Resource Pointer #95
September 4, 1996
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Non-Governmental Organizations and Biotechnology: A
Directory, 1996.* Center for Applied Studies in
International Negotiations (CASIN). Presents brief
summaries of more than 200 NGOs from around the world
that work on biotechnology issues, including contact
information, staff, budget, objectives and activities.
Organizes groups according to region and country. 277
pp. CASIN, Programme on Non-Governmental Organizations,
11A, Avenue de la Paix, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland; phone
(41 22) 734-8950; fax (41 22) 733-6444.
*Sustainable Agriculture: Directory of Expertise, 3rd
Edition, 1996.* Sustainable Agriculture Network.
Profiles more than 700 organizations and individuals
working on sustainable agriculture topics in the U.S.
Provides contact information and brief overview of areas
of expertise and current projects. US$18.95. Make checks
payable to "Sustainable Agriculture Publications," Hills
Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405;
phone (802) 656-0471; fax (802) 656-4656.
*Moderated Policy E-Mail Lists, 1996.* Patrick Lester.
Describes email lists and online newsletters related to
environmental, progressive policy and non-profit issues.
Summarizes aim and tone of lists, and includes information
about who moderates the lists, how to subscribe and degree of
email traffic. 12 pp. No charge. Contact PANNA for electronic
copy of directory. OMB Watch, 1742 Connecticut Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 20009; phone: (202) 234-8494; fax: (202) 234-
8584; email email@example.com;
*Local Crop Development: An Annotated Bibliography, 1996.*
W.M van der Heide and R. Tripp, eds. Summarizes more than 250
books, journal articles and monographs related to
conservation and development of crop genetic diversity by
farmers worldwide. Organizes bibliography into four sections,
including farmers' knowledge and practices, genetic diversity
and plant breeding, research methods and policy factors.
Emphasizes materials that focus on indigenous knowledge and
in-situ gene plasm conservation. 153 pp. Overseas Development
Institute, Regent's College, Inner Circle, Regent's Park,
London, NW1 4NS, England; phone (44 171) 487-7413; fax (44
171) 487-7590; email firstname.lastname@example.org;
*Multinationals Resource Center.* The Multinationals Resource
Center is an information clearinghouse that provides
information on multinational activities to activists,
journalists, academics and others. Information available
includes records of companies' corporate citizenship; the
structure, size and ownership of many companies; health and
environmental problems associated with products or production
processes; and helpful NGO contacts. The Resource Center
responds to requests on a case-by-case basis, and does not
charge for its services. Multinationals Resource Center, PO
Box 19405, Washington, DC 20005; phone (202) 387-8030; fax
(202) 234-5176; email email@example.com.
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