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Eden Foods CEO: “I’M NOT IN YOUR BEDROOM. OBAMA IS IN YOUR BEDROOM”
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Posted on 04/19/2013 4:04:42 PM PDT by oneprolifewoman

I have a new hero: Eden Foods founder and CEO Michael Potter. Eden Foods is an organic company popular among the “crunchy, liberal crowd” which has filed suit against the Obama administration over the HHS mandate. Potter is getting slammed over it, thanks in part to a hit piece last week in Salon magazine which publicized the suit and framed Potter as a man with an anti-birth control agenda.

Don’t waste your time on the original article. Instead, enjoy the refreshing quotes from the no nonsense, plain-speaking Mr. Potter in Salon’s follow-up piece from Monday relating a telephone conversation between Potter and Salon writer Irin Carmen.

“I’ve got more interest in good quality long underwear than I have in birth control pills,” Potter told Carmen. Then he elaborated:

I don’t care if the federal government is telling me to buy my employees Jack Daniel’s or birth control. What gives them the right to tell me that I have to do that? That’s my issue, that’s what I object to, and that’s the beginning and end of the story….I’m not trying to get birth control out of Rite Aid or Wal-Mart, but don’t tell me I gotta pay for it. Rock on, M.P.!

When Carmen pressed Potter using the fallacy that “the mandate doesn’t cover abortion” but “only contraception,” Potter responded this way:

It’s a morass…I’m not an expert in anything. I’m not the pope. I’m in the food business. I’m qualified to have opinions about that and not issues that are purely women’s issues. I am qualified to have an opinion about what health insurance I pay for.

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I agree with the author of this article that Potter deserves our support. You can email websales@edenfoods.com and info@edenfoods.com if you want to let them know NOT everyone agrees with them about this.
1 posted on 04/19/2013 4:04:42 PM PDT by oneprolifewoman
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To: oneprolifewoman

This is a fabulous example of how the social wing and the libertine wing of the conservative movement can join together. I congratulate the FPC for publishing this and publicizing this, even though the CEO of Edens Foods hardly sounds like a social conservative warrior. This is the recipe folks!


2 posted on 04/19/2013 4:12:48 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: oneprolifewoman

Agree 100% with Potter. This is not a religious argument, it’s an argument over the power and jurisdiction of the fedguv. Do they or do they not have the power and jurisdiction to tell a private individual how to compensate an employee? I say no. Do they have the lower to tell a private company what services they must offer? I say no.


3 posted on 04/19/2013 5:15:52 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: oneprolifewoman

This CEO articulated the issue perfectly. Many seem more comfortable just addressing it from the religious perspective but I’ve always objected to the idea that the federal government can dictate what benefits a company will offer or not. It is bad enough that corporations and small businesses have been turned into virtual extensions of the federal government where tax collection etc are concerned but this kind of thing takes it far further. I’m not familiar with Eden Foods but I’ve become a regular customer of Wholefoods after their brave CEO spoke out and we frequent HobbyLobby so I’ll be checking out Eden Foods. We need to reward those companies that stand up for liberty.


4 posted on 04/19/2013 5:40:49 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: andyk

YEP. Rick Santorum, heed please......


5 posted on 04/19/2013 5:48:58 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks oneprolifewoman.


6 posted on 04/19/2013 6:07:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: oneprolifewoman

BTTT!!! I love their seasoning salt, Gomasio, and plan to find as many other products of theirs as I can. No soy though, shudders.

Dear Lord, please share your strength.
Tatt


7 posted on 04/19/2013 6:12:05 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: oneprolifewoman

I’m hardly part of the “liberal, crunchy crowd”, and I eat their products.


8 posted on 04/19/2013 6:42:17 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: C. Edmund Wright; All
We know the CEO and everyone who started that company intimately.

Let's just say none of them have a conservative bone in their bodies, nor is this a particularly nice human being.

I applaud what he's saying here (I even know why he's saying it, but it's not because he's a conservative), but even Howard Zinn said one or two things that were correct.

