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

The legal field is fertile ground with regard to 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.

This combination of environmental protection is a member of PAN grouping . Pesticide Action Network, which aims to promote a more restrictive legislation on pesticide use worldwide. A sort of anti-European lobby pesticides which are also found in the Coherence network, based in Lorient, Brittany.

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It did not taste producers of wines, which constitute a powerful pressure group . They complained. The case is recounted here by Rue89. We know the judgment on February 10.

Reports 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 has been the subject of numerous reactions grazing e of the industry.

Mon arguments used by lawyers is hoped that a search engine query + wines pesticide is no longer associated with investigations against-considered negative for the profession. However, this argument does not hold. When you search this topic on Google search engine that for 85% of applications in France, we see that other websites appear first, including Rue 89,, The 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 Google's algorithm.

Ok consumers and growers?

Remains the question of public health. Is there a pesticide in wine? Yes, even a Swiss survey said. Is it dangerous for humans to eat? In the long term yes, but not necessarily more than the alcohol itself. For growers who spray pesticides, and are exposed to much higher concentrations, the question deserves to be an epidemiological investigation as the threat seems to be important for this profession that uses 25% of the total pesticide dispersed in France .

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

  2. Yes, there are pesticide residues in grapes.
    So what?
    Beyond the legal and formal debates, the real question is whether it harms 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 in the front line when they prepare the transvasent, the spread on crops. It is a "sentinel population," more exposed to 1,000 or 10,000 times a simple consumer, a population that is particularly designed for this reason: if the pesticides problem, farmers will be 1000 or 10,000 times more affected than mere consumers.
    All studies on the agricultural world, the United States and Europe show that farmers, those who handle pesticides all day long, have a life expectancy of more than average due to lower mortality by cardiovascular disease and cancer in general ...

    Should we conclude that exposure to pesticides increase the life expectancy?

    Moreover, we find here a classical paradox: on the possible effects panics, never verified, traces of pesticides on grapes ... while the real danger well known, measured ... it's wine, with or without pesticides. Excellent subject of study for a psychoanalyst. Perhaps we might see good souls discussing the dangers of pesticides, seated before their glass of red while smoking their cigarette ...
    More, with references to studies cited on page
    Illusions about the dangers of pesticides

    Pierre Yves