Trader Joe’s Trade Secrets: Why Aren’t Your Food Pesticide Residue Testing Results Public?

Trader Joe's GMO's Pesticides Food Safety
Trader Joe's Secrecy is much more about Corporate Shame than about Corporate Pride... Call Trader Joe's Today, ask: "Why Aren’t Your Food Pesticide Residue Testing Results Made Public?" Trader Joe's Corporate Offices, Phone: (626) 599-3700
 

Tracy Turner ~ April 19, 2018

 

 

 

There are currently 474 locations of Trader Joe's in the U.S., with more opening all the time, and there are only seven states with no Trader Joe's in them as of Aug 18, 2017.

 

One of my oldest friends worked for Trader Joe’s for many years to put himself through college. If you ask a Trader Joes employee if the Corn Chips are GMO, you will be told, “our Corn chips are sourced from ‘all natural ingredients’, they are not GMO. There is an unspoken implication (all-natural, non-GMO) that small, organic family farms grew the Corn Chips on all-organic Corn Chip vines. 474 stores in 43 states and Washington, D.C., there is only one “small, organic” ‘family farm’ with enough ‘corn-chip vines’ to fill all of those shelves: ConAgra owned RalCorp.

 

My Trader Joss employee / friend absolutely detests Trader Joes. We have had several discussions about “all-naturally sourced” products. Everything ConAgra sells is “all-natural”. Everything Trader Joe’s sells are “all-natural”. The U.S. FDA has not developed any rules or regulations on the defining features of what qualifies a product as "natural." Trader Joes ConAgra Oats, which have been fumigated with Phosine Gas, are “all-natural”.

 

So what makes Trader Joe’s food any different than other foods? Simple, it is RalCorp (ConAgra), Tyson Foods, Cargill and Smithfield Farms foods in TJ/Artsy wrappers. The wrappers are different, as well as the TJ employees assurances that the food is, err … U.S. FDA has not developed any rules or regulations on the defining features of what qualifies a product as "natural."

 

There just are not enough boutique farms with enough product and consistency to supply 474 stores in 42 states, as well as TJ-competitors like Sprouts, et al.

 

The trouble with asking, “does Trader Joe’s sell GMO’s” and then stating, “GMO’s are evil, the sky is falling!” is it skips the salient points:

 

Š      GMO’s are not the sole danger; GMO foods are usually lugubriously pesticide soaked, full of dangerous (chronic) residues.

 

Š      Non-GMO factory farm foods, rather than being “all-natural” are often also soaked with Magnesium Glyphosate, 2,4-D, 2,4,5-TP, Diazinon, Carbaryl, etc., etc.

 

Š      Unlike the (erroneous) implication(s) in numerous articles, it is not that you take a bite of GMO/BT Corn and drop dead; rather …you take thousands, millions of bites of pesticide residue Ralcorp/Trader Joes food and end up with chronic pesticide poisoning health problems.

 

Š      Is RalCorp Trader Joe’s main supplier, or is Trader Joes simply a trendy defacto subsidiary of RalCorp (owned by Conagra)?

 

Are there pesticide residues in Trader Joes food (Magnesium Glyphosate, Carbaryl, Acephate, Methyl Parathion, et al)? Pesticide residues cause ADD, ADHD and Autism in children, and TJ’s processed foods and produce ARE from factory farms that use these “products” on their bloviated factory farms.

 

The bottom line is where are Trader Joe’s pesticide residue test results? No store chain sells 100% pesticide-residue-free food, and neither does Trader Joes. How much Glyphosate (listed as a known carcinogen in California) is in Trader Joe’s Corn, Soy, Wheat and produce? What other pesticide residues are in Trader Joe’s food, who has been doing the testing and where are the results? Surely a thriving concern who claims their products are “all-naturally-sourced” has a long history of conducting pesticide-residue/food-safety tests on all their products, so “where’s the beef”?

It is imperative to understand the difference between Acute and Chronic pesticide poisoning:

Example One: A Farm Pest Control Operator loads his spray rig without a respirator and inhales Simazine Dust; he is rushed to emergency with Acute Poisoning.

Example Two: You shop in a "Boutique" factory-farm supermarket and you buy lettuce washed and rinsed in water from a Simazine-Contaminated Water-Well. You keep buying and eating tiny, microscopic amounts of Simazine for years. Your bowel cancer develops and your doctor blames "red-meat".

In both examples, it is not a GMO-gene-splice that gets you; rather it is a pesticide. In example two above, your Boutique "all-naturally-sourced" vendor has a moral and legal obligation to protect you from high-levels of any and all pesticides in your food. Since you are paying extra for the food, you deserve to see their pesticide test records from, say, the past 10-years...

Trader Joe's GMO's Pesticides Food Safety
Call Trader Joe's today, ask for their pesticide testing records for your favorite food items… Trader Joe's Corporate Offices, Phone: (626) 599-3700

Trader Joe's Executive Contacts

Primary Contact
Randy Macdonald
Director Store Systems and Customer Support
800 South Shamrock Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
rmacdonald@traderjoes.com

Secondary Contact
Christy Hughes
Regional Vice President
800 South Shamrock Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
chughes@traderjoes.com

Mitch Heeger
Executive Vice President Marketing and Merchandising.
800 South Shamrock Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 599-3794
mheeger@traderjoes.com

Chief Executive
Dan Bane
800 South Shamrock Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 599-3700
dbane@traderjoes.com


 

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Not Just For Corn and Soy; Glyphosate Use Prevalent in ...

Not Just For Corn and Soy: A Look at Glyphosate Use in Food Crops. ... Crops like corn, soybeans and wheat but ... type of testing for glyphosate residues this ...

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GMO Inside | Glyphosate Residue in your Cereal Bowl

Glyphosate Residue in your Cereal Bowl. ... like corn, soy, and cotton, ... But what about other key crops like wheat, rice, ...

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USDA Claims Pesticide Residues in Food Is Safe

USDA Claims Pesticide Residues in Food Is Safe ... has claimed that residues of glyphosate in genetically modified (GM) soy are lower than in ... (corn, soy, and ...

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Studies Confirm Link Between Pesticide Exposure And ADHD

A new study in the journal Pediatrics associates exposure to pesticides with cases of ADHD in the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 4.5 million children ages 5 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and rates of diagnosis have risen 3% a year between 1997 and 2006.

yournewswire.com/studies-pesticide-exposure-adhd

 

Study Links ADHD in Kids to Pesticide Exposure - TIME

A new study in the journal Pediatrics associates exposure to pesticides with cases of ADHD in the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 4.5 million children ages 5 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and rates of diagnosis have risen 3% a year between 1997 and 2006.

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Study: Link Between Pesticides And ADHD Confirmed - …

Add attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ... according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ... Study: Link Between Pesticides And ADHD Confirmed.

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Inside Trader Joe's Top Secret Business Practices - …

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Is Trader Joes Organic and GMO-free?

 

ConAgra Foods buys Ralcorp for $5 billion

 

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