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Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed today, I came across this little gem provided by one of my "Likes"

Organic Eden Foods' quiet right-wing agenda

A crunchy, natural food company marketed to liberals discreetly sues to stop covering employees' contraception

Intrigued, I clicked on the linky goodness.  What I read, not so good.  More below the cheeto.

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The slogan for Eden Foods, which describes itself as the €œoldest natural and organic food company in North America,€ is â€creation and maintenance of purity in food.  Its CEO and founder, Michael Potter, has been prominent in debates over labeling of organic food and GMOs. But the company has been quietly seeking in court another form of purity to Catholic doctrine about sex being solely for procreation. That goes not just for Potter, but for all 128 of his employees.
I don't purchase Eden products (I don't care for the quality of their products), but I have been impressed with the company's philosophy and dedication to maintaining organic purity and its involvement with the Non-GMO Project.  But I am really getting tired of companies engaged in commerce in this country trying to avoid a legal mandate on "religious" grounds, and even more infuriated by companies that purport to be progressive, but when it comes to $$$, they come up with a reason not to comply.  Businesses in general, and specifically companies like Eden Foods, Whole Foods and others who actively court liberals and progressives, need to make a choice:  are you a business or are you a religious organization?  If you're a business, then the government has a right to regulate commerce and institute mandates.  If you're a religious organization, then you need to clearly state that and maybe get out of the "business" end.

As for us, the consumers, we need to educate ourselves as to where our food comes from, not only the source of the food and what's in it, but the corporate activities of the companies producing these items.  As we see with Eden Foods, they might not be all we think they are.

Originally posted to Zombie Saguaros on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 02:34 PM PDT.

Also republished by Sluts and Sex, Body, and Gender.

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