I like Bulk Barn. It’s a fabulous place for those people who are gluten free and not afraid of experimenting in the kitchen. Such a range of grains and flowers – the possibilities are endless!
It’s also most often a cheaper alternative to buying packaged gluten free flours from Wholefoods or other organic grocery stores. It is for this reason that I buy most of my grains, flours, nuts, seeds, and beans from Bulk Barn.
I recently read an article on the dangers of genetically modified (GMO) foods and although I almost eat nothing processed and base my diet on whole foods, I wondered if the products I was buying from Bulk Barn were GMO. Some of their products do in fact indicate that they are NOT GMO but the bulk (tehehehe, BULK) of them don’t say anything. I contacted them and asked them if they could give me a list of their products that are GMO, if any. They said that this would be too cumbersome as they had tons of suppliers all over the world. I then asked them if I could send them a list of specific products to look into – products that I usually buy from there. They agreed and have gotten back to me on some of the items I inquired about.
Here is a list of products that are NOT genetically modified from Bulk Barn:
Dark buckwheat flour
Brown rice flour
Black turtle beans
Rolled oats large flakes
Oat bran cereal
Large prunes pits removed
Black-eyed cow peas
Ground flax seed
Dark brown sugar
Hulled sesame seeds raw
123-dry roasted salted cashew pieces (be careful with the cashews, see below)
125-dry roasted unsalted cashew pieces (be careful with the cashews, see below)
Here is a list of products they are still looking into:
Grade A wild rice
Cocoa powder ruddy red
Kasha whole toasted buckwheat
Here is a list of products that ARE GMO:
111-cashew pieces roasted & salted
112-jumbo cashews roasted & salted
113-cashews roasted & salted
115-unsaled cashew pieces
I will keep you all updated with regard to my list. I recommend that you too contact Bulk Barn with your own list – knowledge is power, people!
Happy Bulk Barn shopping 🙂