Rhapsody Natural Foods

CompanyRhapsody Natural Foods
LocationMontpelier, VT
Productstempeh, miso, natto
Market AreaNortheast
Web Sitewww.rhapsodynaturalfoods.org
Total Score980
TOTAL (possible score is 1000) 980
5-Bean Rating
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.
Ownership Structure
100Family Business owned by two farmers
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.
Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
90Not fully organic due to shortage of organic small beans suited for natto
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
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.
Organic Product Line
90Natto is non-GMO
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
100Sources from Canada, working to find Vermont source
Companies that are committed to preventing GMO contamination receive the most points.
Prevention of GMO Contamination
100100% GMO free
Companies that do not add flavor or add only certified organic natural flavor receive the most points.
100no flavors used
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.
Soy Lecithin
100none used