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Thu May 15 2008
CASS Releases Economic Impact Report on LBAM Pesticide Spray Program
Thu May 15 2008
Economic Impacts and Solutions: Clearing the Air in the CDFA, USDA Pesticide Spray Program
On May 5th, Foster Gamble and the Economic Action Team of the California Alliance to Stop the Spray (C.A.S.S.), released a forty page report on the economic impact to the state of California in response to the CDFA/USDA plan to spray multiple California counties with a micronized concoction of synthetic “pheromone” and chemicals to "eradicate" the Light Brown Apple Moth – a moth with zero history of causing crop damage anywhere in the world.

C.A.S.S. has uncovered several segments of the California economy that will sustain heavy negative impact if the spraying program goes forward. These include the areas of tourism, real estate and organic farming, among others. The report shows that the expected losses in these areas will dwarf the financial losses the CDFA claims big California agri-business will incur if the moth is not eradicated. imc_pdf.gifRead More and Download the Report

see also: imc_video.gifDebunking Moth Myths: UC Scientists Speak Out | imc_video.gifLBAM Takes San Francisco | California Alliance to Stop the Spray | LBAMspray.com