Rebekah Wilce

Rebekah Wilce is a farmer with a degree in writing from the University of Arizona. She researches and reports for CMD and milks cows at a local farm. She is the lead writer for CMD's Food Rights Network.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 7:15am
Pesticide and GMO Companies Spend Big in Hawai'i
Hawai'i has become "ground zero" in the controversy over genetically modified (GMO) crops and pesticides. With the seed crop industry (including conventional as well as GMO crops) reaping $146.3 million a year in sales resulting from its activities in Hawai'i, the out-of-state pesticide and GMO...
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Alexis Baden-Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association protesting the corruption of organic safeguards at the National Organic Standards Board meeting in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo: @JennyHops reporting for Politico Pro) Views
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 6:45am
Are Organic Standards in Jeopardy? Watchdogs Say 'Yes'
When organic activist Alexis Baden Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association was arrested after leading a " spirited protest " against watering down organic standards last month, she wasn't at a rally on the street or in a park. She was at a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board, a 15-...
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Industry-backed science has a long history of misleading consumers to service the bottom line of corporations. When it comes to genetically-modified crops, the stakes are huge. (Photo: Getty images) Views
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:30am
Science Media Centre Spins Pro-GMO Line
A new report commissioned by Prime Minister David Cameron suggests that GMOs have now been shown to be safe and that the United Kingdom may need to grow them in order to rely less on imports. Since consumer campaigning got GMOs labeled and crop restricting implemented in the United Kingdom, Cameron...
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Monday, February 3, 2014 - 1:58pm
NPR's "The Salt" Blog Muddies the Issue of Sewage Sludge
In a muddled attack on the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) and those who are concerned about produce grown in sewage sludge, "The Salt," NPR's James Beard award-winning food blog, parroted sewage sludge industry PR and misled readers with the article " Whole Foods Bans Produce Grown With Sludge. But Who Wins? " published on January 21.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 8:22am
Under Pressure, Whole Foods Agrees to Stop Selling Produce Grown in Sewage Sludge
The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) broke the story that the $12.9 billion-a-year natural and organic foods retailer Whole Foods Market had a policy of "don't ask, don't tell" when it comes to "conventional" -- or non-organic -- produce being grown in fields spread with
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 2:21pm
ALEC’s Extreme Legislative Agenda for 2014
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meets in Washington, DC this week for its "States and Nation Policy Summit," which is one of the ways ALEC crafts and pushes its legislative agenda for the coming year. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz -- who helped push the country to the brink of financial default to thwart the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- headlines the conference on Thursday, December 5. Failed vice-presidential candidate Rep.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 1:42pm
Outsourcing America: Sodexo Food Service Contractor Siphons Cash from Kids and Soldiers while Dishing Up Subprime Food
Since the 2008 financial crisis, cash strapped states have accelerated the outsourcing of America in hopes of delivering the same services more cheaply.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 8:41am
ALEC in 2013: Rightwing Legislative Group Fuels Race to the Bottom in Wages and Worker Rights
At least 117 bills introduced in 2013 fuel a "race to the bottom" in wages, benefits, and worker rights and resemble "model" bills from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), according to a new analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), publishers of ALECexposed.org .
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 10:49am
Bills to Label Genetically Engineered Foods Introduced in Illinois and Iowa
Bills were introduced in the Iowa and Illinois state senates last week that would require genetically engineered (GE) foods to be labeled. Iowa's bill would require labeling if a food contains more than nine-tenths of a percent GE ingredients, whereas Illinois' bill has a one percent threshold.
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Friday, October 26, 2012 - 6:39am
Big Ag Ad Blitz Puts GMO Labeling in Jeopardy
California Proposition 37 to label foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is up for a vote on Tuesday, November 6. It enjoyed broad popular support as of September, with a USC Dornsife/ Los Angeles Times poll showing support by 61 percent of registered voters.
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