Regarding recent reports of trace amounts of glyphosate in beer, wine and our food supply.
Frey Vineyards is the nation's first certified organic winery, founded in 1980. No herbicides, including Monsanto/Bayer's Roundup, which is formulated with glyphosate, have ever been used in our farming practices. The USDA National Organic Program strictly prohibits the use of any synthetic herbicides. We continue to be dedicated to farming without these harmful chemicals.
Sadly, glyphosate in trace amounts is now found in rainwater across the country because of its application to conventionally farmed agricultural land. Glyphosate in trace amounts can be found in many food products across the United States. We urge consumers to speak up to ban all use of glyphosate.
On a more positive note, glyphosate is on its way to being phased out in Europe and we hope the same will soon happen in the U.S. We donate a significant part of our profits, and have been doing so for nearly four decades, to organizations that fight the use of harmful herbicides and pesticides, including:
It is a difficult battle when up against giant corporations such as the makers of Roundup. However, there are many local and national groups working to ban glyphosate. We urge concerned people to support these groups and embrace certified organic farming, for the health of our children, our environment, and our food supply.