Aldi locations in Europe are banning all pesticides. What will that change mean for the Aldi locations in Southwest Michigan including Kalamazoo, Portage and Battle Creek?

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The change to become a more healthy place to shop, according to CheckOuttheHealthyWorld.com, means

Aldi has removed partially hydrogenated oils, certified synthetic colors, and MSG from their private-label products, which make up 90% of sales.

They’ve expanded their sales of organic and fresh meat and produce, as well as the “Never Any!” brand of meats which doesn’t contain any added hormones, antibiotics, animal by-products or other additives.

Also,the chain of supermarkets will expand their gluten-free brand and the SimplyNature line, which is free of more than 125 artificial ingredients.

An Aldi Spokesperson stated,

ALDI US is proud to offer our shoppers a variety of organic produce, including bananas, tomatoes, avocados, apples and salad mixes available in stores that are grown without the use of neonicotinoids. Organic products can be identified by an "Organic" seal on the packaging. While ALDI in the US was not part of the European announcement about neonicotinoids, we’re constantly evolving to respond to our customers’ requests. More information on our approach to Corporate Responsibility can be found at their website.

Aldi has location on Gull Rd and West Main in Kalamazoo, a newer store on S. Westnedge in Portage and Columbia Avenue in Battle Creek.

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