Green Cuisine

CompanyFootprint Foods
LocationVictoria, Canada
Productstofu, tempeh
Market AreaCanada
Total Score900

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.

They write:

“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
80Family Business
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.
Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
100100% Organic Purchases
Companies committed to transparency receive the most points.
Disclosure of Information for Verification
100Full and open disclosure
Reflects the integrity of the company’s chosen organic certifying organization.
Organic Certifier
100PACS (British Columbia Certified Organic label)
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.
Organic Product Line
100100% Organic Products
Companies that manufacture in-house receive the most points.
100All 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
80company 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
40no testing
Companies that do not add flavor or add only certified organic natural flavor receive the most points.
100none used
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.
Soy Lecithin
100none used