CompanyWhole Foods Market
LocationAustin, TX
Market AreaNationwide and International
Web Sitewww.wholefoodsmarket.com
Total Score740
TOTAL (possible score is 1000) 740
4-Bean Rating
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.
Ownership Structure
60publicly trade corporation
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.
Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
60company purchased less than 85% organic products, no GMO's
Companies committed to transparency receive the most points.
Disclosure of Information for Verification
100full and open disclosure
Reflects the integrity of the company’s chosen organic certifying organization.
Organic Certifier
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.
Organic Product Line
60Company markets less than 85% organic products
Companies that manufacture in-house receive the most points.
90Products manufactured by a copacker with full and open disclosure
Companies that purchase directly from farmers receive the most points; companies that buy through brokers selling imports receive the fewest.
Sourcing and Farmer Relationships
80Most soybeans are US-grown, a small percentage of Chinese soybeans were used due to short supply of US-grown
Companies that are committed to preventing GMO contamination receive the most points.
Prevention of GMO Contamination
40Company plans to enroll all soy products in the Non-GMO Project
Companies that do not add flavor or add only certified organic natural flavor receive the most points.
75some flavors certified organic but not all
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.
Soy Lecithin
100none used