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Pesticides and Wine, By the Numbers

Meghan French Dunbar January 3, 2015
26 MILLION: The number of pounds of pesticides used in California in 2012 on conventionally grown wine grapes. 14: The number of different chemicals found in one bottle of conventionally produced Bordeaux during a study in 2010. 6: The number of commonly used fungicides that may persist in finished conventionally produced wine in amounts that exceed what the EPA considers to be a safe dose. 1 MILLION: The number of pounds of pesticides used in 2012 in California that are considered “bad actors” - chemicals that cause cancer, are neurotoxins, or directly contaminate groundwater. 400,000: The number of pounds of glyphosate (an herbicide commonly known as Roundup), which has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease, infertility, and cancer, used in 2010 on wine grapes in California.

26 MILLION

The number of pounds of pesticides used in California in 2012 on conventionally grown wine grapes.

14

The number of different chemicals found in one bottle of conventionally produced Bordeaux during a study in 2010.

6

The number of commonly used fungicides that may persist in finished conventionally produced wine in amounts that exceed what the EPA considers to be a safe dose.

1 MILLION

The number of pounds of pesticides used in 2012 in California that are considered “bad actors” – chemicals that cause cancer, are neurotoxins, or directly contaminate groundwater.

400,000

The number of pounds of glyphosate (an herbicide commonly known as Roundup), which has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease, infertility, and cancer, used in 2010 on wine grapes in California.

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