I recently contacted Trader Joe's about their use of genetically modified ingredients. They just gave me a really good reason to continue to make my monthly trips across town. As if I needed another one! Here's their response:
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.
Please know that because this is a standard for Trader Joe's products we do not highlight or place a Non GMO statement on our products.
How awesome is that! I can purchase Non-GMO, Organic, rBST-free and other Natural products for prices less than a lot of processed foods.