Whole Foods CEO John Mackey penned an op-ed on health care reform in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal in which he pressed, amidst more standard conservative talking points, a “simple” solution.
“Recent scientific and medical evidence shows that a diet consisting of foods that are plant-based, nutrient dense and low-fat will help prevent and often reverse most degenerative diseases that kill us and are expensive to treat.”
As TPM’s Brian Beutler put it: “Translation: Whole Foods is the solution to all of America’s health care woes.”
However, for those of you who are tempted to follow Mackey’s advice (and can afford it!) be warned: not all of the foods found at Whole Foods will actually make you healthy. As Mackey himself admitted last week, “Basically, we used to think it was enough just to sell healthy food, but we know it is not enough. We sell all kinds of candy. We sell a bunch of junk.”