earthlife is a product of New England Organics sold as fertilizer but made from sewage sludge. Hundreds of communities across the U.S. sell toxic sludge products that are typically renamed biosolids and sold or given away as "fertilizer" or "compost" (and often even labeled or marketed as "natural" or "organic"). earthlife is made from Class A biosolids and sawdust. Whereas this product does not boast about its sewage sludge content, the earthlife website does note that it was the recipient of the 2001 EPA National Biosolids Exemplary Management Award.
- New England Organics
- 135 Presumpscot Street, Unit 1
- Portland, ME 04103
- Phone: 800-933-6474 or 207-781-5011
- Fax: 207-781-5794
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- Branded products containing sewage sludge, SludgeNews Website accessed June 3, 2010.
- New England Organics Products page, Accessed November 19, 2010.
- earthlife website, Accessed cached version November 19, 2010.
- Earthlife website, Accessed cached version November 19, 2010.
- Marie Kulick, Smart Guide on Sludge Use and Food Production, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, 2008.
- Targeted National Sewage Sludge Survey: EPA-822-R-08-016 and EPA-822-R-08-018, EPA, January 2009.
- Environmental Working Group, Dumping Sewage Sludge On Organic Farms? Why USDA Should Just Say No, April, 1998.
- Environmental Working Group, Routes of Exposure sewage sludge: EWG Research on Chemicals in sewage sludge, April 30, 1998.
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