9 posted on 04/19/2013 6:46:13 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

Very interesting insight. Sorry to hear that’s the case, and whether he meant it or not, it is a road map for how socons and libertines can and should work together on issues....


10 posted on 04/19/2013 6:48:43 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The green movement has suckered for leftist agitprop for a really long time. I just spoke with the ex partner who started that company a couple of weeks ago, and they still have no clue that Bambi isn't all in for their movement.

Perhaps Mr Potter is being squeezed with having more than 50 employees and is now having second thoughts, because he isn't the deep thinker that the CEO of Whole Foods is.

The greens are blinded by red, and on occasion blunder on to the truth.......which is likely what he has done......

11 posted on 04/19/2013 6:55:01 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark

It is shocking to learn that so much of it is naivete....maybe that’s why Potter was so angry and frustrated. Maybe he really is having a “come to Jesus” moment....


12 posted on 04/19/2013 6:58:01 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Maelstorm

Whole Foods carries a lot of Eden Foods products. One benefit is their canned foods do NOT have BPA linings.


13 posted on 04/19/2013 7:06:01 PM PDT by ELS
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Hints: Short tempered, volatile, shallow, head filled with New Age crapola.

I'd like to believe you're right, but have my doubts.

14 posted on 04/19/2013 7:08:03 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: ELS

I just saw that on the website. I ordered some directly anyway. Its absolutely crazy seeing some of the posts on the Eden Foods facebook. The Sandra Fluke Crowd are out like zombies to fresh meat. It looks like they are failing though.


15 posted on 04/19/2013 7:08:22 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: oneprolifewoman
The Feminist use to claim or say " Stay out of our bedrooms and keep off our bodies " .

And now this ? seems all to real and close to being Orwellian.
16 posted on 04/19/2013 7:11:58 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: thesearethetimes...
Eating Soy does strange things to men's hormones, at least that is what I have read.
17 posted on 04/19/2013 7:13:33 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: ELS

I won’t touch anything with gmo soy in it (90%) now thanks to Monsanto.
But I will defend this dope’s right not to follow bambi on this issue!


18 posted on 04/19/2013 7:23:42 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: acapesket

Many (all?) of Eden Foods products are organic which means no GMO anything.


19 posted on 04/19/2013 7:36:06 PM PDT by ELS
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I don’t care if the federal government is telling me to buy my employees Jack Daniel’s or birth control. What gives them the right to tell me that I have to do that? That’s my issue, that’s what I object to, and that’s the beginning and end of the story….I’m not trying to get birth control out of Rite Aid or Wal-Mart, but don’t tell me I gotta pay for it. Rock on, M.P.!

Easy to agree with the above...

20 posted on 04/19/2013 8:26:45 PM PDT by GOPJ (The screed of so-called journalists: 'If it doesn't fit, you must omit.' - - freeper Vigilanteman)
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To: ELS

I beg to differ. If they contain soybean oi , they are GMO. There are currently NO standards for labelling GMO foods. Sure bets...anything with soy,sugar beet, cotton and Bt insecticide sprayed food..Although bT is still regarded as “safe”

Only by silly people.l


21 posted on 04/19/2013 8:33:25 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: acapesket

The standards for organic certification exclude genetic modification just as they exclude pesticides, herbicides and the like.


22 posted on 04/19/2013 11:27:55 PM PDT by ELS
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To: American Constitutionalist

Our understanding is the processing of soy in this country makes it unfit for consumption.

Men’s hormones - believe you are probably correct.
Overly breast development in young boys, for one

The worst is giving soy formulas to babies.


23 posted on 04/20/2013 2:46:59 AM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: USARightSide

I never did like Tofu anyway, yuk.


24 posted on 04/20/2013 3:53:10 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: oneprolifewoman

I hope he doesn’t back down. He’s getting a lot of flack from the Fluke types on the FB page.


25 posted on 04/20/2013 4:12:06 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Maelstorm

Chick-Filet ping.


