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3.10.2008





mod*mom "green" giveaway :: 3 premium natural body care gift baskets

whole foods has a new whole body videocast + they want to know what mod*mom readers think of their work, so they're giving away 3 gift baskets of premium natural body care products i have selected for you!!!

avalon organics coQ10 facial cleansing milk 8.5 oz $12
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aubrey natural sun spf 20 face+body unscented sunscreen $8.5

to win a whole foods
market premium body care gift basket, watch the new whole body videocast, then leave them feedback in the "comments" on the videocast post + be sure to put modmom.blogspot.com in the “website” field on the comment form, before midnight april fool's day, april 1

+ please come back + tell me what you thought of the podcast too


illustration: alexander girard

by ~mod*mom~ at 10.3.08 ©

76 Comments:

Spring is here! Love that image and i love Whole Foods podcasts and I'm off to see the video.

By Anonymous Vicki G., at 3/10/2008 2:00 PM  

I love these podcasts! What a great tool to put knowledge into people's hands!

I really hate how the word "natural" has become so bastardized in our vernacular. If something contains .0001% plant materials it can be considered "natural"...even though the rest of it's ingredients are chemicals!

By Anonymous cuzamora, at 3/10/2008 2:29 PM  

Thanks so much for sharing the video. I had no idea that Whole Foods had gone out and set their own standards for products. I did leave a comment on the blog with your address in the website field.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

By Blogger michelle, at 3/10/2008 4:49 PM  

hi pals! thanks for watching the videocasts + entering to win prizes!
whole foods is the best!

By Blogger modmom, at 3/10/2008 7:07 PM  

As I said on their blog, I wish we had a whole foods here in San Luis Obispo!!!!! I like the effort being put out by whole foods!

By Anonymous rani shah, at 3/10/2008 8:38 PM  

still wish we had a whole foods here. it makes me so jealous when I watch these things...

By Blogger Naomi, at 3/10/2008 10:13 PM  

Interesting. I really like consideration that is being given to environmental impact.

By Blogger Mama Zen, at 3/11/2008 5:26 AM  

It's nice to know that someone really cares what natural is and making products that are environmentally safe and work!

By Blogger stampedwithgrace, at 3/11/2008 7:24 AM  

Kudos to whole foods for starting to set standards where none currently exist. I love there is also a person stationed in the beauty section ready to help make informed decision.

By Anonymous tvollowitz@aol.com, at 3/11/2008 9:35 AM  

Hi modmom! I'm so excited about winning your greenworks cleaner set giveaway! Let me figure out how to email you so I can give you my mailing address.

Also, please send your mailing address to bonggamom@yahoo.com so I can mail you the Boca Burger coupons.

Thanks again :)

By Blogger Bonggamom, at 3/11/2008 10:12 AM  

It's so hard to know exactly what's going into everyday products and what each chemical does. It's good to know that some stores are taking action and helping us understand how to make safe choices.
dizzydaisy2000 at hotmail.com

By Blogger the girl, at 3/11/2008 10:15 AM  

the podcast was really great. thanks for sharing. i visited a whole foods when i lived in the northwest and really liked it. i love how they let you know what natural really is and that there are products out there claiming to be natural that really aren't

By Blogger Andy, at 3/11/2008 11:26 AM  

It's great to see that whole foods has a standard to which they are holding themselves when it comes to the term natural.

By Blogger Cassie, at 3/11/2008 3:40 PM  

please enter me in this looks like some thing i would like to win

By Blogger jenny, at 3/11/2008 6:40 PM  

I'm glad that Whole Foods is setting standards for body care. I try to be so careful with what I use on my skin, but it's always hard translate all those big words on the label!

By Blogger Suzy & Ben, at 3/11/2008 8:22 PM  

I had a little trouble watching the videocast from start to finish. It would freeze up occasionally, but I was able to see and hear it all. I have never been to a Whole Foods Market. I sure wish I had one near me! It's nice that they have set high standards for their products.
-RachelV

By Blogger Two Bloggin Moms, at 3/12/2008 1:45 PM  

The video was interesting and I shop at WHole Foods here in town. it is wonderful. thanks for this great giveaway.

By Blogger anne, at 3/12/2008 3:01 PM  

I love these podcasts. We have Whole Foods here but it is great to learn more about their products - the store is overwhelming!

By Blogger Shelly, at 3/12/2008 3:09 PM  

i'm glad you're all enjoying the podcast.
shelly: the videocast is loading up when it's start/stopping.

By Blogger modmom, at 3/12/2008 4:28 PM  

I am new to purchaseing organic and natural products. I have recently began trying to make a change for the better for my family and their health so I feel like I learned alot from the podcast. I didn't realize that so many products that are label natural truely aren't. I will be looking at label alot closer now!

By Blogger lisalmg, at 3/12/2008 8:39 PM  

The pod was very informative. I can't believe foods are in or out? what?

