Eden Foods in your local grocery store?

Dear 5849376,

Amazing! In just a few days, over 100,000 CREDO activists have pledged not to buy Eden Foods' products until Eden stops attacking birth control.

Even more exciting -- people are taking action against Eden locally, in person, at neighborhood grocery stores.

CREDO member Julie in California emailed:

I emailed my grocery store and Eden foods, returned my cans and posted the boycott letter on the grocery store bulletin board and will now e-mail my friends. The customer service people at my grocery store are meeting with Eden Foods Rep today. They will not stop carrying the products but were super supportive, and encouraged me to vote with my dollar.

We know that Eden is paying attention to consumer outrage. These in-person actions are a powerful way to increase the pressure on a major player in the war on women.

Can you join Julie and take our message to your local grocery store? If enough of us speak out our local grocery stores and Eden Foods will have to pay attention. We've got some tools to help make it easy, whether you've got Eden products on your shelves at home or not.

mountain of cans 1) If you have Eden products at home, pull them out and label them with our easy-to-print sticker. They're going to look like this (thanks to Julie for the awesome photo!):

Eden Foods products include Edensoy soy milk, Eden canned beans, Eden juices, and a host of other organic foods. For a full list of Eden products visit:

http://act.credoaction.com/go/5134?t=2&akid=11151.3291973.d4y5f2

[If you don't have Eden products at home, you can skip down to step 2.]

Here's the link to the stickers:

http://act.credoaction.com/go/5175?t=4&akid=11151.3291973.d4y5f2

They are sized to fit easy-to-purchase Avery 22806 2" square sheets. If you don't have access to sticker labels, just print them out and tape or glue them on. You can also draw your own.

2) Find a local grocery store that carries Eden products. For a listing of stores in your area that carry Eden Foods products visit:

http://act.credoaction.com/go/5135?t=6&akid=11151.3291973.d4y5f2

3) Print out this letter to take to the grocery store -- or write your own.

http://act.credoaction.com/go/5176?t=8&akid=11151.3291973.d4y5f2

The letter explains why you're not buying Eden Foods, and encourages the store to stop endorsing Eden's anti-woman views by stocking their products.

4) Head to the store. Go to the grocery store's customer service counter and let the employee there know that you're concerned about Eden's attacks on women's health, and that you want them to stop carrying Eden products. If you have stickered items, now's the time to ask for your money back, or ask to exchange your Eden products for similar items made by a different company. If they won't offer you a refund or exchange, simply give your products back.

5) Let us know what happened! Part of the power of this campaign is being able to amplify each person's action. Email us at StopEden@credoaction.com to let us know how it went to visit your local store. If you can send the name and address of the store, and send a picture of your stickered Eden items, even better!

For example, here's an awesome photo CREDO member Amy sent us that we shared on our facebook page!

Eden cans with labels

6) Share! The more you encourage your friends to join this campaign, the better. And the more you can do it on social media, the more it ramps up the pressure on Eden.

For more information about Eden Foods and Hobby Lobby, read the email below. Thanks for everything you're doing to stand up for women's rights.

- Heidi Hess, CREDO Action


CREDO Action
Shocking: Eden Foods vs. Birth Control

Tell CEO of Eden Foods, Michael Potter:
"I won't buy Eden products until you stop playing politics with women's health and drop your attacks on birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. "

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Dear 5849376,

Eden attacks birth control

Eden Foods is the Hobby Lobby of the organic foods aisle.

More than 80 companies have petitioned the courts for permission to use their owner's religious beliefs to discriminate against women. That's not surprising given the right-wing's all out attack on birth control and women's reproductive health care.

But what's really shocking is that one of those companies is a well known organic food pioneer, Eden Foods.

Tell Eden Foods: Stop supporting discrimination against women. Click here to sign the petition.

Michael Potter, Eden's CEO, claims, among other things, that contraception "almost always involve[s] immoral and unnatural practices."1 That's one of the reasons why he filed suit in 2013 against the mandate of the Affordable Care Act that classifies birth control as preventative healthcare for women.

After filing the suit, he went even further, saying that the government has "no right" to extend coverage for birth control, comparing birth control to Jack Daniels, and saying that pregnancy should be covered but birth control should not because pregnancy has "more warmth and fuzziness."2 When the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision was announced, Potter said he was "grateful" for the court's decision while calling President Obama a "dictator" who wants to take away Americans' rights.3

Tell Eden Foods' CEO: I won't buy Eden products until you stop playing politics with women's health. Click here to sign.

Potter would like to frame his lawsuit as simply his attempt to exercise his constitutional right to freedom of religion, but there's no denying that it's actually part of a larger right-wing attack on women and women's reproductive health. Potter's case is being handled by the right-wing Thomas More Law Center. The center is engaged in 11 lawsuits for 33 plaintiffs challenging the contraception mandate. Michele Bachmann and Allen West serve as advisors and the center's web site boasts that the center is "a crucial element on a crucial front of the Culture War."

If Michael Potter wants to be part of the right-wing War against Women, that's his choice, but consumers also have a choice about whether they want to fund his attacks. While progressives may have little leverage against a company like Hobby Lobby, our power to go up against Eden is strong. Potter himself said, when news of the suit broke in the spring of 2013, that consumer outrage was "a big deal."

It's time to make sure that Michael Potter knows the damage he's doing to Eden Foods by joining coordinated right-wing attacks on women and birth control.

Tell Michael Potter: Drop your attacks on birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Click the link below to sign:

http://act.credoaction.com/go/5129?t=22&akid=11151.3291973.d4y5f2

Thanks for standing up for women.

Heidi Hess, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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Learn more about this campaign

  1. "Organic Eden Food's quiet right-wing agenda", Irin Carmon, Salon, 4/11/2013.
  2. "Eden Foods doubles down in birth control flap," Irin Carmon, Salon, 4/15/2013.
  3. "Hobby Lobby Fallout: Catholic Soy Milk Mogul Won't Cover Drugs That 'Prevent Procreation' ," Clare O'Connor, Forbes, 7/3/2014.
  4. For a listing of Eden Foods products including Edensoy milk and canned beans, check out http://act.credoaction.com/go/5134?t=30&akid=11151.3291973.d4y5f2 -- and for a listing of stores in your area that carry Eden Foods products visit: http://act.credoaction.com/go/5135?t=32&akid=11151.3291973.d4y5f2

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