Your Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

By Standing with Eden Foods.  They are one of the good guys, with a consistent life ethic selling organic food and, mirabile dictu, thinking that God knew what he was doing when he made nature.  So they also are refusing to be frog marched into somebody’s bedroom to pay for their  contraceptives and are therefore subject to the God King’s draconian HHS Mandate.  Help them fight back.

If people want us to stop telling them what to do in the privacy of their own bedroom I’m absolutely fine with that.  Not my business.  But don’t tell me that and then stick a gun in my ribs and make me pay for  what you do there.  Not my business.  If you feel the need to pollute the water supply, do it on your own dime, not mine and not Eden Foods.

  • Dr. Eric

    According to the link, Mr. Potter, the CEO, is a Catholic.

    Oh, I signed the petition.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.fuentes.92 Rebecca Fuentes

    I am so glad you are highlighting this. I read a lot of natural/whole/organic/primal/traditional food blogs and sites, I’ve done what I can to get myself out of the industrial food system. I find it appalling that the same people who will gladly pay double or triple for humanely raised meat or organic produce, who have very libertarian views toward farming (especially small farmers), are so furious at Eden foods. Their CEO is being trashed all across the foodie blogosphere as hating women and children (their evidence is that he didn’t put the warning that his soymilk is not a replacement for soy baby formula in large enough type, or that he sells soy anything at all, since it contains natural plant estrogen that affects fertility). No artificial hormones in our meat please, we will force our employers to buy them and take them ourselves! Amazingly, these are the same people who point out that eating well will lower doctor bills, prevent expensive chronic illness, possibly even dire diseases like cancer. They write nasty things about schools medicating children into docile sheep and the dangers of depression meds, but don’t touch their birth control pills.

    Okay, done venting. I wish Eden Foods brand was available where I live, so I could support them financially as well as on the petition.

    • B.E. Ward

      The diversity of hypocrisy among natural food fans is stunning as well. The kind where you’d easily imagine a car in the parking lot sporting a “Close Guantanamo!” sticker right next to the “Obama 2012!” sticker.

      On a positive note, I was thrilled to hear Barbara McGuigan talk and take calls about the benefits of natural and organic foods a while back on The Good Fight. I think this subject is a fantastic antidote to the Cheap Is Best No Matter What thinking we normally hear from The Thing That Used To Be Conservatism.

      • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.fuentes.92 Rebecca Fuentes

        I also think it goes well with distributism, though I might be wrong. I’m just starting to pay attention to and read up on both our food system and economic structures/ideas. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable could say more on it?

        • B.E. Ward

          Hi Rebecca,

          If you’re not already familiar with them, The Distributist Review and Front Porch Republic are generally sympathetic to the cause. You might also like Rod Dreher’s book, Crunchy Cons.

          • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.fuentes.92 Rebecca Fuentes

            It’s on my wish list. :)

    • Rosemarie

      +J.M.J+

      I feel the same way, Rebecca. This the same crowd that complains about “big pharma” when it’s producing vaccines and such, but somehow the birth control pills those companies sell are a-okay. It boggles the mind. I have to remember to buy Eden Foods products.

    • thisismattwade

      I’m not sure where you live, but you can order Eden Foods online. They will ship to you. Good luck with becoming more aware of the Catholic approach to eating/ecology/sanity.

  • Christine

    I am glad to support this great cause. After being diagnosed with celiac disease, I have worked diligently to change my diet and eat more healthfully. I erroneously believed that eating healthfully meant I had to shop from people who had opposing social views than mine. Eden foods is now on the top of my shopping list!

    • Dave

      There are quite a few Christians in the natural, organic food movement, especially among the local farmers that you’ll meet at Farmers Markets, CSA’s, etc.

  • http://twitter.com/spinellileo0807 L Spinelli

    I don’t know if my local grocery stores sell Eden Foods, but I’ll be doing my research this weekend.

    Agree with Rebecca; how can people opposed to putting industrial poison in their bodies defend contraception? SMH

    • B.E. Ward

      If you have a local natural foods store or co-op, chances are they sell Eden products.. at least canned vegetables.

  • http://twitter.com/Catholicmomsmi Catholic Moms of MI

    Eden Foods has definitely been a favored brand of mine but now I have one more reason to love Eden Foods. Well done, CEO! =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.clarke.96 Tom Clarke

    If you want to support Eden Foods you can order excellent products from their website. You should also go to their Facebook page and tell them that you support their views, as they are being pummeled by people saying they are boycotting them.


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