The Serene Hornets’ Nest

In response to my very vocal concerns about GMO corn syrup in shelf stable nitrite and MSG filled sausage being marketed as a health food, I was told to contact the manager, which I did. Here’s what happened, and hopefully an illustration that we do not need to cower when something egregious creeps into our awareness. We don’t just need to accept that “this is the way it is.” We can speak up, strongly, and when we do, things can and often do shift. If no one had said anything, then this outcome would not have happened. I’ll still be sending a lot of Reiki to this transition, but I do love it when people step up. It’s a time of clear intentions and walking the talk. Your walk may not be my walk … but it’s a time to match your walk with your talk. I appreciate the opportunity for discussion and change.

UPDATE 2: Successful resolution to this issue! Personal phone call from the manager. The product was pulled, because it was only accidentally ordered in the first place by a relatively new buyer. Training will occur, and if the product cannot be returned, it will be labeled as containing corn syrup, GMO’s and nitrites so that people who don’t read labels are not confused into purchasing it as a health food. The manager also invited me to become a participant in meetings between the Board, management and co-op Members, and he’s posting a response and action steps on the bulletin board at the store. He did explain they need to broaden their customer base by including a wider range of foods that people are requesting; however, he reiterated his commitment to clearly labeling foods that are local, but conventional and if they contain particularly unhealthy ingredients.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by manyhahama1955 on August 20, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Nice work, Laura. I knew it would have a productive ending…or new beginning.

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  2. Posted by Cheryl on August 21, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Atta girl!!!

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  3. 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on Reiki Dawn and commented:
    Update from Laura on her previous post. Things can and do change.

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  5. Posted by Nikkoale on August 21, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Yes, nice work!

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  6. Thanks, Nikkoale!

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  7. Yes, I’ve been surprised at how many times things like this have just been a matter of ignorance and when pointed out people will actually do something about it. And you are pleasantly surprised to find that it’s not some grand conspiracy at work it’s just a lack of awareness.

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