26 posted on 04/20/2013 5:47:35 AM PDT by alrea
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You are absolutely right on in what you said in #10 & other
replies. But given the ongoing polarization surrounding all these hot-button, or “wedge” issues, there is a subtlety that is beyond all those on both sides that militates against a
“coming-together” in common cause on these issues. Doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be tried , though. It will be a very gradual process, assuming it happens at all: a matter o$ perception both sides have to come to: and yes, Rick Santorum, and all other rigid ideologues, take heed!


27 posted on 04/20/2013 7:19:10 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: oneprolifewoman

It’s this fellow - and other amoral people like him - who’ve gotten us into this mess of wickedness. And I’m supposed to cheer for him? Or worse, join forces with him??

Why? So together we can draw the line where HE wants it??

No, thank you. Let him stand up for what’s right and I’ll be standing there beside him. Let him come and make common cause with US for a change.

The devil is come to claim his due from cowards like Potter. (And all I get is a smile from the irony.)


28 posted on 04/20/2013 8:49:27 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

Well the man is standing up for what’s right and is speaking what is right this time. It doesn’t mean one has to embrace everything about the man nor his personal politics but when someone steps out and dares speak out so forcibly then we are fools not to stand with him. If we are to take the position that we should stand aside while stones are thrown at a man seeming to have opened his eyes to the insanity that is government intrusion into business and personal then we get what we deserve when we find ourselves standing alone. The greatest weapon of evil in this modern world is the convincing of good people that they should remain silent and inactive in the face of it.


29 posted on 04/20/2013 9:01:15 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Maelstorm

When he stands up to defend unborn babies, he’ll notice lots of others manning the same line. But no, he wants a line that’s indefensible. And you’re asking good people to move and try to help him hold it?

The libertarians, the anti-socons, the Akin- and Santorum-haters sell out the good people of this country any time they can gain from it. They’ll strike a deal and switch sides for a buck. They sowed the wind, and now they complain about the harvest.

Let’em eat it.


30 posted on 04/20/2013 9:27:01 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: ELS

I do everything that I can humanly do to avoid all of the above for my family, including growing my own.


31 posted on 04/20/2013 10:08:10 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: LearsFool

Supporting this guy on this issue where we all agree doesn’t mean that any of us are totally endorsing everything he believes in.
If you refuse to support someone who agrees with you about one conservative issue, while the liberals are viciously attacking that person for having slightly conservative views, I guarantee you that all that’s going to happen is that the person is going to cave into the pressure from the rabid liberals and conservative views will continue to be totally socially unacceptable. What good is that?

If you try to encourage people when they do show some signs of coming around to your view, then I think that makes it far more likely that you will actually see some of the results you want.


32 posted on 04/20/2013 10:32:11 AM PDT by oneprolifewoman
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To: Maelstorm

Yeah, I just went to see the facebook posts. It’s disturbing to see so many people ranting against something when they don’t even seem to understand what they’re talking about...like all the people screaming about how the CEO is impairing “a woman’s right to choose!” or “access to health care” without seeming to understand that women DO have a choice to PAY FOR THE BIRTH CONTROL THEMSELVES.


33 posted on 04/20/2013 10:35:42 AM PDT by oneprolifewoman
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To: acapesket
I do everything that I can humanly do to avoid all of the above for my family, including growing my own.

That is very good. I wish you well in your endeavors.

34 posted on 04/20/2013 10:46:24 AM PDT by ELS
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To: C. Edmund Wright; Lakeshark

” Maybe he really is having a “come to Jesus” moment....”

More likely, his ox got gored : )


35 posted on 04/20/2013 11:06:38 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: American Constitutionalist; USARightSide; acapesket
Eating Soy does strange things to men's hormones, at least that is what I have read.

Here are a couple of excerpts from an article about soymilk by Dr. Al Sears:

Recent science suggests soy “isoflavones” are dangerous to your health.

Isoflavone isn’t actually a single substance, but a category of substances. Isoflavones include "phyto-estrogens," plant-based compounds that mimic the female hormone. Eat enough of these and you’ll upset your body’s hormonal balance.
That imbalance affects women as well as men.
Societies that depend heavily on soy-based foods use traditional preparation methods thousands of years old that neutralize or eliminate these poisons. Tempeh, miso, natto, and soy sauce are fermented products. The fermentation process destroys the toxins. Tofu comes from the pressed “curds” of the soybean. The rest is thrown out – and the bad stuff along with it.

