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Use of older pesticides down in California

The use of organophosphate (OP) and carbamate pesticides in the US state of California fell by 66% from 9.6 million lbs (4,354 tonnes) to 3.3 million lbs in 2009, according to a study commissioned by the Alliance for Food and Farming. The study was conducted by Jim Wells of Environmental Solutions Group using data from the California EPA’s Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR). Mr Wells is a former director of the DPR.


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