Friday, April 30, 2010

Organic Soy Scorecard

Also really interesting on the Cornucopia website- their Organic Soy Scorecard, which rates how various soy product companies stack up. Criteria for the ratings include ownership structure, percentage of organic soy bean purchases, organic certifiers, manufacturing, GMO contamination, and importantly, disclosure of source information. 

Be sure to check out the list for yourself and the full report, but for a brief summary for this blog, what companies came out on top? Eden Foods received the highest score, and companies that were rated "Excellent" or "Very Good" included Rhapsody Natural Foods, Tofurkey, Lifeway, Organic Valley, Whole Soy, and Nasoya.

At the bottoms of the soy bean barrel? "Poor" rated companies include household names Boca Burger, Gardenburger, Pacific Foods, Silk, White Wave, and Costco brand Kirkland.

Wow. As a concerned citizen and vegetarian, I'll be revising my shopping list from now on. Though I don't shop organic exclusively, still, it's just not cool to promote yourself as a responsible, organic company and not follow through with your business practices.

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