Resource Pointer #56
November 15, 1995
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) Home
Page.* New world wide web home page offers users
graphical interface with Internet, including PANNA
resources on EcoNet gopher. PANNA home page links to
PESTIS, an online database of pesticide reform related
articles, newsletters, reports and action alerts;
selected PANNA Reports; back issues of PANUPS and
Resource Pointers; and other relavent web sites covering
range of topics, including pesticides, sustainable
agriculture, integrated pest management and health. For
those without access to world wide web, PANNA section of
EcoNet gopher will continue to provide access to PESTIS
and PANNA's online reports.
gopher 1) <gopher.igc.apc.org>; 2) select "EcoNet";
3) select "Pesticides and Sustainable Agriculture."
*Breakthrough in Agriculture, 1995.* Ernst Gotsch.
Overview of Brazilian agro-ecological project producing
variety of organic fruit and forest crops while
maximizing benefits from native plants in deforested
Atlantic Rainforest region. Documents researchers'
experience improving soil and plant health through range
of practices, including polycropping, pruning, use of
native species and crop rotation. 22 pages. US$5.
Assessoria e Servicos a Projetos em Agricultura
Alternativa (AS-PTA), Rua da Candelaria, 9-6 andar,
20091-020, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil; phone (55-21) 253-
8317; fax (55-21) 233-8363; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought
Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine, 5th Edition,
1995.* John Jeavons. Describes intensive organic crop
production practices for small land plots, including
soil preparation, composting, fertilization, companion
planting and encouraging beneficial insects. Addresses
questions of sustainability and food availability, and
includes 35 page bibliography of organic crop production
resources. 201 pp. US$19.95. Ecology Action, 5798
Ridgewood ROad, Willits, CA 95490; phone (707) 459-0150;
fax (707) 459-5409.
*Sutainable Agriculture in Print: Current Periodicals,
1995.* Suzanne DeMuth. Annotated guide to international
periodicals related to sustainable agriculture, covering
range of issues including organic and low-input farming,
soil and water science, policy, marketing, food security
and technology. Entries provide brief overview of each
periodical's major issues, and include contact and
subscription information. 130 pp. No charge. U.S.
Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural
Library, Alternative Farming Systems Information
Center, 10301 Baltimore Boulevard, Beltsville, MD 20705;
phone (301) 504-6559; fax (301) 504-6409; email
email@example.com. Also available online:
*The 1994 Rio Grande Toxics Study: An Evaluation and
User's Guide, 1995." Mary Kelly and Dr. Salvador
Contreras. Collaborative effort between Mexican and U.S.
NGOs investigates Mexico-U.S. government study of Rio
Grande/Rio Bravo water quality, including contamination
by pesticides, and explains findings of that study.
Calls for more rapid dissemination of water quality
data, and argues that the government study minimizes
significance of results. Criticizes study for using
potentially unreliable test methods and neglecting to
disclose test's limitations, and says study does
document significant water contamination by toxics in
many segments of river. 98 pages. US$10. Texas Center
for Policy Studies, 44 East Avenue, #306, Austin, TX
78701; phone (512) 474-0811; fax (512) 474-7846; email
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Bioconservacion, A.C., A.P. 504,
San Nicolas, N.L., Mexico 66450; phone/fax (52-8) 376-
2231; email email@example.com.
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