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Oct 06

Whole Foods is Whole Pharma – How The “Natural Grocer” Prostitutes Your Dollars To The Drug Mafia

By Liam Scheff for the Robert Scott Bell Show

Whole Foods, the world’s largest “natural grocer,” is aggressively promoting October as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” and employees are being required to wear bright pink aprons emblazoned with the familiar giant pink ribbon. A ribbon which the Susan G. Komen foundation defends rights to with a lawyerly passion.

I asked an employee at a Florida store whether the company was raising money for drug companies, and was told, “No, the company is not donating money to pharma.” The employee was not telling the truth – probably because she was not told by her superiors in the company.

We have discovered through an elementary web search that Whole Foods California was donating money to the Susan G. Komen, pharma-only, research cabal as early as 2007. From “Pink United” (http://www.pinkunited.net/whole_foods.cfm):

“We are offering a variety of Pink United products for sale in our stores. Every vendor is earmarking a product (or set of products) to bear the Pink United logo or text, committing to make a contribution to the breast cancer charity of their choice from the sale of respective products.” [2007, 2008]

What is Pink United? It is called a “non-profit,” a misleading term, as “non-profits” are often immensely profitable for their founders. The CEO of the Susan G. Komen Foundation reportedly takes in $500,000 not including bonuses annually (according to Charity Navigator.org http://www.naturalnews.com/033783_Komen_for_the_Cure_pinkwashing.html).

Pink United “began in 2007, a highly motivated, women owned company committed to raising Breast Cancer awareness in our community.” It targets women and men for “raised awareness” of breast cancer. Nowhere on its site does it offer links to alternative (and far more successful) cancer treatments than those offered by the ‘poison, cut and burn’ till-death-do-you-part methodology that is the standard model of ‘care’ offered by Western medicine.

Whole foods partners with Pink United to raise money. Their webpage states:

“Wholefoods Market has been our vendor and biggest supporter of the program; helping us to reach the masses and grow Pink United to something bigger than we could even imagine. In our first year together we raised $70,000 for The National Breast Cancer Foundation.”

What about all other Whole Foods Markets than the few Southern California stores in question? What about every store in the nation? How much is being raised for truly effective, natural, detoxifying anti-cancer treatments by the nations ‘premiere natural grocery store?’

Where does Pink United’s money go?

Pink United, under its parent company, Zorbitz, inc, lists two breast cancer recipients on their Zorbitz store charity page (http://www.zorbitz.net/details.cfm?page=Charities), in addition to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, listed above in its press release. The first is “Living Beyond Breast Cancer,” whose mission seems to have little to do with prevention or treatment of cancer – only “living with and beyond it.” Their medical advice:

“People of all ethnicities get breast cancer. Women with different lifestyle habits and from different walks of life develop breast cancer. Women with breast cancer can be fit or overweight, vegetarians or meat-eaters, regular exercisers or “couch potatoes.”

But is this true? Population analysis of Asian countries where little dairy (and no rBGH) was ever consumed have shown an absence, or near absence of breast cancer in entire populations. The mechanized, pesticide-, hormone- and antibiotic-injected West have always led the way in cancer cases, of all kinds. As our lifestyle has been exported, so has incidence of cancer spread to foreign shores.

But never mind reality. We’re “racing for the cure,” which means, going on walks, runs and charity-drives to raise money for the very petrochemical/pharmaceutical companies that have brought us the ‘better living through chemistry’ that has caused the rash of cancer, auto-immune disease and hard-to-diagnosis lifestyle illnesses of the first world.

The second recipient of funds listed on the Zorbitz charity page is the queen of them all – or the queen of the damned, depending on your level of research. It is the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” foundation – a pharmaceutical proxy, using the broken hearts and tormented bodies of women who have been abused by a toxic society, and destroyed by a toxic medical system, to curry favor and raise big funds for even more of the same. The same toxins, the same lies, the same poison, cut and burn.

This is only an initial survey into a company which has used its success to betray all of its founder’s intentions. Whole Foods Market. The once gratifying experience of shopping at a natural foods store has been replaced and abused by the infection of a corporate, pharma-happy mindset, more intent on “raising awareness” of nothing, than actually standing for something.

From Florida, this is Liam Scheff reporting.

Summary: Whole Foods has been raising money through Pink United for the “Fight against Breast Cancer,” through various organizations, including Zorbitz, (California). Zorbits is a ‘women owned co-op.’Their charitable donations include:

Living With Breast Cancer,

The Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation.

http://www.zorbitz.net/details.cfm?page=Charities

http://www.lbbc.org/Understanding-Breast-Cancer/Breast-Cancer-Basics/Who-Gets-Breast-Cancer

http://ww5.komen.org/

Dig deeper, and you’ll find more.

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  1. G TYler

    Great Article thank for sharing.

  2. LUTHER G. BROSSA

    AWESOME ARTICLE! I admire those who have the courage to expose the organized crime networks which have become so pervasive within America. This article does an excellent job of exposing the endless corruption of so many enterprises. Though tough on the spirit, such bold exposure may lead to real solutions, to so much human suffering. Thank you!!!

  3. deb

    Though I really appreciate this article, I agree with annica2. It sucks that the norm seems to be, “selling out”.
    Sounds like Whole Foods is really Walmart in a produce disguise and not even all organic produce, for that matter. GMO’s are also sold at Whole Foods. Monsanto=WholeFoods. Unless people are willing to boycott these stores all together and grow their own produce and bake their own breads etc. none of this is looking like it’s going to change anytime soon.

  4. John

    Ahh ok, thanks Robert! You rock!

  5. John

    Haha awesome! Right on! But why does Liam say Susan T. Komen instead of Susan G. Komen? Can he get in trouble for saying the real name?

    1. Robert Scott Bell

      Liam wanted to use the initial “T” for terrible. He will use “G” next time.

  6. annica2

    Every grocery store chain does things like this. Kroger’s donations to the way more fascist American Cancer Society, solicited in store with pink ribbon’s autographed by customers. Campbell’s bpa filled canned goods(sold at Kroger and Safeway) sporting the pink ribbon also contribute massive portions of their profits to the American Cancer Society. Whole Foods small efforts in this one, single solitary instance, while they sell more natural cancer cures than any other store in the nation, is a tiny straw man in the larger picture. So, why Whole Foods? Why not Safeway or Kroger?

    1. Robert Scott Bell

      We expect this sort of thing from Safeway and Kroger, not Whole Foods. Is Whole Foods a victim of not being able to live up to a standard that they themselves marketed into existence?

  7. Alexandra

    Not to mention that the Komen foundation supports Planned Parenthood. And induced abortion increases a woman’s chance of getting breast cancer.

    One way to decrease your chances–iodine.

  8. Yancy

    WOW!!!!, Right on! My sentiment exactly. I’ve never gave to charities, because i know it doesnt go where they say it goes. Thank you for your article. I want to share it with everyone i know.

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