Green Efforts: Eden Organic Beans

This month Oliver’s would like to put Eden Organic Beans in the spot light because of their sustainability practices. Eden takes great strides to ensure that they are taking care of their employees as well as the environment. Each year Eden visits the families who grow their organic food because building relationships and establishing trust with these farmers is extremely important. Eden’s farmers use organic methods for pest management because it is safer and more effective than toxic chemical-based pest control.

Most importantly, in 1997 Eden was a front runner and began questioning the health effects of Bisphenol-A (BPA). BPA is a man-made compound that is used to make certain plastics and epoxy resin liners for food and beverage cans. The problem with BPA is that is has been linked to many detrimental health issues like cancer, diabetes, obesity, reproductive abnormalities and infertility, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.

Eden has taken the high road by providing a custom made can since 1999 that is lined with an oleoresinous c-enamel which does not contain BPA. This enamel is a combination of oil and resin which is extracted from plants.  Eden Foods gladly pays a higher price for BPA-free cans because this is not a monetary issue but an ethical one. 

Eden’s other sustainability efforts include: full circle recycling, ‘local first’ purchasing, ecologically designed trucks, an energy efficient warehouse, and no genetically engineered organisms. Please help us support Eden Foods at Oliver’s in hopes that their positive decisions will encourage other businesses to follow their footsteps.

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