Health

Ag Pesticides in California linked to childhood cancers…….

With over 189 million pounds of pesticides, herbicides and insecticides applied to farm fields in the state, our most vulnerable population, children are facing huge health risks. How can anyone have a morally defensible position to continue these practices? Napa is #1 in childhood cancer rates and Sonoma is #3. According to the California Dept. of Pesticide …

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“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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Toxic weed killer (glyphosate) and now deadly arsenic found at unsafe levels in wine

Ring of Fire (Freespeech TV, Monday April 25th, DirecTV channel 348) broadcast a sit down interview with the lead lawyer Mike Burg on the first case to be tried under Prop 65, the law that requires labeling of toxics in California. The judge dismissed the case because he did not understand the complexities of the …

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Napa County has highest cancer rates for children…..Sonoma not far behind…

Napa County has highest cancer rates for children Napa County has the highest cancer rate for children in California according to statistics.  Childhood deaths from cancer are 22.8 deaths per 100,000 people. Sonoma doesn’t fare much better at 20.6 childhood deaths per 100,000 children. For adults, normal cancer rates are 424.94 deaths statewide per 100,000 …

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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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