By Blogger Uniquely Yours, at 3/12/2008 9:37 PM  

I recently heard something on NPR about 'natural' products. A company did a test on how many of the supposedly natural products in a regular grocery store are actually natural or organic.
They said only 1 product out of 100 or so was truly natural!
That said, it was good to hear a real definition of the word natural, and help regular shoppers understand what they are buying.
There are so many misconceptions about organic products, and I'm glad people may learn the basics about buying them.

Yay for you bringing this to the attention of the masses!
I'm buying some eye makeup remover tonight from the Whole Foods 2 blks from my house!

By Blogger Love Las Muertas, at 3/13/2008 12:37 PM  

I love the idea of an informed shopper!

My simple comment:

"All Natural by definition might mean choosing nature consciously rather than manmade unconsciously."

By Blogger sam..., at 3/13/2008 9:40 PM  

this answered a lot of questions for me...thanks for Whole Foods for doing the homework. Time to re-stock my bathroom cabinets with little luxuries.

By Blogger KJ, at 3/13/2008 10:52 PM  

The podcast was good and there were some good questions brought up in the comments too.

By Blogger Bebemiqui, at 3/14/2008 8:57 AM  

Interesting. I'd love to be able to shop there :)

By Blogger Wendy, at 3/14/2008 2:04 PM  

I thought the podcasts were great. I have been using only natural products for years. It's amazing to me that it's all the rage now to buy "green" cleaning products, but people are still slathering chemicals and preservatives all over their skin and hair. Love your site!

By Anonymous Joanna, at 3/15/2008 6:16 PM  

thanks for the podcast. I agree, Whole Foods Market is doing a great job of educating consumers and offering us better choices than most markets out there.
Thanks!
Marissa :)
md-sweeps (at) hotmail (d0t) com

By Blogger Marissa, at 3/16/2008 1:32 PM  

i just love whole foods--they really offer many healthy alternatives to a traditional grocery store.

By Blogger deaconfan, at 3/16/2008 4:08 PM  

very interesting! I learned a lot. The podcast is such a great tool to get the information out there.

By Blogger Nicol, at 3/16/2008 8:36 PM  

Wow.. thanks for the info... too neat... also left comment after podcast, and mentioned website... ta ta

By Blogger peekab00, at 3/17/2008 3:31 AM  

Whole foods is amazing, I think its really great your advertising this, and putting it out there for people to know. : ]

By Anonymous Tesla Egan, at 3/17/2008 4:15 AM  

Thank you for making a difference by showing us educational pieces from Whole Foods to live a better way of life.

By Blogger Double Happiness, at 3/17/2008 8:23 AM  

tx for the heads up.

By Blogger Marta, at 3/17/2008 9:29 AM  

I have never been to whole foods - very interesting. they seem to care alot about their products

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

By Blogger bison61, at 3/17/2008 12:41 PM  

One of my new year's resolutions has been to eat more organic foods. This resources taught me alot and have given me several ideas about how I can begin to work towards that goal!

Thanks for posting them!

By Blogger Heather, at 3/18/2008 12:27 PM  

I love whole foods. They are so informative.

By Blogger Antonina, at 3/18/2008 7:46 PM  

Whole Foods is so wonderful! And thanks for the tips on going organic! I look forward to the chance to head to there soon to stock up on some great products!!

By Blogger Mona, at 3/19/2008 10:21 AM  

It was interesting to learn that the term 'natural' is not regulated... I love to browse around at Whole Foods, now I know that those products really are going to be better for my family...

By Blogger FrazzMom, at 3/19/2008 10:55 AM  

I shop at Whole Foods weekly. It's an expense, but I sacrifice on other areas of our family budget so that I can fill our cabinets and refrigerator with products that are healthful and safe for our family. As a new mother, I recently started the campaign in our home to not only be aware of the food we eat, but to be more mindful of ingredients in household cleaners and body care products. It's alarming what is out there. I appreciate Whole Foods' effort to educate consumers. It's campaigns like this that reinforce my decision to shop there and help ease the guilt of spending my "Whole Paycheck."

By Blogger Michele, at 3/19/2008 12:59 PM  

Very helpful info. I'll be checking out this line of products. Appreciate you linking us to this info!

By Blogger cltgrace, at 3/21/2008 2:08 AM  

Great podcasts! I've been slowly buying more and more organic foods and shifting our family budget to allow for more money in the grocery envelope and less money elsewhere. I think it's a sacrifice well worth the effort and these podcasts from Whole Foods really helps confrim this! chavezdaus@yahoo.com

By Anonymous Patricia C., at 3/21/2008 8:47 PM  

I used to think that shopping WF was so "bougeois" or only for the rich, snobby types, but I've become a believer and a supporter! Since becoming a mom, I've slowly moved toward an "all-organic" and "all-natural" lifestyle. I love these podcasts from WF that keep educating me in this new lifestyle and I tell everyone about them!!

By Blogger Jen, at 3/24/2008 8:48 AM  

Such a great podcast! I love shopping at Whole Foods! (The produce section alone could sell ANYONE on the store, it's amazing!)

This podcast taught me alot about "natural" and what it means. Thanks a ton for posting it!

