Midmorning: Organic food biz and pain
Posted at 8:06 AM on August 21, 2007 by Bill Wareham (1 Comments)
Organic food has become big business, and nothing exemplifies that more than the Federal Trade Commission's anti-trust suit against Whole Foods. At 9 a.m., Midmorning looks at the controversy surrounding Whole Foods and it's CEO, John Mackey. Kerri Miller's guests are Phil Lempert, founder of Supermarketguru.com and food trends editor for the Today Show; Stephen Calkins, professor of law and director of graduate studies at Wayne State University. He served as general counsel for the Federal Trade Commission from 1995-1997; and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean for executive programs at the Yale School of Management, and founder of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute.
At 10 a.m., Kerri looks at how scientists are responding to America's pain crisis with new ideas for therapy and management, particularly for soldiers on the battlefield and for those returning from Iraq. Her guests are Edward Covington, head of the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program at the Cleveland Clinic; and Dr. Rollin Gallagher, director of pain management, Philadelphia VA Medical Center.
What a bizarre conversation! The entire notion of Whole Foods is absurd - a 6pack of tomato plants costs $2 in May, and most seed packets are less that $1 each. The store is a farce of natural, affordable food. If you're really concerned about your health, dig up your backyard, plant a garden, and raise a few chickens in your garage for eggs.
Posted by tom | August 21, 2007 9:18 AM