Has Whole Foods done irreparable damage to its organic and overpriced image? Since the CEO, John Mackey, wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal presenting alternatives to President Obama's health-care plan, numerous liberal customers have felt betrayed, and some are even calling for a boycott. One member of a Boycott Whole Foods Facebook group wrote, "The 30 risotto cakes that I purchased ... were scrumptious. But today they are giving me indigestion of the soul as I realize that my money may have funded the demise of the public option." Many once-dedicated Whole Foods customers are appalled at the perceived disconnect between being an organic, health-conscious, ethical grocery store while also being opposed to health-care reform. "A lot of people are sad to look at this corporation and see that it is just like any other, if not worse," one angry customer told the Washington Post.
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