Nature's Path is a privately owned, family-run, certified organic manufacturer of breakfast cereals, granolas, hot oatmeal, waffles, toaster pastries and snack bars. Nature’s Path is North America's largest organic cereal brand, with products sold in 42 countries around the world
The company was started by Arran and Ratana Stephens in 1985 in British Columbia, Canada and the first product was Manna Bread. The Stephens' son, Arjan, and daughters, Jyoti and Gurdeep, currently work at Nature’s Path. Prior to opening Nature’s Path, Arran Stephens opened Canada’s first large organic supermarket in 1971, called Lifestream, and sold a successful line of natural products. Lifestream was sold to Kraft in 1981, but bought back by Stephens in 1995. Nature’s Path employs approximately 350 people at its three facilities in Canada and the United States.
In 2008, the company purchased 2,240 acres of organic farmland in Saskatchewan that it crop shares with family farmers. Nature’s Path serves as an outlet/processor for many independent organic family farmers representing approximately 100,000 organic acres. Nature’s Path has been a staunch opponent of GMO proliferation since 2001, and founder Arran Stephens was an early supporter and board member of the Non-GMO Project. Nature’s Path products are tested to bear the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal. The brand sponsored the Right2Know GMO March in 2011, and is active in supporting Proposition 37, previously the California Right to Know ballot initiative, for mandatory GMO labeling in California by contributing $600,000, plus time and support. Unfortunately, the company's reputation for being "sustainable and good for the environment" was brought into question when Nature's Path owner, Arran Stephens, was found guilty of illegally chopping down trees in a Vancouver, BC neighborhood. 
The company’s organic products are sold under the Nature’s Path®, Flax Plus®, EnviroKidz®, and Optimum® brand names in grocery and specialty foods stores in over 42 countries worldwide.
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