Wow, this is an old topic! Why haven't I posted anything about it yet? The answer is in my letter:
Dear Whole Foods:
Hey, a bunch of people have been writing about how they want you to change your policy on vegan and/or paleo diets. Initially I didn't want to say anything because I rarely shop at your store.
But, wait a minute! I used to. What happened? When I moved to California, the first thing I did is find a natural foods store, and my very first grocery trip was to Mrs. Gooch's. But then we moved, and a Mrs. Gooch's/Whole Foods wasn't nearby and we quit going as much.
Then I switched from a vegetarian diet to Paleo. The last time I went into a WF was to check out some new Paleo books and grab a package of meat for a road trip. I was surprised that they had a greatly-reduced book section (no Paleo books here, ma'am), but even more surprised by the wall of vegan books and propaganda that accosted me at the store entry.
All those years as a vegetarian, and I never felt uncomfortable walking into a store, a barbeque, or a meaty eatery. And now this?
Gee, I just switched from eating 99-cent black beans to eating 10-dollar-a-pound grass-fed meat that I don't buy at your store because your propaganda creeps me out. This seems like a weird business decision on your part.
P.S. I started driving all that way to WF to get my favorite tea after the local natural foods donated a bunch of $$$$$$ against the NOH8 campaign. Please don't make me go back. Then again, there is mail-order.