June 26, 2011 6:29:58 AM PDT
"Part of the effort to defend pesticides was actually funded by taxpayers through a highly controversial $180,000 grant to the Alliance for Food and Farming from the state of California – a pass-through of federal funds provided under the 2008 farm bill."
This is so aggravating! I doubt that most of the public would give it a second thought, though. It amazes me how conditioned people are to pesticides and herbicides. We have grown up believing this is good for us, and that the world would starve if not for "magical" pesticides.