vineyards

Chlorpyrifos Damaged My Son’s Brain for Life

In Sonoma County did you know:  How Gallo sprayed large amounts of the toxic chlorpyrifos (which the EPA recently tried to ban) at Two Rock? That five Sonoma vineyard management companies are among the very few remaining users in the state of the highly toxic fungicide Mancozeb, another nearly banned substance? That “certified sustainable” wineries […]

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Groundbreaking Study Shows Roundup Herbicide Causes Liver Disease at low levels

Like doing your own research? Here’s some studies you might want to check out…..Glyphosate or RoundUp has also been found in mothers breast milk and childhood vaccines. Scientific study and peer reviewed. Roundup causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at very low … Roundup causes non-alcoholic fatty liver … weedkiller Roundup causes liver damage at doses

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“The Inconveniences of living near a vineyard” by Robert Butler of the Washington Post

Would you buy a home next to a vineyard knowing the millions pounds of chemicals that are being used, the water and air fouled and high cancer rates that are firmly established by multiple studies? ” ….But, loss of ambiance notwithstanding, a neighbor whose house is located close to the vines (thankfully, mine is not)

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New Napa Valley Book Grim About Direction of Valley, State

  By Mike Dunne in the Sacramento Bee A new book by an expert on the Napa Valley isn’t hopeful about the direction Napa has taken: water availability, traffic congestion, pollution and erosion in the valley, and corporate takeover of family wineries have denigrated what once was seen as an agricultural Eden. http://www.sacbee.com/food-drink/wine/dunne-on-wine/article202232974.html

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This just in from Napa Vision 2050: “Last week we shot these photos of vineyard burning, a threat to health in our Napa Valley. Just look at the particles flowing up-valley from this burn going to the California Veteran’s Home.  The Napa County Agriculture Commissioner’s web page offers suggestions on how to get rid of

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UPDATE: TAX ON WINE GRAPES AS WELL AS ON CANNABIS?

MARCH 26, 2017 UPDATE: The reaction of residents to the idea of taxing the wine industry for grapes in the same way cannabis growers are being taxed on marijuana crops is growing, as evidenced by another letter in yesterday’s Santa Rosa Press Democrat: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6805574-181/sundays-letters-to-the-editor A tax on grapes EDITOR: The approval of Measure A, taxing

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