Another reason to go Organic


This week, Lucy Shaw reported in The Drink’s Business on the danger of pesticides, “Pesticide residues found in 90%
of wines
”.

Please read the article and especially her closing paragraph:

“In May 2012, the French government recognised a link between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease in farm workers,
while last month, UCLA neurologists discovered a link between the pesticide benomyl and Parkinson’s disease.”

This reminded me of an article I read some time ago and my thoughts at the time: while we farm organically to bring back the natural balance to the environment and buy organic produce for health reasons, one of the very important reasons we also have to go this route, is to protect workers in the vineyards, orchards or gardens from being exposed to the
dangers of pesticides and chemicals.

 


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