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Climate Change Issues and Farming Practices

“We scientists don’t know how to do that”…..what a commentary!

Living on Earth – Gus Speth calls for a New Environmentalism http://loe.org/content/2015-02-13/LOE_150213_C1_GUS_SPETH_BOOK.mp3 First aired on February 13, 2015 In conversation with host Steve Curwood, NRDC co-founder Gus Speth reflects on the environmental movement both as a previous ‘insider’ and now as a reformer. In his new memoir “Angels by the River” Gus Speth calls for …

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Monsanto’s Glyphosate Found in California Wines, Even Wines Made With Organic Grapes

With soaring cancer rates in Napa and Sonoma along with rising use of glyphosate in vineyards (84,606 pounds on Sonoma vineyards in 2013 alone according to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation cdpr.ca.gov ) no wonder our once safe haven of organic and biodynamic wines is being polluted with the “probable” carcinogen. It is time to ban …

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Ridge Vineyards, Four Seasons Vineyard Management fined for ‘deplorable’ housing

The U.S. Dept. of Labor has fined a Healdsburg-area winery $42,300 for “deplorable” housing, according to the following article in today’s PD. This confirms what farmworkers have reported at our Wine and Water Watch meetings. This is only the tip of a deep iceberg. It further documents that some wineries and vineyards cannot claim to …

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Vineyards and Chemicals Connected to high cancer rates in France

Once again corporate profits trump public health. In Sonoma County, several groups have tried to get this legislation made into adopted regulations. One example is the Paul Hobb’s expansion next to 5 schools in the Sebastopol area. He is a chemically intensive grape grower according to County pesticide reports and got away signing a MOU …

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Climate Change and Farming Practices: Regenerative Agriculture

  As the article states, 50{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of all greenhouse gases are directly attributable to big ag. We need food security in the form of local, small farmers with diversity and non chemical approaches. Support your local farmer! In Sonoma County we IMPORT 96{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of our food and they call us an agriculturally rich county?   Published on Thursday, December 24, 2015 …

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