German retailer Aldi decided to go with the good guys and promised to remove 8 pesticides from all the products in the US stores. Wonders will happen on January 1st.
This food chain is trying to build up a name as a health-focused supermarket. Low prices and healthy foods are the reason health-conscious people like to shop here.
Aldi is removing the following pesticides:
- They spread their network of organic food brands by offering gluten-free items and removing artificial stuff from the products;
- Aldi’s private-label products (about 90% of all products) are free from certified synthetic colors, partially hydrogenated oils, and MSG;
- Aldi sells more fresh and organic meat and produce; This includes the “Never Any!” brand of meat that is free from antibiotics, hormones, animal by-products and other nasty additives;
- The food chain have decided to expand the SimplyNature line, which has “lost” over 125 artificial ingredients, and their liveGfree brand products that do not contain gluten;
- Aldi milk does not contain artificial growth hormones, and so do their yoghurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, and other dairy;
- Aldi sells more high-end foods like artisan cheese, smoked salmon, quinoa, and coconut oil;
According to Business Insider:
“The grocery chain is expanding organic-food brands, removing some artificial ingredients from its products, and adding more gluten-free items in hopes of attracting more health-conscious shoppers.”
Neonics are sort of systemic pesticides. These were largely used in the last 20 years, and farmers use this type of insecticide to control pests, including sap-feeding insects like aphids on cereals, and root-feeding grubs.
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