The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare, Wall Street Journal, August 12
It left the folks at Whole Foods Market Headquarters scurrying:
Whole Foods Damage Control Begins (Now with Annotated Version), Daily Kos, August 14
By placing the onus for health squarely upon the individual, Mr. Mackey has shown he is either ignorant of, or rejects, the public health (PH) perspective. The UK Government Office for Science describes the PH perspective:
"Although personal responsibility plays a crucial part in weight gain, human biology is being overwhelmed by the effects of today’s ‘obesogenic’ environment. ... Some members of the population, including the most disadvantaged, are especially vulnerable to the conditions."Lots of other take-aways from his article, many embarrassing for the company. The most positive fall-out has probably been the publicity it's generated.
"The evidence is very clear that policies aimed solely at individuals will be inadequate and that simply increasing the number or type of small scale interventions will not be sufficient to reverse this trend."
- Tackling Obesities: Future Choices