Boycott Whole Foods Market Because They Support Hamas-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that calls for a boycott against Whole Foods Market because they support Hamas, sell Muslim approved food products and have pulled all Israeli and Kosher products from their shelves.
A spokesperson for Whole Foods Market told TruthOrFiction.com that the claims of this rumor are not true.
The company did advertise a promotion targeted for Muslims during the observance of the Ramadan holiday that featured a selection of Halal foods. They also continue to stock and sell Kosher foods and products from Israel for Passover and other holiday observances.
This rumor went viral on the Internet in late August 2011, which sparked an investigation by the Anti Defamation League (ADL). According to an August 4, 2011 statement posted on ADL website, they found no “evidence to claims by some bloggers on the Internet that Whole Foods Market is “anti-Israel.”