Compare this with the industrial processes that go into making soymilk: washing the beans in alkaline or boiling them in a petroleum-based solvent; bleaching, deodorizing, and pumping them full of additives; heat-blasting and crushing them into flakes; and then mixing them with water to make “milk.”

This only adds more dangerous chemicals without removing any of soy’s natural toxins. This is NOT a “dietary staple” in China, Indonesia, or any other country. And it shouldn’t be here, either.
Dr. Sears has other articles about soy. Another good source of information about the reasons to avoid unfermented soy is Dr. Joseph Mercola's site. He has a section of his site devoted to the subject of soy. And as acapesket touched upon earlier, soy is one of the most heavily genetically modified crops in the U.S.
36 posted on 04/20/2013 11:14:52 AM PDT by ELS
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To: stephenjohnbanker

...well you may be right, but the two are not mutually exclusive.


37 posted on 04/20/2013 11:40:29 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: oneprolifewoman

The Sandra Flukes of the world are out in full force on their FB page...but thankfully some liberty minded folks are showing up too:

https://www.facebook.com/edenfoods?fref=ts


38 posted on 04/20/2013 12:51:39 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: oneprolifewoman; All

http://www.standingwithedenfoods.com/index.html


39 posted on 04/20/2013 1:04:35 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: ELS

Massive fan of Dr.M’s! We eat fermented foods at least 3 times a week (not our favorites!) Thanks for the link! I find most Friends to be very reactive to my non GMO views..it’s a shame.


40 posted on 04/20/2013 9:13:20 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: American Constitutionalist

Sorry for the late reply : /

That is my understanding as well, and due to it’s estrogenic properties, it can’t be to good for ANYONE except post menopausal women, and for them, many sources say it must be fermented. Yet it is being marketed as healthy for everyone from infants on up : o

Eek : \

May God bless,
Tatt


41 posted on 04/21/2013 12:27:14 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: ELS

‘Eating soy_______________’

Good information for the uninformed to read.
I should have added if soy is organic or fermented, it is okay to consume.

We get a host of monthly newsletters from
nutritionally-minded doctors.
Not Sears, but we know of him.


42 posted on 04/21/2013 3:22:37 PM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Can’t remember what Tofu tastes like.
Except if one favors using it, I believe it can be cut up small and thrown in with sauces, gravies, etc., and be well integrated!
There is nutritive value in organic or fermented soy.


43 posted on 04/21/2013 3:28:24 PM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: thesearethetimes...

It’s a feminist conspiracy I tell ya.


44 posted on 04/22/2013 8:50:53 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

Lol! Well, from the aspect of feminizing men, it might sound good to ‘em, but in regard to infants or young females, it has the potential to intensify a whole heck of a lot of physical/emotional issues : o As in - “Just do as I say, and hand over the chocolate, so no one gets hurt.” ; }

As I said before - EEEK!

Do take care, and may God bless you FRiend :)
Tatt


45 posted on 04/22/2013 10:36:32 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

The only time I have used it is in Chicken Chowmien. Soysouce.


46 posted on 04/23/2013 9:06:00 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist

Understood, but the scariest part is that it is in so many processed foods! It certainly pays, (and tastes a whole lot better too ;) to put down the box, and find your own good recipe!

Take care FRiend, and may God keep watch over us all.
Tatt


47 posted on 04/24/2013 2:54:48 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: oneprolifewoman

I wonder how the media would handle this if a Muslim owner objected to paying for contraception.


48 posted on 04/24/2013 2:57:24 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: thesearethetimes...
Maybe that's why my blood vessels feel all crackly rollie, or is it from that indigestible veggie oil that the body can't tolerate.
Let's get back to good old butter and pig fat lard.
49 posted on 04/24/2013 7:05:57 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: thesearethetimes...
It's a conspiracy by the feminist to gender change all men.
Want gender change ? eat soy and tufu.
50 posted on 04/24/2013 7:09:03 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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