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My Morning Routine: John Mackey's Interview with Daybreaker

February 23, 2017

Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey recently sat down with Radha Agrawal, the co-founder of Daybreaker, an early-morning dance movement. The two chatted about entrepreneurship, conscious capitalism, being vegan and more. 

Ready to get your groove on? Head to Daybreaker.com to learn more about their community of millennials and pre-dawn yoga and dance meet-ups in15 cities.

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Debate on Nutritional Science

April 10, 2015

I debated Nina Teicholz at a Junto meeting in New York City. The proposition: "An animal foods/low-carb diet is unhealthy compared with a 90+% plant diet that excludes sugar and refined grain products.” I, of course, spoke in favor of the proposition and Teicholz against. She is author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. You can see the entire debate here.

Download a summary of my slides from the debate.

Download my complete slide deck from the debate. 

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Discussion: Shadow

April 12, 2013

Editor’s Note: Post updated on June 6, 2016.

From Co-CEO John Mackey: 

My involvement with Marc Gafni and former Board of Directors relationship with the Center for Integral Wisdom is conducted strictly in my personal life and does not represent an endorsement or support for either Mr. Gafni or the Center for Integral Wisdom by Whole Foods Market. With that said, I have decided to remove the video interviews I participated in with Mr Gafni, and am doing so to be consistent with the position that this is indeed strictly a personal relationship.

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Discussion: Jealousy

April 11, 2013

Editor’s Note: Post updated on June 6, 2016.

From Co-CEO John Mackey: 

My involvement with Marc Gafni and former Board of Directors relationship with the Center for Integral Wisdom is conducted strictly in my personal life and does not represent an endorsement or support for either Mr. Gafni or the Center for Integral Wisdom by Whole Foods Market. With that said, I have decided to remove the video interviews I participated in with Mr Gafni, and am doing so to be consistent with the position that this is indeed strictly a personal relationship.

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Discussion: Obligation

April 10, 2013

Editor’s Note: Post updated on June 6, 2016.

From Co-CEO John Mackey: 

My involvement with Marc Gafni and former Board of Directors relationship with the Center for Integral Wisdom is conducted strictly in my personal life and does not represent an endorsement or support for either Mr. Gafni or the Center for Integral Wisdom by Whole Foods Market. With that said, I have decided to remove the video interviews I participated in with Mr Gafni, and am doing so to be consistent with the position that this is indeed strictly a personal relationship. 

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