Tag Archives: pesticide exposure

LA TIMES: Organic food linked to less cancer

Pounds of pesticides in 2015 that Sonoma County winegrape growers used: 2,839,007 pounds. Organic and biodynamic acreage down to under 2% with the “Sustainable Sonoma ” campaign that allows some of the worlds worst chemicals to be used. Great PR, bad for…

 

Pesticide Use on California Farms at Near-Record Levels

Pesticide Use on California Farms at Near-Record Levels   Farmers in California, the nation’s top agricultural state, are applying near-record levels of pesticides despite the rising popularity of organic produce and concerns about the health of farmworkers and rural schoolchildren….

 

Pesticide Near School Poses Potential Health Risks

Pesticide Near School Poses Potential Health Risks By Megan Kaun and Nichole Warwick As our children return to school, beauty surrounds many Sonoma County campuses, with bucolic hillsides and sprawling farmland. Yet, unseen toxicity lies within and around these rural…

 

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…