Monday, March 20, 2006

Hole-in-Your-Pocket Foods

Whole Foods has never been a place I approve of. With more expensive prices, and a whole supermarket dedicated to the "organic" hype, it's just about the antimony of everything I consider good in a grocery store. Also, I've always found something vaguely sinister about it. With all the talk of helping small farmers and conserving energy, I wondered how in the world their business model could actually work. Except, of course, by ripping off gullible people. Today, Slate tells me that maybe my suspicions are well grounded. I still think "organic" really means "bribe to the Department of Agriculture inspector" though.