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Dangerous pesticides for spraying in the vineyard. Dangerous for whom?

The discussion about organic or not organic is often about the taste of the wine. Maybe there should be a greater focus on the possible harmful effects that pesticides can have on people working with and handling the products.

A new French report made L’Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm) show probable increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer and several other cancers. However, many uncertainties remain and more research is needed, says Inserm in the report.

One of the reasons why wine producers convert to organic farming is precisely to avoid exposing themselves, their families and their employees to these risks.

Read more: www.lavigne-mag.fr

Spraying a vineyard

Spraying a vineyard, copyright BKWine Photography

 

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