Aldi Bans Neonicotinoids, Goes Organic, Rivals Whole Foods as Healthiest Grocery Store

If you want to have all-organic foods, then you have another great place to head for ! Just this January 1, one of the largest and leading discount supermarket chain, Aldi, announced that it will get rid of the eight pesticides in their US stores. These pesticides are neonicotoids, known to be very dangerous for the environment and the human body.

Aldi is a German discount supermarket chain which was founded by brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht in 1946 in Essen. Since it was founded, it has grown and became one of the biggest companies around the world, with thousands of stores. And because of this bold move to protect the environment and its customers, it will yet be loved by its patrons more. By 2018, the company plans to open 500 more stores in the US in addition to their current 1,500 stores.

Here are the pesticides, and the dangerous side effects of each pesticide, that will be permanently removed from Aldi stores :

Cypermethrin- can cause itching, burning, skin and eyes irritation, incoordination, seizure, loss of bladder control and possible death.

Deltamethrin- ataxia, convulsions, tremors, vomiting, dermatitis and vomiting.

Thiamethoxam- although this is moderately hazardous, it can still affect a person especially when ingested. Some effects include headaches, hypotension and drowsiness.

Chlorpyrifos- this can cause sweating and excessive saliva, nausea, and headache, muscle spasms, vomiting, weakness, and impaired vision, seizures, paralysis and lung failure.