Resource Pointer #153
December 16, 1997
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Our Children and Risk: The Five Worst Environmental
Threats to Their Health, 1997.* Lawrie Mott, principal
author. Identifies pesticides, lead, air pollution,
environmental tobacco smoke and drinking water
contamination as the most significant environmental
hazards facing children in the U.S. Examines sources of
these hazards and recommends policy reforms to protect
children. Discusses range of health impacts caused by
environmental contaminants. 125 pp. US$14 plus $3.50
shipping. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Publications Department, 40 West 20th Street, New York,
NY 10011; http://www.nrdc.org.
*Time for a Change: Pesticides and Wine Grapes in Sonoma
and Napa Counties, California, 1997.* Californians for
Alternatives to Toxics (CATs). Details pesticide use on
wine grape farms in Napa and Sonoma counties, including
information about use on specific farms. Discusses
hazards of these pesticides, and lists schools near
heavy pesticide-using vineyards. Argues that wine grape
growers have not done enough to support research on non-
toxic alternatives and summarizes existing viable
alternatives. 44 pp. US$7. CATs, P.O. Box 1195, Arcata,
CA 95518; phone (707) 822-8497; fax (707) 822-7136;
email firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.mapcruzin.com/cats.
*Weeds as Teachers: 'Many Little Hammers' Weed
Management, 1997.* Sally Hilander, ed. Presents
proceedings of 1995 weed management conference, which
emphasized least-toxic and non-toxic techniques for
controlling weeds in Northern Plains (Canada and U.S.).
Includes text of presentations on weed ecology,
integrated pest management, crop diversity, exotic plant
problems and biological control. Discusses topics in lay
terms for non-specialists. 42 pp. Alternative Energy
Resources Organization (AERO), 25 South Ewing Street,
Suite 214, Helena, MT 59601; phone (406) 443-7272; email
*Soil Fertility for Organic Farmers, 1997.* Eric and
Beth Ardapple Kindberg. Describes tools and techniques
for building and maintaining organic soil fertility.
Presents information about water management, crop
rotations, green manures and managing sod pastures.
24pp. US$5. Eric Kindberg, P.O. Box 2407, Fairfield, IA
*About the Art of Growing Cotton without Chemicals,
1997.* Meike Ried (translated from German by Silke
Duden). Examines preconditions for switching from
conventional to organic cotton production, including
extension service with knowledge of ecological pest
control and buyers willing to share financial risks.
Discusses benefits of organic cotton, and describes
common challenges farmers face when converting to
organic production. 22 pp. PAN Germany, Cotton
Connection Campaign, Nernstweg 32, 22765 Hamburg,
Germany; phone (49-40) 39 39 78; fax (49-40) 390 75 20;
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