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The strange gender politics of “natural” living

The following is a guest post by Natalia Mehlman Petrzela. In the last few weeks, Eden Foods, the oldest organic and natural foods producer in the United States has come under fire from its base, a soy-milk swilling and quinoa-cooking clientele who was ostensibly drawn to Eden by the purity of its products and of its liberal politics. Founded as a co-op in the late 1960s in the university town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Eden passionately defends local farming, posts prodigious research on the perils of GMOs, and devotes substantial resources to minimizing the environmental impact of spreading its organic Read more