Aldi to Go Full Organic, Bans Pesticides and Rivals Whole Foods as Healthiest Grocery Store

The German retailer Aldi has turned to procuring health-focused supermarkets. Therefore, it decided to remove 8 pesticides from all the products in the US stores. This should happen on January 1st.

This widespread food chain is focusing towards organic and healthy foods which are not going to be extremely expensive, and because of that many health-conscious people like to shop there.

Here is a list of the pesticides Aldi intends to remove:

  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Clothianidin
  • Cypermethrin
  • Deltamethrin
  • Fipronil
  • Imidacloprid
  • Sulfoxaflor
  • Thiamethoxam

This will even improve the good reputation Aldi has as one of the largest food chains. Aldi’s attitude towards chemicals and pesticides will only increase their popularity. Yet, they will not stop at this, they intend to go further and improve their quality.

  • They are expanding the display of organic food brands by offering gluten-free items and discarding artificial content of the products;
  • Aldi offers more fresh and organic meat and produce, such as “Never Any!”,a brand of meat which does not contain hormones, antibiotics, animal by-products and other harmful additives;
  • Aldi sells private-label products which are approximately 90% of all products, and all of them do not contain any certified synthetic colors, partially hydrogenated oils, and MSG;
  • Aldi’s milk is free of artificial growth hormones, and that same thing applies for their sour cream, yoghurt, cottage cheese, and other available dairy;
  • Aldi’s supermarkets offer more high-end foods such as smoked salmon, artisan cheese, quinoa, and coconut oil;
  • Aldi has decided to spread the SimplyNature line that has depleted over 125 artificial ingredients, and their liveGfree brand products that are gluten free;

Up to now there are around 1,500 Aldi supermarkets in the USA, and they intend to open 500 more by 2018. Because of that, Aldi is going to take the position of a dominant leader in health supermarkets.

Here what Business Insider states regarding this matter:

“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.”

One of the artificial ingredients contained in food are neonics which are some sort of systemic pesticides. They were so widely used in the last two decades by farmers in order to control pests; also this insecticide was used against sap-feeding insects such as aphids on cereals, and root-feeding grubs.