Pseudoscience Be Damned! Unless It’s Our Pseudoscience

Is Whole Foods America’s temple to pseudoscience?

This author takes an interesting perspective and touches on quite a few of the pervasive, damaging ideas we’ve addressed in the Salon:

From the probiotics aisle to the vaguely ridiculous Organic Integrity outreach effort (more on that later), Whole Foods has all the ingredients necessary to give Richard Dawkins nightmares. And if you want a sense of how weird, and how fraught, the relationship between science, politics, and commerce is in our modern world, then there’s really no better place to go. Because anti-science isn’t just a religious, conservative phenomenon—and the way in which it crosses cultural lines can tell us a lot about why places like the Creation Museum inspire so much rage, while places like Whole Foods don’t.

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