Tuesday, February 27, 2007


NEWSFLASH - I watched the webcast (the event was sold out) of John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods and Michael Pollan, author of "Ominvore's Dilema" speaking on "The Past, Present and Future of Food" this evening. If you are interested in food, or the planet, you'll want to catch it in the archives if you didn't see it live. Watch this page for the link to the webcast and audio file. John Mackey made a number of welcomed announcements, but one that tickled my ears was that Whole Foods is going to match Trader Joe's pricing on an item for item basis... so I won't have to go back and forth to search out the best deal! I was impressed with the honesty and vulnerability of John Mackey and his willingness to actually publicly talk through tough issues. And when you watch this, you'll know why I was glad I was eating some tofu I made freshly yesterday in a stir fry while watching rather than anything meat derived...

5 comments:

Homesick Texan said...

When Trader Joe's arrived in NYC last year, I noticed that WF slashed prices on some common products such as fresh mozzarella to meet TJ's prices. But what a welcome announcement! Thanks for the link, I'll have to watch the whole debate.

ric and terry said...

I listened to the webcast last night and John Mackey is such an inspiration. I love the way he ended his Power Point with the words of Michelangelo: Criticize by Creating. John went on to say it is the duty of entrepreneurs to create the products that allow the consumer to have a choice. Then he sets up a fund to allow these entrepreneurs to create these products. This guy gets it …..

Ric

Anna Haight said...

Thanks for your great comments! About the Michaelangelo quote - I loved it too!

Sigrid said...

Thanks for the tip on the lecture. If you read my blog today you will see this has been something of great interest to me. I am anxious to watch the debate today as the snow starts to fall.

Anna Haight said...

Sigrid - Enjoyed your post. Thanks for the cross-link!