Fears Over Vine Pesticides Roil France

Dec 31, 2015

A report by French health agencies has found an unexpectedly high number of cancer cases in children in a Bordeaux village, raising questions about pesticide use by grapegrowers. But the investigation didn't recommend action and was released quietly, leading locals to ask whether public officials are ignoring a serious health problem. Wine Spectator's Suzanne Mustacich reports.

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