Health

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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