Thursday, August 21, 2008
I just found out today when we visited our local Trader Joe's store that any of their private label food is guaranteed non-genetically modified. This from the Trader Joe's website, "Action Issues"-
Our customers can be assured that all products in Trader Joe's private label are sourced from non-genetically modified ingredients. Our efforts began in 2001, when we determined that, given a choice, our customers would prefer to eat foods and beverages made without the use of genetically engineered ingredients. Our process has been to identify any product containing ingredients that could potentially be derived from genetically engineered crops and work with our suppliers to replace offending ingredients with acceptable alternatives.
This is great news for our family! It means we can save even more money. We have had to be very choosy about what we buy organic because of the rising costs of food and living in general. Eddie and I put our heads together and decided that the things we would not budge on were buying GMO-free foods and certain fruits and vegetables that are considered part of the "dirty dozen" when it comes to pesticide use. We were buying organic in the foods that are most likely to be GMO (yellow corn, canola, soy, and cotton) but now we can shop at Trader Joe's (which is less expensive anyway!) and buy anything in their private label worry free! Thank you so much Trader Joe's!