Health

Glyphosate: “Monsanto’s Roundup Kills and Damages More Than Weeds.”

Monsanto’s Roundup Kills  And Damages More than Weeds By Shepherd Bliss (Sebastopol, California)  Protests against Monsanto’s Roundup, with its poisonous, weed-killing glyphosate, have spread around the globe. An arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a probable cause of cancer in 2015. California’s Environmental Protection Agency (CA EPA) recently decided to label it …

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RIP “Sustainable”, Winegrowers’ 20-page “Sustainable” Sonoma County vineyards published in the PD January 17th, refuted

After viewing the supplement to the Press Democrat telling everyone how sustainable the wine makers are, it is time to hold a funeral for the word “sustainable” if this is what they are calling it. Let’s plan a full on New Orleans style funeral procession to bury this misused word for good. When 12 wineries control …

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Grape Growers Oppose New Pesticide Rules

 PD Article below……We know according to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation that the top 2 forms of glyphosate (Round Up), now regulated as a probable carcinogen with mandatory warning labels in our state, has been used extensively in Sonoma and other counties as a way to control weeds. According to the state database 84,606 pounds of …

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Pesticides as bad for kids’ lungs as cigarette smoke, study says

From the LA Times reporter and published in the Press Democrat: BY GEOFFREY MOHAN Chronic exposure to pesticides can damage children’s lung function by about as much as secondhand cigarette smoke does, according to a study of farmworker children in the Salinas Valley.   The long-term study of 279 children from farmworker families is the first to …

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“More Drugs, More Money” the dark side of the wine industry that we don’t talk about, alcoholism….

  Letters to the editor, Sonoma West Times, November 26th, 2015 EDITOR: So let me get this straight, this whole argument is about the 439 wineries operating in Sonoma County (439 wineries!) wanting the right to grow, process and sell a drug that ruins an untold amount of lives, causes immeasurable amounts of financial and …

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