I love Napa and Sonoma and would rather swallow a crumpled-up wine box than dis either one of them. But if money talks, a much better California county for wine lovers is on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The public has every right to know the quality of its water and every right to fully understand the risks and benefits of modern agriculture. Do agriculture's benefits outweigh the public right to clean water? Is farming that does not pollute water even possible?
For sure, the consequences of foodborne illness can be devastating, and we need to deal with the problem. A smart, science-based approach can help us make sure our response actually addresses the sources of risk.