Whole Foods Founder: ‘The Whole World Is Getting Fat’

John Mackey, who espouses a high-minded version of capitalism, sold his upscale grocery chain to Amazon.

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7 Ways the Pandemic Has Changed How We Shop for Food

Oranges and frozen foods are being snapped up. Shelves have fewer choices. And customers are steering their carts in surprising new directions.

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Whole Foods Punished Workers for Black Lives Matter Masks, Suit Says

Over a dozen workers at Whole Foods stores in four states claim in a class-action lawsuit that the company retaliated against them for wearing the movement’s apparel.

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The Coronavirus and a World Without Meat

If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.

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Reopening Prompts New Agitation Over Workers’ Virus Exposure

As business restrictions are lifted, employees have moved from advocating workplace safeguards to making sure the measures aren’t removed too soon.

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As Supermarkets Feel Hazardous and Sparse, Small Farms Deliver

In Los Angeles, some community-supported agriculture services have seen their membership triple in just a few weeks.

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