Whole Foods Boycott Gains Momentum



The boycott of Whole Foods, launched after the grocery chain's founder came out against health-care reform, is gaining steam. As of this posting, nearly 18,000 people had signed up on the boycott page at Facebook, just one week after it started. To date, most liberal consumers had been unaware of the political beliefs and practices of Whole Foods founder John Mackey, and have shopped at his stores because of the organic and natural products they sell. But the buzz surrounding Mackey's piece last week in the Wall Street Journal apparently is opening a lot of eyes.