Example: [Collected via e-mail, August 2011]
TAKE YOUR BUSINESS ELSEWHERE.
They issue great-sounding PR statements saying one thing; a quick look at their actions proves the reverse.
Whole Foods may be hallal for the Arab-muslims who wish to kill Jews, but it is strictly TRAIF for all Jews who wish to survive.
(I know from experience that Trader Joe, which carries similar products, rejected attempts by Arab boycotters to remove Israeli products from their shelves; their prices are also MUCH better!) AVOID WHOLE FOODS AT ALL COSTS! Is this true?
Origins: The Anti-Defamation League (an international organization that "fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all") investigated this rumor and noted in a
In particular, some have specifically criticized a Whole Foods seasonal promotion around halal foods that meet the company's high quality standards. Such criticism is misguided, inappropriate and contrary to American values. We live in a multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith society.
Just as Whole Foods provides prepared food, recipes, and specialty items (including products imported from Israel) to Jewish customers for Passover and other holiday observances, it is entirely fitting for them to do the same for customers marking Muslim, Hindu and other religious festivals.
New York, NY, August 26, 2011 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed assurances from Whole Foods Market that the company does not engage in boycotts of products from Israel or any other country.
"Whole Foods Market has made it unequivocally clear that it has not and will not engage in boycotts against the state of Israel," said
The League reached out to Whole Foods in response to a rumor circulating on the Internet suggesting that Whole Foods was engaged in a boycott of the Jewish State and had refused to stock products originating from Israel.
That rumor, perpetuated by online bloggers, turned out to be an urban legend.
While product availability varies greatly among its stores, which are decentralized into
In a letter to ADL, Jim Speirs, Global Vice President of Procurement for Whole Foods Market, wrote that, "The rumor that Whole Foods Market has boycotted products from Israel is absolutely not true. We have never boycotted products from Israel or from any other country for that matter. Whole Foods Market is discerning when it comes to quality and taste, not country of origin. We are proud to carry great-tasting products that meet our high quality standards from countries around the world, including Israel."
"We will certainly continue to source products from Israel, so we thank you for helping us to clear up this false rumor," he added.