German retailer Aldi is set to remove 8 pesticides from all products on its United States’ stores shelves of January 1st.
- They’re expanding their organic food brands, eliminating some artificial ingredients from products and including more gluten-free items.
- They’ve done away with certified synthetic colors, MSG, and partially hydrogenated oils, from their private-label products – which make up 90% of sales.
- They have scaled up their sales of fresh and organic meat and produce.
- Aldi will also expand the SimplyNature line,which is free of over 125 artificial ingredients, as well as their gluten-free liveGfree brand.
- They have begun to provide more high-end foods like smoked salmon, artisan cheeses, quinoa, and coconut oil.
- Their milk was free of artificial growth hormones. Now their yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, and other dairy products will be as well.
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 systemic pesticides, which are among the newest types of insecticide, used largely in the last two decades to control various pests, especially sap-feeding insects, like aphids on cereals, and root-feeding grubs.