Food: Eat with Intent - Soy Milk

After doing a bit of research about the 'net, I found one site to be invaluable for locating a non-GMO, organic, worker-friendly source for soy products: Cornucopia Institute.

This site said that of all the brands one might choose from for soy milk, the best was Eden Foods.

From Cornucopia Institute:

Eden® Foods readily shared contact information for the farmers who grow organic soybeans for their EdenSoy (soymilk) products. Based on our follow up research, we have no reason to question their claim that all soybeans used in their EdenSoy products come from American farmers with whom they have long-term and stable relationships. The farmers whom we contacted are dedicated to organic principles, and very much appreciate Eden Foods’ commitment to supporting their diverse organic farms.

Eden® Foods does carry four products that do not contain USA-grown soybeans; these are traditional Japanese specialty products, imported from Japan. The four products containing non-USA grown soybeans are their Natto Miso, freeze-dried tofu, Tekka sauce and Ponzu sauce. We appreciate Eden® Foods’ honesty in sharing with us that these four products contain soybeans that are not USA-grown.

Eden® Foods rates very highly because, in addition to sourcing only USA-grown soybeans for their soymilk, they test every incoming load of soybeans for GEO (genetically engineered organisms) contamination and use only pure food ingredients for flavoring (using real vanilla extract instead of natural flavors).

Note: consumers may wonder why Eden® Foods products do not carry the green “USDA Organic” seal. Eden® Foods’ explains: “Though all EDEN organic food is grown, handled, processed, and certified in a way that meets and exceeds the requirements for using the 'USDA Organic' seal, Eden chooses not to use this seal on its food labels. In short this seal does not approach Eden's standards for organic, in practice or in spirit.”

Eden® writes:

“We are an independent natural food company offering authentic organic family farm food since 1968. Dedicated farmers nurture more than 75,000 acres. Each food is prepared as if for our children, with no irradiation, no preservatives, no chemical additives, no food colorings, no refined sugars, and no genetically engineered ingredients - just the best that can be found.

EDENSOY is 100 percent USA family farm organic soybeans and grain. We visit each farm, the fields, and families regularly. Ingenious tending over decades provides vital soil producing food that brims with energy, flavor, and vastly superior nutrition.

Soy protein requires thorough cooking to transform it into easy to assimilate food. EDENSOY is made at our certified organic plant employing 240 continuous quality control checks and decades of research how best to choose and prepare soybeans. From double reverse osmosis purified water, to a patented enzyme invalidator, to Swedish aseptic packaging, every step contributes to greater value.