I was in Whole Foods yesterday and a woman asked the butcher if they had any organic ground beef.
"No," he answered, "but all of our meat is free of hormones and antibiotics and pesticides."
"No, no, no!" I exclaimed, sort of under my breath.
I am amazed at how much incorrect information is offered by food market employees, especially at Whole Foods. In this case, the butcher was two-thirds correct. All meat Whole Foods sells from its butcher counter is free of hormones and antibiotics. But unless the meat is organic, there is a very good chance that the livestock's feed contained grains sprayed with pesticides.
A couple weeks ago, in the store's bulk section, a shopper asked an employee about whole grains. The convoluted, rambling and incorrect answer would have been perfect for a presidential debate, but it didn't do the customer any good. (Click here for an explanation of whole grains.)
Have a nice weekend.