Whole Foods Market whistleblower says employees were deliberately trained to lie about GMOs

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by Mike Adams

NaturalNews) A new video from the group calling itself “Organic Spies” is once  again rocking the organic food industry. In the video, a woman who identifies  herself as a former employee of Whole Foods Market (WFM) testifies that she and  other employees were deliberately trained by Whole Foods Market management to  lie to store customers about whether the stores carry foods made with  genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).
According to this female  whistleblower, whose identity is concealed for her protection, Whole Foods  Market employees were deliberately instructed to lie to customers as part of  their employee training. The denial of GMOs being sold in Whole Foods stores was  an integral part of the training of employees, she explains:
When we  first started, we had a “Day One and a Day Two, and they teach us about the core  values of Whole Foods Market, the core values of nothing’s artificial,  everything’s natural… When I first started at Whole Foods, I didn’t know what  a GMO was. I had no idea what it was. They taught us what it was, and how  Whole Foods Market did not carry GMOs.
So if a customer would have  came up to me and said, do you guys have anything with GMOs? Does this product  contain GMOs? [I would have said] absolutely not. Does not contain GMOs. Because  we were taught that we don’t carry anything with GMOs, only natural, nothing  artificial.

Click  here to watch this whistleblower video, exclusively at TV.naturalnews.com,  entitled Organic Spies – Whistleblowers expose Whole Foods Market organic  fraud machine

Whistleblower confirmed as former Whole Foods employee

According to  Organic Spies, Whole Foods Market deliberately taught employees to lie to  customers about GMOs for a five-year period, spanning 2007 – 2011.
The  Organic Spies group claims to have evidence of this from multiple Whole Foods  Market stores in several major cities across the United States.
Organic  Spies further claims that Whole Foods top executives were fully aware that  low-level employees were being deliberately trained to lie to customers about  GMOs. This claim is denied by Whole Foods Market (see below).
As part of  the due diligence conducted by Natural News, I personally saw documents that  appear to confirm this whistleblower was a former employee of Whole Foods. I  also spoke with her by phone and was able to confirm that she speaks with what  appears to be specialized knowledge that would not normally be known by someone  who had not been an actual employee of Whole Foods.
In this Organic Spies video, she goes on to  explain:
I was shocked to find out that Whole Foods did carry products  containing GMOs. I feel like a fool, you know, if a pregnant woman came up to  me, or somebody with serious medical issues asked me that, I would tell them no,  we do not carry anything with GMOs… firmly believing that we didn’t carry  anything with GMOs.
In my training, the ASTL did Day One, Day Two.  They’re like the second person in charge of the store. And on top of them is the  store team leader, who’s in charge of the whole store. I believe that whoever  was teaching the class, the ASTL, also believed that there was no GMOs in the  store, and everybody who worked in the store, I really believe thought that  there was no GMOs. Who’s telling the ASTLs that train us that there are no  GMOs?

As this whistleblower explains, there does seem to be quite a  lot of “corporate indoctrination” taking place with new employees on their “Day  One” (code word for their first day of work). Natural News found this comment  from a person describing themselves as a Whole Foods Market employee on Indeed.com which appears to further support this idea:
From username  “Zerohito” My aversion began on my Day One – this is code for your  first day at work, it’s a day of training, seeing where everything is at,  watching videos of john mackey who reminds me a lot of some kind of seventies  new age amway / est communist guru and various nationwide team members  brainwashing the new team member of the various ways that whole foods market is  superior to the bunch. and then they test you on the ways in which its great and  unique several times throughout the day. and then make you sign it. it was so  weird i actually wanted to walk out. but i didn’t because the money’s pretty  good and the economy is poor…
This indoctrination effort appears to  be very effective. Employees tend to believe what they are told by corporate  training videos. As this Organic Spies whistleblower went on to  explain:
When Organic Spies came out and they had on film team members  saying we don’t carry GMOs, I know they whole-heartedly believed that Whole  Foods didn’t carry GMOs. That’s what we were taught. They didn’t carry  GMOs. So when the Organic Spies came out, I called my friends who used to work  at Whole Foods. I said, did you know that Whole Foods carried GMOs? No! They do?  Yeah! They do!

Organic Spies strikes again

This new video is the second major release  from the group calling itself “Organic Spies,” which made headlines last year by  catching dozens Whole Foods employees on video giving out false and misleading  information about GMOs sold in their stores.
The first Organic Spies video, available  here on TV.naturalnews.com, received hundreds of thousands of views on  YouTube before it was suddenly censored by YouTube, most likely under pressure  from Whole Foods Market. It featured over a dozen Whole Foods employees lying to  customers and stating that Whole Foods did not carry or sell any genetically  modified foods.
As a statement of fact, Whole Foods carries all sorts of  foods containing GMOs, and after this Organic Spies video hit the ‘net, Whole  Foods was forced into a public relations position where they needed to issue a  public denial, claiming they did not intentionally train their employees that  the stores do not carry GMOs.
Whole Foods carries so many different GMOs  that they don’t even know how many GMO products they carry. As stated by a Whole  Foods employee in a public relations video, “Does Whole Foods Market have GMOs  in our stores? Yes, we probably do have lots and lots of products that contain  GMO ingredients in our stores. How many? We don’t know… and neither does any  other grocer in the United States.”
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