It appears that Whole Foods CEO John Mackey is getting quite the response from granola shoppers around the country after his op-ed in the WSJ appeared earlier this week. His article highlighted eight reforms that we should consider before hopping on board with Obamacare. The reforms offer free-market solutions to the health care problem without increasing the national deficit. Many shoppers are outraged that Mackey would voice a conservative message contrary to the typical “Whole Foods shopper” and promise to boycott the market. I imagine Mackey was well aware of the tension and repercussions that would follow his statements but choose to speak anyway. Here again we are offered an example of a public figure stepping out and choosing principle over public favor. While I myself am more of Fresh Market kind-of-girl, tonight’s dinner will be courtesy of Whole Foods.