Health

5 Officials Charged with Involuntary manslaughter in Flint Water Crisis….what about pesticides and other carcinogens?

From our friends at Mother Jones: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/06/flint-water-crisis-involuntary-manslaughter/ 5 Officials Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Flint Water Crisis Michigan attorney general files the most serious charges yet against current and former government officials in Flint case. Nathalie BaptisteJun. 14, 2017 1:38…

 

Monsanto’s Mess-Four Signs Consumers Are Winning

Keep up the pressure!   https://www.organicconsumers.org/blog/monsanto%E2%80%99s-mess%E2%80%94four-signs-consumers-are-winning Monsanto’s Mess—Four Signs Consumers Are Winning When the colours turn grey and the lights all fade To black again We’re in over our heads But somehow we make it back again – lyrics from…

 

Alternatives to Roundup

The following are 2 recipes that are good alternatives to glyphosate. They are cheaper and may require spraying twice but aren’t destroying your health or that of the environment. Please tell us about your experiences and if you have other…

 

Use of chemicals confirmed at strawberry stand

The community has believed for years that the wonderful strawberries from Lao’s on Hwy. 12 between Sebastopol and Santa Rosa did not use pesticides. A recent article by Sonoma West Times & News has found out otherwise. Lao has been…

 

California allowed to label Roundup as carcinogen

Public health before profits? Alternative to glyphosate: one gallon vinegar, 2 cups Epsom salts, 1/4 cup dawn dish soap. Some people like organe oil as part of the recipe. Court Rules Against Monsanto, Allows California To Put Cancer Warning On Roundup…

 

Napa County wineries face more permit scrutiny

About time, neighbors have been calling in for years documenting violations with little or no action…..now can they stop the deforestation, chemical pollution, traffic problems and water mining?   http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/northbay/napacounty/6997059-181/napa-county-wineries-face-more?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=manual&utm_campaign=20170105&artslide=0 Napa County wineries face more permit scrutiny GARY QUACKENBUSH FOR NORTH…

 

From our friends at Food & Water Watch

We’ve submitted our remarks, hope you do the same. People power works… Trump & Pruitt Want to CUT Environmental Protections — and They Want YOUR Input Submit Your Comment and Give Them a Piece of Your Mind! This week, Environmental Protection Agency…

 

Monsanto Tribunal in the Hague

It’s official, the Monsanto Tribunal declared that Monsanto is guilty of negatively impacting a healthy environment and the right to health as a basic human right.   On Tuesday April 18th the five international judges of the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal…

 

Got Asthma?

This just in from Napa Vision 2050: “Last week we shot these photos of vineyard burning, a threat to health in our Napa Valley. Just look at the particles flowing up-valley from this burn going to the California Veteran’s Home….

 

UPDATE: TAX ON WINE GRAPES AS WELL AS ON CANNABIS?

MARCH 26, 2017 UPDATE: The reaction of residents to the idea of taxing the wine industry for grapes in the same way cannabis growers are being taxed on marijuana crops is growing, as evidenced by another letter in yesterday’s Santa…

 

List of California Wines Containing Arsenic

http://deadstate.org/heres-a-complete-list-of-the-wine-brands-that-have-been-poisoning-you-with-arsenic/  Sky Palma, DeadState.org, March 21, 2015 In previous posts on this website, we discussed the class-action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that took Big Wine to task for high levels of inorganic arsenic found in 83 wines…