Friday, August 5, 2016 - Microbe Inotech Lab of St. Louis reports that its testing revealed glyphosate contamination in 10 different California wines. Samples were taken from a mix of large, small, conventional, and organic vineyards. The wines tested came from Napa Valley, Sonoma and Mendocino counties in California. The brand names of the wines were not revealed, since the real issue is the widespread contamination of glyphosate-based herbicides in consumer products.
The contamination of conventional wine was 28 times higher than organic wine, with levels ranging from 0.659 ppb in organic to 18.74 ppb in conventional wine.
Conventional wine growers report that grape vines that would formerly yield grapes for a hundred years are now only lasting 10-12 years. Glyphosate is a chelator, which makes the vital nutrients and minerals of any living thing it touches unavailable.
Also alarming is a study from the California Department of Health showing that breast cancer rates in the Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties are 10 to 20 percent higher than the national average.
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