Corrupt to the Core – LBAM Spraying

LBAM Spray is ToxicOutrageous! All zones of Santa Cruz county are being sprayed with a toxic pesticide, Checkmate LBAM-F to kill the light brown apple moth (LBAM). CDFA has given this “emergency status” even though there has been no documented damage from the light brown apple moth (LBAM) in California. I wonder if the pesticide company that is producing Checkmate LBAM-F is having their pockets lined by this mandated spraying? Thanks Arnie!

After this month, LBAM spraying will resume in March, 2008 and continue every thirty days for nine months. The same LBAM spray schedule will resume again in March of 2009. If you live in the Santa Cruz / Monterey area you should take action to prevent this. A friend of mine who lives in Santa Cruz has children that have asthma. The kids are being made ill by this. After doing some research he found out why, and passed the news along to me. The planes have been spraying all evening. This is SICKENING!

Here are some informational links:

Summary of facts known about the Light Brown Apple Moth

Gov. Schwarzenegger receives $144,600 contribution from Checkmate LBAM-F Manufacturer

Federal judge denies last-minute attempt to stop moth spraying

Pilots Mistakenly Spray Outside Zones

New lawsuit filed to stop moth plan


4 thoughts on “Corrupt to the Core – LBAM Spraying

  1. This morning I received an email from a friend of a friend basically saying not to worry about the spraying. I wrote this in response:

    …I agree that the chemtrails site is a bit over the top. I think the more important issue is that the residents of the counties that are being sprayed were not informed or involved in the decision to spray.

    Furthermore, the CDFA has not produced any meaningful evidence that the LBAM can or would destroy crops. The spraying also apparently violates several state, federal and international laws. It violates the right to personal safety given by the California State Constitution, the very document that creates the California government. It violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, which protects people with chemical sensitivities and other disabilities from discrimination. It violates the Federal constitutional right to personal liberty. It violates the EPA’s laws against spraying pesticides on people. It violates human rights laws that say that human experimentation without consent is unethical and immoral. It violates criminal laws that claim it is a crime to poison children, or anyone else. It violates pollution laws to spray a toxic substance over plants, animals, and waterways. It violates laws against organized crime and it violates the very tenants of our democracy; a system of government designed to represent the people, not to poison the people to represent private agri-business interests.

    In the letter that was written to the home owners who were accidentally sprayed in Monterey it says this,”Toxicologists have stated that the pheromone shows no evidence of toxicity to people, pets or plants; and that humans are unable to react to or even recognize insect pheromones.”

    This is a load of bullshit. If you go to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation site that lists label information on Checkmate LBAM-F, this is listed:


    A0 ORAL

    The company that is producing Checkmate LBAM-F is probably having their pockets lined without regard for the Santa Cruz and Monterey county residents. Regardless of whether or not the spray is a risk to humans, that the residents of Santa Cruz and Monterey county were not involved in the decision to spray is flat-out wrong.


  2. The more I research this, the more it bothers me.

    The light brown apple moth has been in Hawaii for over 100 years and is not considered a “significant pest” by Hawaii’s Department of Agriculture.

    The USDA has said that the light brown apple moth is not spreading.

    No Toxicological testing on animals or plants has been conducted on the Checkmate (LBAM-F) chemical spray.

    Even though required by FIFRA (the U.S. Federal Pesticide Testing and Registration law), no efficacy testing has been conducted on the chemical spray Checkmate (LBAM-F).

    These facts were excerpted from this page:

    Light Brown Apple Moth Summary

  3. The actor formerly known as the “Terminator” will now be referred to as the “Exterminator”

    “…the owner of the pheromone manufacturing company is a major contributor to Gov. Schwarzenegger. State records show that Stewart and Lynda Resnick, co-chairs of Los Angeles-based Roll International, contributed $144,600 to Schwarzenegger’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign. Roll International’s many subsidiaries include Fiji Water, Paramount Agribusiness and Suterra Inc., the company that manufactures the Checkmate products being sprayed on the Peninsula.”

    Thanks Arnie!

    Gov. Schwarzenegger receives $144,600 contribution from Checkmate LBAM-F Manufacturer

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