Health

PD letter to the editor: Pesticide Risks

Pesticide risks EDITOR: Thanks for your coverage of groundwater in Sonoma County and providing a general description of groundwater quantity, including areas of depletion because of excessive pumping by vineyards and other uses. Another important water-quality topic is pesticide occurrence…

 

Concern over loss of U.S. farmland

Note to Napa and Sonoma County Supervisors, alcohol “farms” are not food, silage or fiber! You can’t call yourself an agriculture community when you import 98% of your food according to Go Local. “According to the American Farmland Trust, the…

 

Top Ten Reasons to Reject the House Farm Bill HR2

Call or email your Representative now: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative NATIONAL SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE COALITION: House Committee’s Farm Bill Fails American Family Farmers National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition disappointed, urges Congress to do better Washington, DC, April 18, 2018 – Today, the House Agriculture Committee passed (26-20)…

 

Monsanto loses right to patent seeds

The ruling is a boost to domestic seed companies that used Monsanto’s gene to prepare Bt Cotton seeds for farmers, and will seriously curb the ability of multinationals to establish a seed monopoly in India, which is the goal of…

 

What Could Go Wrong? Easy actions you can take…

From the Organic Consumers Association: What Could Go Wrong? URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Tell the EPA: Ban Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Glyphosate-Based Roundup Weedkiller! The EPA has been conducting its required Monsanto is working frantically with its cronies at the U.S. Environmental Protection…