CMD PR Watch LogoThe Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) broke the story that the $12.9 billion-a-year food retailer (Whole Foods) had a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy when it came to “conventional” — or nonorganic — produce being grown in fields spread with sewage sludge, or “biosolids.”  (Sewage sludge contains human waste, and it is heated to kill certain bacteria, but it can also contain toxic substances and other contaminants such as endocrine disruptors, residue from medications, and other compounds.)

Now the food chain has decided to change its operations and introduce new standards for its growers, prohibiting the use of sewage sludge.



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