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Thu Mar 13 2008Plan Announced To Spray Toxic Biological Chemicals Over San Francisco
Thu Mar 13 2008Aerial Treatments Resume June 1st in Monterey Bay Area and Begin August 1st in SF Bay Area
The US Government is planning to poison more than two million people, in California, using an untested biological "pesticide" this summer. The chemical to be sprayed is classified by the EPA as a "pesticide" and the plan is to douse cities with a chemical designed to stick to everything it touches for 90 days or longer.
This application is not a one-time event, but will continue every 1-3 months for as long as five years. The pesticide to be sprayed is not designed to harm the light brown apple moths that it was designed to combat, but merely to confuse its mating habits. While harmless to moths, the pesticide has been documented to harm humans.
On January 24th, 2008, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Chuck Conner announced the availability of $74.5 million in emergency funding to combat the light brown apple moth (LBAM) "infestation" in California. President Bush's recent budget proposal sent to Congress sets aside $330 Million to eradicate plant pests, like the LBAM. It is unprecedented to design a long term plan to spray chemicals on people, which are untested for safety. Read More
see also: BioChem Spray Maker & Owner visits Monterey 3/13 Rally || CCOF Modifies Stance on Light Brown Apple Moth Treatment Program || A Clear and Present Danger || Previous Coverage on Indybay