California Court Ends State Pesticide Spraying

attachmentBy MCNS Staff

A judge ordered the California Department of Food and Agriculture to cease using chemical pesticides in its statewide program until the agency complies with state environmental laws.

The injunction was issued just over a week ago and is a sweeping victory for 11 public-health, conservation, citizen and food-safety groups as well as the city of Berkeley. The coalition sued the state after unsuccessfully attempting for years to persuade the agency to shift to a sustainable approach to pest control that protects human health and the environment. For more on this environmentalist victory, click here.

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