this!

  2. We haven’t shopped at Whole Foods for years after we saw what they choose to sell, what they choose to use in some of their 365 brand products, and what they reject to sell.

    It’s pathetic that they state it is impossible for them to keep GMOs out of their stores (I am sure they now that they do have a choice about what they sell) while they are one of the major supporters and ad ‘beneficiaries’ of the ‘non-GMO seal’; the 356 brand is all over this somewhat ridiculous (but still misleading) non-GMO project shopping guide, although the majority of 365 products is neither certified organic nor certified non-GMO (for $) by the non-GMO project.

    It’s also quite strange that the police was at this WFM before the arrests were made. Well, everybody needs to protect their interests.

    Thanks for this blog, may it help open the eyes and minds of unassuming, well-meaning consumers who may want to rethink their buying choices.

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