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Ask Trader Joe’s CEO for clarification on GMO policy

Trader Joe's and its big food vendors
Trader Joe’s says it doesn’t carry any GMO products but that can’t actually be true as a lot of its products list sugar as an ingredient. Over half of US sugar is beet sugar which is heavily GMOed. If you want natural sugar, you should look for cane sugar specifically.

Furthermore, it seems like a major Trader Joe’s vendor is ConAgra, which is one of the big companies fighting against GMO labeling laws and spending mega-bucks to do so.

I like Patrick‘s idea (commenter on GMO Awareness):

I suggest folks contact ALISON MOCHIZUKI, Director of Public Relations at TJ’s, and request a response.

If you’ve got an idea too, let’s hear it.