UPDATED 5/3/2016: Ten wines from the prime growing regions of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties were just tested at Microbe Inotech Labs in St. Louis, Mo.
All ten samples were found to contain glyphosate, the active ingredient in an herbicide sold as Roundup®, a chemical classified a “probable carcinogen” by the World Health Organization.
This independent story by ABC Channel 7 TV News I-Team Reporter Dan Noyes which aired on Thursday night April 28, 2016, is sending shock waves through wine country and beyond.
Wine Water Watch supporters will likely congratulate Dan Noyes and the entire ABC 7 TV I-Team for bringing this important story to light.
While this blog item was being written, the page containing the video and transcript from this segment of the broadcast was apparently removed from the ABC 7 News website. This may be a temporary issue. If the preceding link still doesn’t work when you try to access it, you may want to contact ABC 7 News and ask why the video and transcript of this important story were removed.
Thanks to Mom’s Across America and Yahoo News for posting what appear to be complete screen-captured facsimiles of the original video on their respective sites. Mom’s Across America has also posted an open letter: ABC 7 News Silenced.
For a thoughtful perspective on how such attempts at censorship add to the controversy, read Lewis Perdue’s item in Wine Industry Insight:
If anyone does have an explanation for why this story was taken down at ABC 7, please leave us a comment. Please understand, WWW is an all-volunteer effort, so we will do our best to respond as soon as we can. Thanks.