Monthly Archives: May 2013

OPINION Section of Sonoma West Craig Litwin

Sonoma West Children are sacred by Craig Litwin |Many of us enjoy the bounty of Sonoma County’s agricultural community, our local meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables and the value added products. We produce fantastic olives, cheeses, breads, and of course our world renowned wines.We also have one of the fastest growing organic food industries in the (continued)
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Sonoma West

Posted on May 10, 2013 By Mina

Review Highlights Dangerous Health Effects of Glyphosate

Beyond Pesticides A review of the scientific literature of the toxic effects of  glyphosate , one of the most popular weed killers in the U.S. and the active ingredient in Roundup, links the herbicide to a wide range of diseases and suggests that more research is needed. The review, conducted by a scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (continued)
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Beyond Pesticides

Posted on May 9, 2013 By Mina

Alliance Fights Paul Hobbs Winery Orchard Conversion

Sonoma County Gazette Mothers and Allies Challenge Wine Industrialist By Shepherd Bliss Half a dozen mothers from Sebastopol and its countryside quickly rallied hundreds of people to their side to challenge Sonoma County’s Paul Hobbs Winery. He wants to convert a 40-acre apple orchard into a vineyard that would use pesticides; it borders five schools (continued)
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Sonoma County Gazette

Posted on May 9, 2013 By manishie

Vineyard conversion at Twin Hills District in the works

Sonoma West by David Abbott Sonoma West Editor THUSD parents up in arms about proposal Orchard View School may have to change its name soon, as the 40-acre apple orchard surrounding the Twin Hills Union School District (THUSD) campus is in the process of becoming a vineyard.News of the conversion, prompted by the demolition of (continued)
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Sonoma West

Posted on May 1, 2013 By Mina