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Activists sue in water project

CADIZ, a foreign company who privatizes water projects worldwide, worked with local officials to hold the mandated public hearings 100 miles away so no one would show up. It’s all about corporate profits……water is a right and owned by everyone….

 

New Farmers Big Challenge: finding land

Food security in wine regions should be a top priority. This article suggest it is the homeowners that are pushing out young farmers but here in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties it is the wine and the new emerging…

 

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…

 

All Aboard the Cannabis Bus???

This week’s Bohemian cover article, it is yet one more example that cannabis growing throughout Sonoma County leads to the opening line: “Look out, wine tours. Make way, brewery crawl.”  The PD also gives lots of coverage of the growing…

 

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…

 

Owen’s Valley Redux? The merchandising of our water resources…..

https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/11/13/farm-vs-city-california-landmark-water-sharing-deal-may-be-crumbling Farm vs. City: California Landmark Water-Sharing Deal May Be Crumbling Written by Matt Weiser The state’s biggest urban supplier hopes to divert water from farms in the Palo Verde Valley by encouraging conservation. But the move may endanger an…

 

“Nature Has Rights”: Activists Call for a Legal Transformation

With no Planet B, Rights of Nature have to be acknowledged. With over 200 communities in the US passing these laws, time to do this everywhere…..we owe this to our children.  “Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission.” http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42565-nature-has-rights-activists-call-for-a-legal-transformation “Nature Has Rights”: Activists…

 

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…