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May 5, 2008 Press Release

April 3, 2008 Press Release

January 23, 2008 Press Release

January 4, 2008 Press Release


Two Reports by Professor Glen Chase:

  • LBAM Eradication Program - A Fraudulent Program

  • LBAM in California - The True Story: Summary & References Through June 19, 2008



    Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) 101 - A comprehensive and accurate overview of the Light Brown Apple Moth. Prepared by Jeff Rosendale, co-author of the recently released New Zealand Report on IPM Management of LBAM.


    Economic Impacts and Solutions - Clearing the Air in the CDFA, USDA Pesticide Spray Program On Nine Northern California Counties. A Research Summary by the CASS Economics Action Team


    Potential Effects on Pollinators and Implications for California Agriculture
    - A summary report prepared by Daniel Harder Ph.D., Department of Evolutionary Biology, UCSC; Roy Upton; and Thomas Dadant.


    Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) Eradication Program: Post Spray Effects on Animals and Pets
    - A summary report prepared by Roy Upton, LBAM Liaison, Citizens For Health


    What is our position on the proposed Assembly Bills that are related to this issue?


    The LBAM Aerial Spray Program and Human Rights - A report by Environment and Human Rights Advisory (EHRA), listing international human rights norms of concern associated with CDFA's proposed aerial spray program.


    New Zealand Report on IPM Management of LBAM - A comprehensive report by Daniel Harder and Jeff Rosendale, indicating that the Light Brown Apple Moth is only considered to be a minor pest in New Zealand, contrary to what CDFA and USDA have stated. This is the result of a 3-week, 3,000-kilometer fact-finding study in New Zealand where the Light Brown Apple Moth is native.


    Analysis of Toxicology Studies With LBAM and Related Lepidopteran Pheromones
    - Prepared by Richard B. Philip, D.V.M., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, The University of Western Ontario


    643 Documented Complaints of Adverse Reactions following the CDFA’s aerial spraying of two pesticides over densely populated neighborhoods in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties in September, October and November of 2007. By Mike Lynberg and  (opens in 192-page pdf file)

    SUMMARY OF COMPLAINTS and RECOMMENDATIONS  (opens in 10-page pdf file)


    Letter to Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (opens in 13-page pdf file)


    CASS First Letter to Dr. Rama Khalsa of the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency. Also, here is a List of Appendixes that accompanied the letter.

    CASS Follow-up Letter to Dr. Rama Khalsa



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