California Court of Appeal to hear “worm poop” case

October 15, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

I’ll be arguing the case of Hahn v. Department of Pesticide Regulation today in the California Court of Appeal in Sacramento. That’s the case in which the state of California has classified a fertilizer made of worm castings as a “pesticide” simply because its manufacturer—businessman George Hahn—truthfully said that fee ...


How does your garden grow?


Author: Reed Hopper We all know the old nursery rhyme Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?  But have we ever pondered the question?  In modern society, large gardens–the kinds that feed nations–grow with the prudent use of pesticides.  CropLife International provides this timely reminder: Pesticides h ...


In a better world, enviro groups would appreciate the importance of chemicals and pesticides

September 21, 2010 | By PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION

Author: Brandon Middleton Chemicals allow us to enjoy a greater standard of living than any of our ancestors could have ever imagined.  They preserve food for billions of people and prevent harm from annoying and dangerous pests, among other things. Unfortunately, the trend nowadays is for environmental groups to use expansive environmental s ...