Keyword: pesticide

Celebrated French organic wine producer risks jail over pesticide order

Thibault Liger-Belair is defying orders to spray a pesticide on his Burgundy vines after an outbreak of flavescence dorée 40 kilometres away.

French organic winegrower fined for refusing to spray grapes with pesticide

Emmanuel Giboulot handed €500 fine for refusal to spray; his critics claim he put other winegrowers' crops at risk from flavescence dorée disease.

French organic winemaker in court for shunning pesticides

Emmanuel Giboulot is backed by enviromentalists but other winemakers say not tackling harmful vine pest is like 'refusing vaccination'.