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Slow Down After the fires, the wine industry needs to change

https://www.bohemian.com/northbay/slow-down/Content?oid=4549980 Slow Down After the fires, the wine industry needs to change by Pamela Singer Since the October fires, I have read periodicals and listened to the news regarding accounts of the catastrophic fires and the tragic aftermath, but nowhere…

 

Climate Change Challenges Chile’s Vineyards

Climate Change Challenges Chile’s Vineyards https://www.npr.org/2017/11/24/566326375/climate-change-challenges-chiles-vineyards November 24, 20175:08 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Philip Reeves Facebook Twitter Climate change is having a big impact on Chile’s wine industry. Growers are being forced to change the way they position…

 

Tasting Rooms Battle Heats Up in Sonoma

Influential wine writer Liza B. Zimmerman asks a question that Wine and Water Watch has been trying to find an answer to for several years: “How many tasting rooms are too many? “ “Is Sonoma overdoing the number of tasting…

 

EU Says NO to Five More Years of Monsanto’s Roundup

Update: despite evidence of bribery and censored “studies”  EU barely passes a 5 year approval. With millions of pounds of glyphosate used yearly in the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa it’s time to ban this cancer causing chemical. No excuses.  …

 

In California, the whole state is Wine Country

“California has privileged wine to a degree that might embarrass your local aristocrat. Our state is famous for its high taxes, but makes an exception for wine. Our taxes on alcohol, a legacy of a powerful 20th-century liquor lobby, are…

 

Disaster a chance to re-examine priorities

Residents weigh in, from our local Sonoma County blog, waccobb.net Our supervisors sold us down the river a while back to these corporate special interests. The business model base for the wine/tourism industry is totally rigged to the upper classes….

 

OPINION: PRMD approves Winery Use-Permits that Urbanize Rural Areas

Update: Skirting Protections http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7459500-181/thursdays-letters-to-the-editor EDITOR: The recent article about proposed development along Old Redwood Highway on the outskirts of Santa Rosa is an example of efforts to skirt protections for open space and greenbelts (“Cloverleaf Ranch a family affair for…

 

Can Folic Acid Mitigate Autism-linked Effects of Pesticides?

Thank you commenter who sent this online article to Wine and Water Watch. We should not have to mitigate being poisoned for someone else’s profits. Mitigating destruction should never be an alternative when it comes to health, safety and welfare of natural…

 

Pam Strayer Oct. 21st, 1-3pm

Wine & Water Watch Is Proud to Present Pam Strayer Oct. 21st,  1-3 pm Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 So. High St., Sebastopol,  Fireside Room What’s on those vines? Want to be an informed consumer and support a healthy…