Footprint Foods, makers of Green Cuisine, readily shared its sourcing information with us. While they do not buy directly from family farmers, they are in the five-bean category because their supplier participated in the project and shared the North American sourcing of organic soybeans for Green Cuisine products.
Footprint Foods provides vegetarian foods without the use of chemical solvents.
“Green Cuisine manufacturing plant was purchased by Ron and Carmen Wells in June, 2008. Buying Green Cuisine was a really exciting step, as they are both familiar with the brand from their experience in the natural market industry. The Green Cuisine product line now resides under the Footprint Foods Ltd. brand.
Footprint Foods will continue providing organic, vegan, healthy products such as tofu, tempeh, amasake, and mochi. Their company also believes in offering Canadian made, natural products, introducing ways to contribute to their community; and to lower the carbon footprint in their business.”
|TOTAL (possible score is 1000)||900|
5-Bean Rating | Top-Rated
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.Ownership Structure
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
|100||100% Organic Purchases|
Companies committed to transparency receive the most points.Disclosure of Information for Verification
|100||Full and open disclosure|
Reflects the integrity of the company’s chosen organic certifying organization.Organic Certifier
|100||PACS (British Columbia Certified Organic label)|
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.Organic Product Line
|100||100% Organic Products|
Companies that manufacture in-house receive the most points.Manufacturing
|100||All manufacturing done in-house|
Companies that purchase directly from farmers receive the most points; companies that buy through brokers selling imports receive the fewest.Sourcing and Farmer Relationships
|80||company purchases Canadian-grown soybeans from a broker; broker participated and sourcing could be verified|
Companies that are committed to preventing GMO contamination receive the most points.Prevention of GMO Contamination
Companies that do not add flavor or add only certified organic natural flavor receive the most points.Flavors
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.Soy Lecithin