Today's Whole Foods Special: Pears, False Advertising
There were organic Bosc pears advertised as "grown in Argentina," and Seckel pears that another sign informed us were grown in New Zealand. And then there were yet more Bosc pears stacked under a sign that read both "organic" and "grown in Washington."
How nice, we thought, to see that Whole Foods actually had some pears that weren't hauled across the planet. True, they were hauled across the country, but at least they were organic, and we figured that would go some way toward averting our descent to locavore hell. So we picked one up. And then we saw this:
We've come to expect misleading and contradictory messages at Whole Foods' seafood counter, and have long taken for granted the company's greenwashing practices, but this is so egregious that it's almost more embarrassing than enraging. Come on, guys, get your story straight. Or at least pull your pants back up.
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