January 2019 Archives

Sonoma Water’s new – Onerain website

From OAEC Brock Dolman: David Berman recently alerted me to this new Sonoma Water website which shows:  Sonoma County Real-time Rainfall, River-Stream, and Reservoir Data. Have a peek at the long list of rainfall locations, although it looks like deep…

 

Water of the US: Update #4 and shutdown

Background: Allows for pesticide use and groundwater pollution is seasonal or low flow streams that support wildlife and flora. “It is important that even dry streams and riverbeds be considered as “waters of the United States” because, as our recent…

 

Organic and Biodynamic Wine List

We urge everyone to support the wineries listed below. With high childhood cancer rates and glyphosate found in most wines, please support the wine makers who support healthy communities. “Sustainable” means not poisoning and degrading the environment. Our county is…

 

After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller

After the grapes are gone By DAVID KELLER Our succession of boom crops in Sonoma County provides an interesting history — and a cautionary tale. The county’s world-class wine grapes occupy more than 60,000 acres, with vineyard acreage expanding 80…

 

The Wine Industry Needs to Evolve

The Wine Industry Needs to Evolve Source: https://www.winebusiness.com/ by Cyril Penn January 17, 2019 “This is probably the most important report that we’ve put together, Silicon Valley Bank Wine Division EVP and founder Rob McMillan said as he kicked off yesterday’s…

 

Guardian reports: BIG FAIL

In November 2017, the European Food Safety Authority (Efsa) (the equivalent of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration) approved the use of glyphosate for another five years, despite calls for the herbicide to be banned. In December 2017, the U.S….

 

MILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTO Now We Know

New Study from Europe MILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTO: Now We Know Ever wonder how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could continue to support the use of glyphosate—even after 17 of the world’s best scientists at the World Health Organization (WHO)…