<![CDATA[Cruel Foods - News]]>Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:31:10 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Whole Foods' Dairy Supplier's Corruption & Fraud Exposed]]>Fri, 12 Apr 2024 19:00:21 GMThttp://cruelfoods.com/news/whole-foods-dairy-suppliers-corruption-fraud-exposedA Farm Forward investigation has uncovered ongoing and systematic animal abuse at arguably the nation’s leading Organic, Certified Humane, and “regenerative” dairy, Alexandre Family Farm. Given the many accolades that Alexandre has received, this is one of the most significant cases of humanewashing in the market today and suggests widespread problems throughout the dairy industry. At present, premium dairy producers have failed to provide a real alternative to factory farming. An independent investigation by The Atlantic confirms many of Farm Forward’s findings.]]><![CDATA[Whole Foods Refusing to Disclose Farm Info]]>Wed, 28 Jun 2023 15:54:31 GMThttp://cruelfoods.com/news/whole-foods-refusing-to-disclose-farm-infoWhole Foods is objecting to proceeding with discovery in a consumer lawsuit. It’s not a good sign that the largest natural retailer in the country, which built a reputation on being honest and transparent, won’t share even the most basic information with the public about who supplies their meat or give assurances that they’ve taken steps to ensure their marketing claims are true. Read more from Farm Forward here.]]><![CDATA[A Completely Opaque Supply Chain]]>Sun, 01 Jan 2023 08:00:00 GMThttp://cruelfoods.com/news/a-completely-opaque-supply-chain"Free-range, organic" chicken from Whole Foods is likely processed in the same facility that processes conventional chicken sold at a Kroger, Wal-Mart or another store clear across the country- with similar rates of salmonella and antibiotics. Read more from ProPublica here.]]><![CDATA[Forbes covers Class Action against WFM]]>Thu, 25 Aug 2022 00:55:43 GMThttp://cruelfoods.com/news/forbes-covers-class-action-against-wfmA class action claims some of the meat sold by Whole Foods, the pioneer of natural food, contains antibiotics, even though the 300-store chain tells shoppers it doesn’t.
The allegations stem from meat sold in Whole Foods locations in southern California, which advocacy nonprofit Farm Forward tested for antibiotics and other adulterants. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, aims to reverse the trend of undisclosed use of antibiotics in the no-antibiotics-ever meat industry and to curb the spread of antibiotic resistance, which is driven by overuse of antibiotics in industrial meat production. More Here.]]>
<![CDATA[Farm Forward Sues Whole Foods for Deceiving Consumers]]>Thu, 25 Aug 2022 00:46:22 GMThttp://cruelfoods.com/news/farm-forward-sues-whole-foods-for-deceiving-consumersFarm Forward has joined a consumer class action lawsuit against Whole Foods alleging that the retail giant is deceiving shoppers about beef products in its stores. Read more from Farm Forward here.
“We have hard evidence not only that meat on Whole Foods shelves could be marketed deceptively as antibiotic free, but that the problem extends to the entire industry,” says Andrew deCoriolis, Executive Director of Farm Forward. “Industry insiders know that meat is being marketed deceptively as “antibiotic free.” Rather than thoroughly test to ensure the accuracy of its own antibiotic claims, Whole Foods has profited while deceiving its customers.” 
<![CDATA[Compassionate Living Sues Whole Foods' Supplier Vital Farms]]>Sat, 02 Jul 2022 18:20:31 GMThttp://cruelfoods.com/news/compassionate-living-sues-whole-foods-supplier-vital-farmsCompassionate Living Files Lawsuit Against egg producer Vital Farms for fraudulent advertising. Vital Farms is a nationwide producer of eggs and dairy and their cartons, labeling, website, and marketing are filled with promises of a good life for the animals on their over 250 farms. Click here for more info.
<![CDATA[Animal Abuse Found at a Wayne Farms' Hatchery]]>Thu, 05 May 2022 16:57:58 GMThttp://cruelfoods.com/news/animal-abuse-found-at-a-wayne-farms-hatcheryA disturbing whistleblower report to PETA reveals the horrific suffering of newly hatched chicks at a Wayne Farms hatchery. Some of Wayne Farms’ chicken meat is certified by the Global Animal Partnership (Whole Foods' "Animal Welfare Standards" Company) and sold with the assurance that it is “animal welfare certified." See more from PETA here.]]><![CDATA[More drugs found in “antibiotic-free” meat certified by Global Animal Partnership]]>Fri, 15 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMThttp://cruelfoods.com/news/more-drugs-found-in-antibiotic-free-meat-certified-by-global-animal-partnershipEarlier this month, the Washington Post published an explosive article reporting that beef certified by Global Animal Partnership (GAP), the animal welfare certification used primarily by Whole Foods Market, was found to contain antibiotic residue despite GAP’s and Whole Foods’ claims that their meat is “antibiotic-free.” Read more from Farm Forward here.]]><![CDATA[Farm Forward Finds Drugs in Certified Meat at Whole Foods]]>Mon, 04 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMThttp://cruelfoods.com/news/farm-forward-finds-drugs-in-certified-meat-at-whole-foodsFarm Forward has found a variety of drugs, including an antibiotic, in meat certified as having “no antibiotics, ever” taken from products purchased from Whole Foods store shelves. The drugs, including fenbendazole, clopidol, and monensin, are used widely in conventional animal agriculture. The use of monensin is prohibited within the USDA Organic program and by Global Animal Partnership’s (GAP’s) Animal Welfare Certified™ program, which certifies all meat sold in Whole Foods stores. ​Read more from their investigation here.]]><![CDATA[Whole Foods’ “Better Chicken” Isn’t What You Think]]>Tue, 29 Mar 2022 07:00:00 GMThttp://cruelfoods.com/news/whole-foods-better-chicken-isnt-what-you-thinkWhole Foods Market and GAP’s humanewashing is leading consumers to believe that they can purchase chickens from Whole Foods who do not suffer because they have been genetically modified for fast growth in ways that are known to produce leg deformities, muscle myopathies, and weakened immune systems. The reality is that chickens within GAP’s program will still suffer in these same ways... Read more from Farm Forward here.]]>