The bandwagon opposing aerial spraying for light brown apple moth eradication is gaining momentum.
Last night, San Francisco Supervisors Carmen Chu, Gerardo Sandoval, and Ross Mirkarimi, along with scientists, physicians and organic farmers, all addressed a standing-room-only crowd of hundreds at the Hall of Flowers in Strybing Arboretum.
Senator Carole Migden praises the efforts of the assembled experts.
In related news, the “twist-tie” approach is under new scrutiny in San Mateo County.
On it goes. Per the Chronicle:
On Saturday, Stop the Spray Marin is holding a march and rally from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the southwest end of the Corte Madera Town Center. More information about the events is at www.sfspraytownhall.org and www.stopthespraymarin.org.
It’s hard to imagine light aircraft buzzing the city with spray canisters firing after seeing all this agitation, but who knows…
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