According to Trader Joe's web site, all of their store-brand products are sourced from non-GMO ingredients:
"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."
Up to 80% of foods sold at Trader Joe's are non-GMO store brand products, but Trader Joe's definitely sells foods that contain GMO ingredients. For example, Trader Joe's sells products by:
- Morningstar Farms, which admits that all but one of their products (the Breakfast Patties Made with Organic Soy) contain genetically modified organisms.
- Tofutti, which uses non-GMO soy protein, but admits that other ingredients, like the partially hydrogenated (trans fat) soybean oil are genetically modified.
This was published today by OrganicConsumers.org