Posted by The PRW Staff on February 04, 2014

With the financial recovery looking more like the Great Recession, people are turning to the real goods and services of the earth economy.

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Posted by Rebekah Wilce on February 03, 2014

In a muddled attack on the Center for Media and Democracy and those who are concerned about produce grown in sewage sludge, "The Salt," parroted sewage sludge industry PR and misled readers.

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Rebekah Wilce is a reporter and researcher who directs CMD's Food Rights Network project.

Posted by The PRW Staff on January 30, 2014

Raw milk was big news in the national media just before Christmas.

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Posted by The PRW Staff on January 30, 2014

Did you see President Obama’s State of the Union? While the President had an optimistic tone, I saw the same theme of giving more power to corporations at the expense of the people.

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Posted by Rebekah Wilce on January 21, 2014

John Kinsman, a leader of the global food sovereignty movement who was deeply committed to equality, justice, and peace, passed away on January 20, 2014. In honor of his inspirational life and work, the Center for Media and Democracy's Food Rights Network is republishing the following 2011 profile of this "food and farm hero."

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Rebekah Wilce is a reporter and researcher who directs CMD's Food Rights Network project.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on January 15, 2014

CMD broke the story that the $12.9 billion-a-year natural and organic foods retailer Whole Foods Market has a policy of "don't ask, don't tell" when it comes to non-organic produce being grown in fields spread with sewage sludge, euphemistically called "biosolids." Since then, activists and PRWatch readers have sent emails to Whole Foods executives asking the company to require its suppliers to disclose this information and label it for customers. Now Whole Foods has announced that it will "prohibit the use of biosolids" as a requirement for produce suppliers.

Rebekah Wilce

Rebekah Wilce is a reporter and researcher who directs CMD's Food Rights Network project.

Posted by The PRW Staff on January 15, 2014

Whole Foods Market has agreed to stop selling produce grown in sewage sludge! Ask Whole Foods to make this announcement public, and tell them you’ll be watching to see that these changes are made.

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Posted by Rebekah Wilce on January 14, 2014

Despite a full-court press defending the supposed benefits of genetically engineered "golden rice," it has never entered production. According to Jonathan Latham of Independent Science News, the science media has utterly failed to report accurately on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- on their failures and criticisms rather than just their potential successes. A transgenic high-protein cassava, a type of starchy edible root, was lauded in the scientific press but fizzled not long after. So did a supposedly virus-resistant sweet potato that was widely hailed in the media. According to Jonathan Latham of Independent Science News, these and others are just a few examples of what he says is the utter failure of the science media to report accurately and critically on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) -- on their failures rather than just their touted successes.

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Rebekah Wilce is a reporter and researcher who directs CMD's Food Rights Network project.

Posted by The PRW Staff on January 10, 2014

West Virginia residents in eight counties and part of a ninth were told Thursday evening not to drink, cook with or wash with water supplied by West Virginia American Water after a leak earlier in the day at a chemical facility along the Elk River.

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Posted by The PRW Staff on December 11, 2013

Bulletproof Securities, the Arizona private security firm that was operating without a license in northern Wisconsin to protect a controversial mine owned by Gogebic Taconite, may have broken the law by misleading regulators when it finally got around to applying for its license.

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