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Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

Health & Wellness  (tags: Whole Foods, Pseudoscience, health, research, society, diet, interesting, humans, food, Body-Mind-Spirit, ethics, study )

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Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods. It's all pseudoscience--so why are some kinds of pseudoscience more equal than others?


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Deb E (63)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 10:00 pm
So, in this writers opinion, we can all start eating man made pseudo food and be perfectly healthy. I say, you are what you eat. And when the science that is telling us that the man made pseudo food that uses DNA from bacteria, viruses and fungi, or foods that actually express pesticides, all of which we would never had ever put into our stomachs unless these wonderful scientists had inter-species spliced these genes, is coming from either the ones who made this pseudo food, or is paid by them with grants to do the research for them, why should we believe the science they put out there? It is profit driven. Period. They could care less about putting vitamin A into rice in order to make people healthy. It's a sales gimick. And a way for them to say how humanitarian they are and make people believe they are doing this for the good of mankind. But the vitamin A producing rice is actually producing vitamin A because it has genes from daffodils and a bacteria in it that express vitamin A. Is it a preformed vitamin A or a pro vitamin A? Beta carotene? Since vitamin A is a fat soluable vitamin, it will do people no good unless they have some good fats in their diets to help them to absorb all that vitamin A. The problem is, when you eat any isolate, you cannot totally assimilate it in the way you are supposed to. For instance, you can take all the vitamin E supplements you want, but unless you get enough selenium along with it, it will all go down the toilet. So, his take on pseudo science shows that he has a little more to learn about nutrition before he should write articles that are trying to sway people's opinion.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday February 24, 2014, 4:23 am

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Monday February 24, 2014, 7:19 am
There's religion and there's fads. Sometimes the two merge disturbingly. What both have in common is that they shy away from science.

But don't throw the baby away with the bathwater after reading this article. There is plenty of sound scientific knowledge about wholesome foods. around. Do your research and know how to tell fad/religion/pseudo-food from the real thing.

Birgit W (160)
Monday February 24, 2014, 10:56 am

marie C (163)
Monday February 24, 2014, 1:54 pm

Elizabeth M (65)
Monday February 24, 2014, 3:53 pm
Interesting. Thanks for sharing Carrie.

Muriel S (53)
Monday February 24, 2014, 4:12 pm
Noted. TY for sharing, Carrie.

Colin Hope (201)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:25 am
Science without emotions please!!

Past Member (0)
Monday May 11, 2015, 1:47 am
Excellent article. Whole Fraud is a waste of money.
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