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

The planet is constantly being attacked with fumes and all sorts of synthetic pesticides, GMOs, petroleum-based fertilizers, and sewage sludge-based fertilizers. The soil, air, and water are being polluted with their residues and without even knowing it we consume them entering into our body.

As if this is not enough the meat that we consume from the livestock and their by-products are contaminated with antibiotics and growth hormones that are given for keeping healthy animals.

The environment is polluted so it is the food we eat which can seriously affect our overall health and well-being. People have become aware of this fact and because of that they have turned towards organic nutrition.

According to conducted poll of the organic produce company Earthbound Farm almost half of the Americans purchase organic food, and one in five millennials state that they consume only organic food. Hence, supermarkets that promote healthy and organic food are highly welcomed. One of those supermarkets is the German retailer Aldi that has initiated such movement in the last several years.

Aldi has started from January 1st, 2017, to eliminate the following 8 pesticides from all products that are being sold in USA. Those are: Chlorpyrifos, Imidacloprid, Deltamethrin, Sulfoxaflor, Thiamethoxam, Fipronil, Clothianidin, and Cypermethrin. This choice has been highly welcomed by all food-conscious shoppers.

Aldi is also focusing on the quality of the food by removing artificial ingredients from products, and including more gluten-free items and organic food brands.

Aldi’s Products Offers Healthy Food Products

  • Dairy products, including yoghurt, cottage cheese, and sour cream are free of artificial growth hormones

  • Aldi’s private-label products are free of MSG, certified synthetic colors, and partially hydrogenated oils

  • Healthy foods like coconut oil, quinoa, artisan cheeses, and smoked salmon are always present on their shelves

  • Never Any!” brand of meats and animal by-products are void of hormones, additives, and antibiotics

  • The SimplyNature line and the gluten-free liveGfree brand has been expanded

  • Meal kits and alternative kinds of milk, such as soy and almond are present on their shelves

In terms of organization in the supermarkets, Aldi are with brighter lights, larger aisles, less-cluttered shelves, and larger refrigeration space. This supermarket is solely focused on health and it is inspiration for other health supermarkets.

According to John Karolefski, a grocery store analyst and editor of Grocery Stories:

Aldi has a lot of good quality, good-tasting products at good prices. It’s one of the reasons they’ve been so successful in the U.S.”

Phil Lempert, food industry analyst and editor of SupermarketGuru, adds:

The best place you can buy organics, and they’re continuing to roll out, even more, is probably Aldi.” 

Aldi’s SimplyNature brand is abundant with organic products, and as per the findings of Karolefski they “can be pricey, but you can get them for a good value at Aldi.”

This supermarket is known for its low prices and the reason for that is that most of their products are private-label which means there is almost none marketing and advertising that raises the price.