UCLA Research: organic, biodynamic wines score how much higher??

Phillipe Lancelot’s Biodynamic Vineyard in Champagne

True or False: Conventionally grown wine grapes use more pesticides than most other crops. 

True. Not too surprising either that pesticides put the health of farm workers, wildlife and neighboring communities at risk. Pesticides are such a huge problem in Champagne that the region has some of the most polluted water in the world according to Champagne expert Caroline Henry.  And people are starting to say NO: In 2014, when teachers and students at a rural school in Bordeaux exposed to these toxic chemicals had to be hospitalized, winemakers faced strong public pressure and protests, which forced the wine industry in France to evolve more rapidly to expand organic farming methods.

True or False: Organic and biodynamic wines score higher than conventionally grown wines.

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Biodynamic, Organic Absinthia

“We’re no longer citizens, we’re consumers,” pointed out Patagonia founder and owner Yvon Chouinard at Ventura College on Earth Day, April 22, 2019. “Webster’s says someone who’s a consumer is someone who destroys.”

Chouinard’s agenda these days has less to do with selling fleece and making money and more to do with saving the planet.

To do so, Chouinard’s passionate about regenerative agriculture which shares many of the same goals and techniques as biodynamic agriculture which I’ve written about many times this year.

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