Remember the lawsuit alleging inorganic arsenic in wines at toxic levels?

Wine & Water Watch posted the California lawsuit against the wine industry for using inorganic arsenic to help with color, taste of wines last year. We have also reported that the labeling for wines doesn’t allow consumers to know the additives which are closely protected by the industry.

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We have been alerting consumers to the glyphosate dangers in wine and now our friends at the Organic Consumers Association are reporting a new study linking arsenic from glyphosate (RoundUp) as a by product. It’s time to ban non organic chemicals period.

What’s in your wines? March 24th, 1-3pm, Sebastopol Center for the Arts you’ll have a chance to find out. See our events listing with Pam Strayer, expert on chemical use in vineyards and organic wines. Free, open to first 70 attendees. Pam will be rolling out her new wine app for organic and biodynamic wines and will be giving attendees a free, partial list of Sonoma County organic and biodynamic vintages.


Arsenic & Old Monsanto

Last week we told you about a new study showing that Monsanto’s Roundup® weedkiller damages the gut microbiome of rats.

This week, scientists report that glyphosate-based herbicides, including Roundup®, contain toxic levels of heavy metals, including arsenic.

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, has been the subject of intense scrutiny and controversy. Documents recently made public as a result of multiple lawsuits filed against Monsanto by people who blame exposure to Roundup® for their non-Hodgkin lymphoma suggest Monsanto has known for decades about the health risks related to glyphosate.

Some countries have banned its use.

But as the authors of this latest study point out, glyphosate is not the only ingredient in herbicides like Roundup®—it’s one of multiple ingredients. Those other ingredients make glyphosate-based herbicides even more dangerous than we thought—and should lead to a global ban on all glyphosate-based herbicides.

According to Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini, one of the authors of the study:

These results show that the declarations of glyphosate as the active principle for toxicity are scientifically wrong, and that the toxicity assessment is also erroneous: glyphosate is tested alone for long-term health effects at regulatory level but the formulants – which are composed of toxic petroleum residues and arsenic – are not tested over the long term. We call for the immediate transparent and public release of the formulations and above all of any health tests conducted on them. The acceptable levels of glyphosate residues in food and drinks should be divided immediately by a factor of at least 1,000 because of these hidden poisons. Glyphosate-based herbicides should be banned.

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