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Health & Wellness  (tags: Eden organic food, sexism, birth control, right wing, healthcare, Obamacare )

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Notice: the purchase of sexist or unequal EDEN foods products may limit your access to birth control. PETITION INSIDE

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Angelika R (143)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:30 pm
The PETITION pops up when you open the webside.

Even if you oppose the right-wing crusade against birth control, you might actually be funding it when you go grocery shopping.

Eden Foods, one of the most widely-available organic food brands, is suing the Obama Administration over the rule that health insurance plans must cover birth control, claiming that they have the right to deny their female employees access birth control. The lawsuit is motivated by radical right-wing ideology, and the company says that birth control involves “immoral and unnatural practices.” Not what you had in mind when you picked up that soy milk?

But here's the good news: Eden Foods’s customer base includes lots of progressive-minded folks who don’t want their grocery money to go to a sexist campaign against basic health care. So far, 60,000 UltraViolet members have signed the petition demanding that they drop the lawsuit. Thousands more have called them out on social media, and the uproar is getting them a lot of bad press. Now, we need to show them that the outrage is affecting their bottom line.

If we all stop buying Eden products until they drop their lawsuit, they’ll see how bad their attack on birth control is for business. That’s why we put together this handy guide with alternatives to their most popular items--take a look, take those Eden products off your grocery list, and spread the word by sharing the guide with your friends.

Vicky P (476)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:50 pm
noted and signed

Animae C (514)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:56 pm


Angelika R (143)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:58 pm
Hm, and I have always thought "Eden" means paradise, NOT hell for women..

Bill K (3)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 5:11 pm
some churches advocate faith healing and avoid all health care. they believe that only prayer should be used to heal. recently a couple's second child died because for both they used prayer instead of medical advice. the same logic that Eden and others use when wanting to deny birth control for religious reasons could then be used to deny all modern medical treatments to their employees. it's scary that so many in this country want to turn the US into a theocracy.

Sue H (7)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 5:40 pm
Yes Indeed, Boycott All things "Eden". Petition signed, thanks.

Pat B (356)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 5:58 pm
Thank you for this, Angelika. Signed.

Ellen G (325)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:05 pm

JL A (281)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 8:09 pm
signed earlier, noted later

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Friday May 3, 2013, 1:27 pm
Signed, Thanks Angie!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:02 pm
Eden advocates policies that are not exactly flowing from the Garden of Eden when it comes to the right for proper health care and women's rights. They are a bitter right wing pill to swallow, sad for their employees.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:27 am
Noted the change

Saturday May 4, 2013, 3:10 am
Thank you.

Kit B (276)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:28 pm

Signed - Though I do buy many of these products I don't buy from Eden foods. Why should any corporate entity have their noses in women's reproductive rights? Easy answer, they should not.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:32 pm
That's right, they should NOT, in fact I think it is "immoral and unnatural practice" to do so!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:28 pm
Excuse me what was that question? Since when is food sexy? Are we loosing all our mind?

Marty L (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:33 pm
After reading and responding to the action, I called Eden Foods and probed them in-depth about this, and surprisingly got an actual call from the CEO himself, Michael Potter, seemingly because he thought I was from the press. It was a long conversation about my clarifying his "smoke screen" form letter that the company sends out, and in the end, he acknowledged that the board of directors had indeed voted to join the right-wing lawsuit because of their "constitutional rights of religious freedom," to choose not to pay for birth control for their employees. I asked him directly if he thought it would then be reasonable, based on the law as he would have it, if ANY religious belief held by a company's board of directors would then be imposed on employee's in denying ANY health coverage, which for some religions would be NONE. He of course refused to answer that, because he said he wasn't willing to address "hypothetical situations." VERY, VERY TELLING ABOUT THE "CRUSADE" RELIGIOUS MENTALITY THAT IS RISING AGAIN, WHICH HISTORICALLY HAS LED TO THE DEATH OF MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, AND IT'S HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN THE GOOD OLD RIGHT WING USA!!!

Joanne D (38)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:25 pm
If you csn't trust them on birth control, you can't trust them not to use GMO either. There are plenty of decent, trustworthy people producing natural foods; we don't need Eden's hypocrisy.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:38 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Angelika.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:54 pm
Martin, I applaud you for that action you took, awesome! You are quite correct with your assessment, it is frightening ! Of course Eden is only using an excuse when we all know it is to save spendings.

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 3:11 pm
Well that's one brand name you won't find in my house ever again.
What a bunch of twits!

reft h (66)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 6:17 pm
Hmm. On the flip side, I wonder if they pay for viagra.

Patricia H. (440)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:13 am

Alice C (1797)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:07 am
Thank you for posting this inforation

Kathleen R (138)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:50 pm
signed & noted

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 11:17 am
Noted.Thanks Angie
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