All California wines tested contain Roundup’s main ingredient glyphosate, which the State of California now classifies as a “known carcinogen”
Before you pick up your next bottle of cab from California, you should know you’ll most likely be sipping on a significant helping of Monsanto’s infamous Roundup herbicide.
The national GMO awareness group, Moms Across America, sent ten bottles of California wine to Microbe Inotech Lab in St.Louis, including organic and biodynamic brands.
All ten wines tested positive for glyphosate.
The wines tested came from across the northern coastal region of California — Napa Valley, Sonoma and Mendocino counties — aka ” Wine Country.”
The contamination levels were 28 times higher in conventional wine than organic wine, with levels ranging from .659 parts per billion in organic to 18.74 parts per billion in conventional wine.
The highest level of glyphosate was found in a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from a conventional, chemically-farmed vineyard. The lowest was in a 2013 Syrah from a biodynamic and organic vineyard that had never been sprayed according to the owner. A second organic wine from 2012 mixed red wine grapes, had .913 ppb of glyphosate.
patented as an antibiotic, has been shown to destroy beneficial gut bacteria and promote the proliferation of pathogenic gut bacteria. The gut bacteria are responsible for 70% of the immune system.
Since the majority of vineyards in these three counties use Roundup/glyphosate, it is suspected that airborne drift from nearby vineyards is contaminating organic crops.