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    Jude Iam's Avatar
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    you might want to know... glyphosate in your drink?

    https://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=...6&e=d579e9c173
    Hold my beer


    Because there's pesticide in it.

    The only drink tested that contained no glyphosate was Peak Beer Organic IPA. The comestible with the highest amount of glyphosate? Sutter Home Merlot. The 19 are shown below with the parts per billion (ppb) of glyphosate they contained.
    Beers
    Tsingtao Beer: 49.7 ppb
    Coors Light: 31.1 ppb
    Miller Lite: 29.8 ppb
    Budweiser: 27.0 ppb
    Corona Extra: 25.1 ppb
    Heineken: 20.9 ppb
    Guinness Draught: 20.3 ppb
    Stella Artois: 18.7 ppb
    Ace Perry Hard Cider: 14.5 ppb
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: 11.8 ppb
    New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale: 11.2 ppb
    Sam Adams New England IPA: 11.0 ppb
    Stella Artois Cidre: 9.1 ppb
    Samuel Smith's Organic Lager: 5.7 ppb Wines
    Sutter Home Merlot: 51.4 ppb
    Beringer Founders Estates Moscato: 42.6 ppb
    Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon: 36.3 ppb
    Inkarri Malbec, Certified Organic: 5.3 ppb
    Frey Organic Natural White: 4.8 ppb Should such small amounts be of concern? Maybe. The report says:
    "While these levels of glyphosate are below EPA risk tolerances for beverages, it is possible that even low levels of glyphosate can be problematic. For example, in one study, scientists found that 1 part per trillion of glyphosate has the potential to stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells and disrupt the endocrine system."
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    Re: you might want to know... glyphosate in your drink?

    The EPA under corporate pressure has raised "excepted levels of glyphosate" higher several times now due to the dramatic rise in glyphosate use in the US. Here in the county, last CDPR state report was over 76,900 pounds of concentrated glyphosate or RoundUp on our "Sustainable" vineyards. We live in a toxic cesspool of chemicals that get into our water, air and soil and cannot be voided. Nature should have more rights than corporations. We need nature to survive.

    Please support our organic and biodynamic growers. Since the "Sustainable Sonoma" campaign by the wine industry, our organic acreage has gone down from 2.6% to less than 1% of our acreage. Successful campaign, health effects will be here for years, children and elderly pay the highest price. The wine industry found out that consumers will pay more for what they think is sustainable. Be clear it is just greenwashing for sales. Sustainable is NOT organic! Check out that Sebastopol and West County are heavily impacted.
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    Re: you might want to know... glyphosate in your drink?

    Thank-you. Crucial information.
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    Re: you might want to know... glyphosate in your drink?

    so, purely on intuition, i picked up a malbec from argentina tonight (grocery outlet 3.99 ;>0))
    and then checked. yaaay.
    then found 2 local organic wines as well. yaaaY YAAAY -bottom article

    Which countries’ wines have the least amount of pesticides?

    BEPPI CROSARIOLCOLUMNIST
    PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 23, 2015 UPDATED MAY 15, 2018

    See article here
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    Re: you might want to know... glyphosate in your drink?

    How can I check to see which landscapers are using glyphosate and where?

    Thanks,
    Juna

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    Re: you might want to know... glyphosate in your drink?

    All uses of pesticides need to be registered with the county Ag. Dept. One thing you could do is check with them, though it is not unusual for someone to use glyphosate and not register its use.

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    How can I check to see which landscapers are using glyphosate and where?

    Thanks,
    Juna
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    Re: you might want to know... glyphosate in your drink?

    More info: The California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation keeps exact records of all chemicals used: https://www.cdpr.ca.gov/ then go into Databases and Pesticides Portal which then directs you by chemical, county and users. Note there are 3 forms of glyphosate (Round Up), all toxic.
    The database won't tell you exactly who the landscaper is but as I recall the landscapers were number two in use but hardly anything compared to vineyards.

    Shepherd is right that the county Ag Commissioner has that info by FOIA which takes some time and has minor costs attached. They need addresses so if it's a landscaper you'd have to see the truck or know who is managing the property.

    Remember that poisoning from pesticides have the same symptoms as a flu. Good luck.
    Also you have recourse:
    California Code of Regulations (Title 3. Food and Agriculture)
    Division 6. Pesticides and Pest Control Operations

    6614. Protection of Persons, Animals, and Property.
    (a) An applicator prior to and while applying a pesticide shall evaluate the equipment to be used, meteorological conditions, the property to be treated, and surrounding properties to determine the likelihood of harm or damage.
    (b) Notwithstanding that substantial drift would be prevented, no pesticide application shall be made or continued when:
    (1) There is a reasonable possibility of contamination of the bodies or clothing of persons not involved in the application process;
    (2) There is a reasonable possibility of damage to nontarget crops, animals, or other public or private property; or
    (3) There is a reasonable possibility of contamination of nontarget public or private property, including the creation of a health hazard, preventing normal use of such property. In determining a health hazard, the amount and toxicity of the pesticide, the type and uses of the property and related factors shall be considered.
    NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 12976 and 12981, Food and Agricultural Code.
    Reference: Sections 11501 and 11791, Food and Agricultural Code.
    6616. Consent to Apply.
    No person shall directly discharge a pesticide onto a property without the consent of the owner or operator of the property.
    NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 407 and 12976, Food and Agricultural Code


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    All uses of pesticides need to be registered with the county Ag. Dept. One thing you could do is check with them, though it is not unusual for someone to use glyphosate and not register its use.
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    Re: you might want to know... glyphosate in your drink?

    Glyphosate (Roundup) is an herbicide - not a pesticide. It is used to kill weeds - not bugs. It kills bugs and lots of other things, but it is a plant killer.
    It is extremely common for vineyards to use one or more applications of Roundup every year. This is routine. I doubt that this is registered, even if it is supposed to be. Nearly everyone does it. This is why California wines are getting such a bad reputation. France is now in the process of banning glyphosate for vineyard use. Glyphosate is now on the Prop 65 list as a known toxin. The state of California has declared it carcinogenic. We need to ban this here in Sonoma County!

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    All uses of pesticides need to be registered with the county Ag. Dept. One thing you could do is check with them, though it is not unusual for someone to use glyphosate and not register its use.
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