wine and arsenic

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Postby Malcolm » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:51 pm

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Kabateck said tests showed the arsenic found was "inorganic" or not naturally occurring. He said it might have been introduced in the vinting process. He noted nearly all of the affected wines sell for between $5 and $10 a bottle.

"Out of 1,306 tests only 83 came back," he said. "We know that the vast majority of the wine business is safe. If you're spending $20 on a bottle of wine you're not going to have concerns most likely."
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Postby GORDON » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:07 pm

I thought arsenic naturally occurred (I refuse to call that 'organic') in apple seeds.
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Postby Malcolm » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:16 pm

GORDON wrote:I thought arsenic naturally occurred (I refuse to call that 'organic') in apple seeds.

Yeah. But not to the extent they found in this. And this ain't apple wine.
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Postby GORDON » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:54 pm

As soon as I hear someone using the word "organic" wrong I usually stop paying attention to them at that point.
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Postby TPRJones » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:23 pm

He might be using it correctly, actually. The article doesn't have enough information to verify either way.

If the arsenic was bound in inorganic chemicals then it could indeed be called inorganic. They don't say who that "Kabateck" is, but if it's a chemist that was probably what he/she meant. It would certainly explain how they could be certain it was introduced and not part of the original ingredients.

If "Kabateck" is some lawyer, then who knows if they got it right or not.




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Postby GORDON » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:55 pm

I was going by the original quote in which the guy explained that inorganic meant not naturally occurring
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Postby TPRJones » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:08 pm

Oh, well if "Kabateck" is a chemist then that mistake is probably the result of the reporter trying to summarize and screwing it up. Reporters are pretty dumb, and that bit isn't in quotes.
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Postby GORDON » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:20 pm

That was my guess as well, but I can only respond to what they print, not what was meant. Ergo, I stop listening to the reporter when he says that particular stupid thing.
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