Sewage Sludge: Whole Foods Quietly Agrees To Drop Waste Grown Produce

gevirusJanuary 15, 2014

By Heather Callaghan for Activist Post

RUSH Editor’s note: In New Zealand packaged organic compost contains ‘night soil’ which is recycled human waste etc. as referred to in the following article.

In December 2012, whistleblower Mario Ciasulli, a semi-retired electrical engineer in North Carolina, put pressure on Whole Foods to come clean about a fertilizer method among their conventional produce suppliers.

That is, using sewage sludge, the “pink slime” of large produce farming. No joke – actual sewage. Whole Foods’ conventional produce is grown on soil layered with human waste as a fertilizer.
The stuff that’s flushed down sinks, drains and toilets? The water is removed from the resulting sludge, heated and sprayed. Yes, this includes pharmaceutical residues, chemicals, heavy metals, BPA, phthalates, resistant pathogens, PFCs, industrial solvents, flame retardants and other things that heat is insufficient to treat. Guess what else? There is a ton of evidence that these things “bioaccumulate” in the plants and organisms that eat them. It is doubtful that this practice is good for pollinators.

The company escaped scrutiny for a long time by referring to the waste as “bio-solids.” Here is the origin of that little PR spin

The company escaped scrutiny for a long time by referring to the waste as “bio-solids.”

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