Oregon winemaker say organic vineyards not sustainable

“Organic practices have bred a class 11 resistant powdery  mildew (PM) critter. OSU sent out a bulletin saying if you are near an organic vineyard, class 11 fungicides will not work. It appears‎ growing organic grapes is not sustainable, and those growers are rendering some of the tools to combat PM unusable for their neighbors.

But those growers can, full of piety, tell their uninformed customers they are good stewards of their vineyards. What a joke. [Those] hand-wringing Glyphosate are likely in the same group that has helped grow resistant PM. . . .”
Pete Buffington, Abiqua Wind Vineyard

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“The main point in [Wines & Vines’ article by Andrew Adams titled “Arsenic, Herbicide Wine Scares Put in Context. . .] is this: The EPA reference on glyphosate is 0.1 mg/kg per day, and to reach that level of exposure, [a] hypothetical male would have to drink 2,500 glasses of wine per day for 70 years.


But, isn’t it strange that no one talks about the 130,000,000 or more parts per billion of a known cancer causing chemical found in wines: alcohol.”
Jeff Havlin, Havlin Vineyard

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Say What? Roundup (Glyphosate). Use it or lose it? Why?

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