A few months ago, Target store caught my attention when they announced that their product brand line, called Simply Balanced, will no longer contain any genetically modified organisms in them by the end of 2014. Yayyyy!!! This is GREAT NEWS! Stores are listening to their customers.
All Simply Balanced brand products do not contain any of the following ingredients:
Simply Balanced products are made with simple, recognizable ingredients. There are no trans fats, avoid high fructose corn syrup, are not overladen with sodium, is free of artificial flavors, colors, MSG, or preservatives. Many of the Simply Balanced products provide nutrition benefits naturally, such as whole grains, fiber, Omega-3s or a serving of fruits and vegetables. While there are over 250 products under the Simply Balanced line, they do carry gluten-free products, such as rice, pastas, and tortilla chips.
Simply Balanced meat and poultry products come from animals raised without antibiotics or given added hormones. Also, Simply Balanced milk products found in the dairy case, such as fluid milk and yogurt, are from animals not treated with synthetic rBST. What’s more, the products are certified Kosher and are labeled as such.
Many of the Simply Balance products are organic, called Simply Balanced Organic. Simply Balanced Organic is free of synthetic pesticides and without chemical fertilizers and carry the USDA Organic seal. Simply Balanced organic products include milk, eggs, tea, pasta, pasta sauce, frozen fruits and vegetables, juice and soups. To identify Simply Balanced organic products, look for the USDA organic seal on the front of the package and the word “organic” in the product name.
Target is definitely a store to keep in mind when shopping for organic and Non-GMO products!