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Down with the Brown Moth

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City government stepped into the fray today, as Supe Ross Mirkarimi issued a bill that, if passed, will force the city to stop the state's plan to spray pesticides over the city on August 1st. Public Enemy No. 1: A light brown apple moth that has some sort of impact on some farmers' crops, somewhere. (Read: we live in a city, not an episode of Green Acres) “We don’t grow apples in San Francisco, we grow children,” said one opponent of the plan in response to the 643 cases of illness were reported following last fall's Peninsula hose job. [SFBG]