Health

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…

 

State clears a hurdle for Roundup warning

Over 84,000 pounds of RoundUp used in Sonoma County vineyards in 2013 alone….. http://democratherald.com/business/california-clears-hurdle-for-cancer-warning-label-on-roundup/article_f7cf9dc3-bf7f-570e-bd08-d7c850073914.html By SCOTT SMITH Associated Press Jan 27, 2017 Updated Jan 27, 2017 Shortly afterward, the most populated U.S. state took its first step in 2015 to…

 

Fearing pesticides reach

The wine industry admits to their over 2 million pounds of chemicals in Sonoma County they use yearly in the following article. Napa is number one in childhood cancer rates and Sonoma is not far behind. The Dept. of Pesticide Regulations…