Lilith

By Blogger Lilith Silvermane, at 3/24/2008 10:49 AM  

i forgot to add that i signed up for your rss feed! thanks for the great posts!!

By Blogger Mona, at 3/24/2008 12:55 PM  

PLEASE ENTER COMMENTS AT THE WHOLE FOODS PODCAST POST TOO TO WIN PRIZES :)

By Blogger modmom, at 3/24/2008 2:13 PM  

I just wanted to let you know that I commented over that the WF site - I'm #69 over there. I love the video, as I said on the WF site - great video, very imformative, I really enjoyed watching it. I would even share it with friends that are interested in changing over to safer body products.
I REALLY hope you pick me to win this giveaway - it would be so great!! Thanks so much!

By Blogger Rachel C., at 3/27/2008 5:59 AM  

It was a very informative podcast. It is nice to see what their criteria is for their natural products.

By Blogger beachgrl, at 3/27/2008 3:30 PM  

Thanks for bringing this to us. Hopefully other stores will begin to pick up where Whole Foods has started.

By Anonymous AMY, at 3/28/2008 5:03 AM  

Thanks for posting this up. I like whole foods and would enjoy having one near my home. Unfortunately, the closest is too far to shop.

By Anonymous Wendy, at 3/28/2008 5:54 PM  

sounds fabulous!

By Blogger angela, at 3/30/2008 7:03 AM  

My body needs all the help it can get.

By Blogger SpicyOne, at 3/30/2008 8:47 AM  

Wow, what a great give-away to win, Thanks!
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By Anonymous lanie.s, at 3/30/2008 8:55 AM  

the podcast wasgreat. thanks for sharing & the contest :)

By Blogger Claudia, at 3/30/2008 1:37 PM  

Great podcast by Whole Foods. Going Green is where we should all be. This is not for the foolish on April fool's Day! Us Greeners would like to feel leaner and cleaner. Thanks for the giveaway.

By Blogger RoyalCheryl, at 3/30/2008 3:55 PM  

It was an informative video. I have shopped at Whole Foods but I never thought of shopping there for body care products.

By Blogger tokenabc, at 3/30/2008 6:21 PM  

My son is having their first child so I need all the baby gear and mother to be items, I can win to help them out and make me the greatest grammy....
So Please be kind and help this unemployed granny out..
Thank you for offering such unique and awesome gifts to win...

By Blogger camper223, at 3/30/2008 7:42 PM  

I enjoyed the video. Love learning more about healthier foods.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/30/2008 8:06 PM  

I just watched the wholefoods podcast. I got all fired up about unsafe chemicals in our products and food. Again. But, aside from the blood pressure rising, I'm glad wholefoods stocks good stuff. For sure.

By Blogger betsy, at 3/30/2008 9:00 PM  

Whole Foods has given me yet another reason to shop there!

By Blogger Kanan, at 3/31/2008 9:53 AM  

i'm glad to see a company who actually cares about what they tell their customers and make sure that they're offering the best that they can.

By Blogger Samantha P, at 3/31/2008 6:02 PM  

I love Whole Foods and just simply shopping there makes me happy. Glad to see that they are so concerned about what they are marketing.

By Blogger MamaFeelgood, at 3/31/2008 7:37 PM  

im so glad they offer actuall all natural products, so i don't have to worry if i'm actually getting all natural.

i used my other e-mail address on the video blog:

anniehall4000 at aol dot com

By Blogger Sylvia P, at 3/31/2008 9:17 PM  

Wonderful information! I heart Whole Foods!

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

By Blogger Rockin' Mama, at 3/31/2008 9:28 PM  

Very informative video. Thanks for the headsup.

llm96 at aol dot com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/31/2008 10:40 PM  

It is amazing how many chemicals are deemed by the FDA as natural. I am hopeful that Whole Foods can set the standard.

By Blogger calgirl, at 4/01/2008 6:57 AM  

Nice products. I try to buy similar natural products for my own use and would definitely like winning this.

By Blogger Babalu, at 4/01/2008 7:25 AM  

please enter me :)

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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/01/2008 10:17 AM  

Great products and great contest too, please enter me:) Thank you
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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/01/2008 3:45 PM  

I was told to enter and that ( I'd better'd win..lol)

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Good Luck Everyone...

By OpenID i2uu2i, at 4/01/2008 4:56 PM  

love the podcast!

By Blogger celena, at 4/01/2008 7:23 PM  

Natural should be 100% natural end of story! I shop at Whole Foods for just that reason because I know they stand behind the products they sale and make sure that the items are not mis-labeled! Great podcast.

By Blogger Leslie, at 4/06/2008 3:28 PM  

is it not too late to comment? Its awesome that whole foods has taken responsibility for setting standards!
now I have one more reason to love whole foods!!

By Blogger Mona, at 4/07/2008 10:20 PM  

hope it's not too late to enter...great pod..always wary of labels on consumer products...how is it regulated? Great that whole foods follows through with labeling.
3beez@bellsouth.net

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