In Vino Veritas. All truths about wine are they good to say?

The legal ground is fertile ground regarding the quarrels of economic sectors. We had the illustration this week with the case between MDRGF and wine producers through. We can read the survey the MDRGF from their site.

The Environmental Protection Association is a member of PAN grouping . Pesticide Action Network, which aims to promote a more binding legislation on the use of pesticides around the world. A kind of European anti-pesticide lobby in which is also found Consistency network, based in Lorient, Brittany.

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That did not taste of producers of wines, which are a powerful lobby . They complained. The case is recounted here by Rue89. We know the judgment on 10 February.

The reports of Special Envoy found in videos in this article are very revealing of the issues that drive this sector evoking both the issue of additives and pesticides. This report is the subject of many reactions of grazing e of the sector.

Mon arguments used by lawyers is to wish that on a search engine query wine + pesticide is no longer associated with deemed negative against Surveys for the profession. However, this argument does not hold. When you search this topic on Google, search engine which concentrate 85% of queries in France, we see that other websites appear first, including Rue 89,, Le Point, and on the same but after page, Le Figaro ... Obviously, the results page is not sustainable and it is modified over time according to the Google algorithm.

Ok consumers and winemakers?

There remains the question of public health. Is it that there are pesticides in wine? Yes, even a Swiss survey says. Is it safe for humans to eat? In the long term, yes, not necessarily more than the alcohol itself. For growers who spray pesticides, and are exposed to much higher concentrations, the issue should be the subject of an epidemiological investigation as the threat seems important for the profession that uses 25% of all pesticides dispersed in France .

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  1. This article raises a very interesting point, which is that lobbying over the Internet, the practice of online influence that can particularly affect an organization's online reputation. However, as you narrate, the Google algorithm theory emphasizes the quality and neutrality of the results.

  2. Yes, there are pesticide residues on grapes.
    So what?
    Beyond the legal and formal controversies, the real question is whether this affects the health of consumers.
    A first answer comes from studies on the health of farmers. Farmers are particularly vulnerable, since they are great manipulators of pesticides to the eternal nature, first in line when the prepare, transvasent them, spread them on crops. It is a "sentinel population," more exposed to 1 000 or 10 000 times than a consumer, a population that is particularly designed for this reason: if pesticides are a problem, farmers will be 1000 or 10,000 times more affected than mere consumers.
    All studies of the agricultural world, the United States and Europe show that farmers, those who handle pesticides all day long, have a life expectancy rather than average due to under-mortality cardiovascular disease and cancer in general ...

    Are we to conclude that pesticide exposure would increase life expectancy?

    Moreover, we find here a classic paradox: it panics the possible effects, never verified, traces of pesticides on grapes ... while the real danger perfectly known, measured ... it's wine, with or without pesticides. Excellent subject for a psychoanalyst. Perhaps one could see good souls discussing the dangers of pesticides, seated before their red glass while smoking their fag ...
    More, with the references of studies mentioned on the page
    The illusions of the dangers of pesticides:

    Pierre Yves