Eden Foods Statement

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21 July 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Eden Foods is a 46 year, independent, principled food company. We took our stand against GMOs 21 years ago. We build relations and business with organic growers and traditional food makers, nurturing more than 370 family farms with over 86,000 acres of healthy organic farmland. Eden Foods buys from and pays farmers directly.

Last year we observed that aspects of the Affordable Care Act were illegal and violated religious freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, so we filed a formal objection. Our case is against government overreach and about religious freedom.

Eden Foods frowns on myopic pharmaceutical medicine and toxic chemical dependent agriculture.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, prescription drugs were an opt-in opt-out feature of health insurance plans Eden Foods offered its employees. Lifestyle drugs, as named and managed by the insurance industry, were excluded, such as viagra. Today, 34% of Eden Foods employees select prescription coverage for their plan, while 66% do not choose prescription drug coverage.

Since the inception of the Affordable Care Act all employees have all coverages required by the act, even those who do not want it.

Eden employee benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurances, and a 50% 401k match. The benefit plan is managed by Eden Foods with a goal of long-term sustainability.

We are grateful for our silent supporters sending us messages directly, avoiding abuse that may befall them on social media. The coordinated attack on Eden Foods using fallacious arguments and our brand to further others' unrelated agendas, is best ignored.

We encourage everyone to be discerning, retailers in the food they offer and consumers in the selections they make acquiring nourishing food. We work to make family grown, authentically organic food available and seek to work with others involved in like pursuits.

We would love to see people become so motivated in their support of organic agriculture and toward the improvement of our nation's food system.

Eden Foods is a 46 year, independent, principled natural food manufacturer offering more than 400 authentic, organic, traditional, pure foods. All are superb pantry fare. Information and over 1,100 free recipes are at www.edenfoods.com. We ask retailers, institutions, and co-ops to please visit us at access.edenfoods.com.