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When Fear Wins: Fallout From the “Dirty Dozen” List

[social_buttons] Experts in Nutrition and Public Health agree that a healthy diet should include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.  These foods have multiple health benefits because they provide dietary fiber, trace minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, and a wide variety of compounds that enhance vein health, reduce cancer risk, and bind dangerous toxins (just to name […]

October 12th

A Sad Day For Wine. A Sad Day for Science

As a grape grower and as a scientist who has spent years studying grape diseases,  I was saddened to read that an experimental planting of biotech grapes was ripped out of the ground yesterday by anti-GMO activists.  It was a government-funded site in the quaint town of Colmar, in far Eastern France  (I’ve been to […]

August 17th

Two Radically Different Views of Celery

[social_buttons] The Environmental Working Group (EWG, an activist organization) and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (a state agency) each have radically different views of the safety of eating celery.  EWG recently put celery on the top of their annual “dirty dozen” list – a ranking of fruits and vegetables by the “number” of pesticides […]

May 12th