Guest: Michael Potter of Eden Foods – Avoids Using USDA Labels

From the Food Nation Radio Interview Archives:  Elizabeth Dougherty spoke with Michael Potter, CEO of Eden Foods about the USDA Organic Label and why Eden Foods does not use the government label on their organic products.

According to their website, “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 Foods chooses not to use this seal on its product labels or marketing materials.”

Why? “The short answer is, this seal does not approach Eden’s high standards for organic, in practice or in spirit.”

You can hear the audio interview with Michael Potter here.

Eden Foods began in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the 1960s. They buy all of their food ingredients from farms and compensate them directly. Their products can be found in stores across the country. More information can be found here.

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Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on and stations around the country.

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