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Nature's Path

Nature's Path Products

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About Nature's Path
In 1971, Arran Stephens and a business partner opened Canada's first large organic supermarket, LifeStream. Founded on the ideal of serving delicious, wholesome foods grown and processed in harmony with nature, the store soon expanded into milling, baking, making muesli, granolas, alfalfa sprouts, nut butters, energy bars, and wholesale distribution. Within a few years, the LifeStream line had grown to include a wide range of products, including both natural and organic whole grain foods and soy-based vegetarian entrees. The company even published its own vegetarian cookbook, which sold over 125,000 copies. Annual sales at LifeStream reached $9 million, making the line one of Canada’s leading natural food brands at the time. LifeStream sales continued to grow to $12 million, but an awkward partnership led to the sale of the company in 1981. It eventually was acquired by Kraft/Phillip Morris.

Then in 1985, Arran and his wife, Ratana, started a new venture christened Nature’s Path, from the back of their natural foods restaurant. The company’s first product, Sprouted Organic Manna Bread, debuted at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, Calif. Organic Multigrain, Multigrain & Raisin, and Millet Rice Flakes were the very first Nature’s Path cereals and remain as popular as ever. By 1989, building on the success of its cereals, the company had grown 800%. To meet demand, acreage was bought and a 54,000 square foot organic processing plant was built in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. This was the first third-party certified organic cereal plant in the world. Later, ten years after starting Nature's Path, the Stephens family purchased back LifeStream from Kraft. Since, the company has continue to expand its facilities and the brands and products it offers--adding waffles, additional cereals, granola and energy bars, flaxseed meal, baking mixes, and more.

What You Should Know
Do you know what is so good about certified organic goodness?
Good food, no synthetic herbicides, no additives or preservatives, not genetically engineered, no irradiation, good ecology, enriched drought resistant soil, less soil erosion, less groundwater pollution, improved farm biodiversity.
Nature's Path chooses non-toxic soy-based inks on all of their paperboard packaging. Vegetable inks are easier to recycle and better for the environment.  Even a portion of the energy used to make their cereals come from "Green Certificates" - which come from 100% new green electricity generated in B.C.
USDA logo on food is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is used when a product is 95-100% organic.