Resource Pointer #176
Aug. 27, 1998
For copies of the following resources, please contact the
appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Eat Your Genes: How Genetically Modified Food is Entering
Our Diet, 1998.* Stephen Nottingham. Looks at the rapid
arrival of genetically engineered food in the marketplace.
Provides background information on genetically engineered
foods including what they are, how they are produced and why
they remain unlabelled. Includes chapters on herbicide
resistant crops, Bt crops, ecological risks, regulation and
more.$17.95. 203 pp. Meredith Howard. Zed Books Ltd.
Scholarly and Reference Division. 175 Fifth Ave., New York,
NY 10010; phone (212) 982-3900 ext. 267; fax (212) 777-6359;
*Genetic Engineering, Dream or Nightmare? The Brave New World
of Bad Science and Big Business, 1998.* Dr. Mae-Wan Ho.
Argues the case against biotechnology claiming that
scientific findings are being overlooked. Touches on
transgenic foods, the commercialization of science, cloning,
the large scale release of transgenic organisms and influence
exerted by multi-national corporations on the regulatory
process. $15.95. 277 pp. Access Publishers Network, 6893
Sullivan Rd., Grawn, MI 49637.
*Appendix I. California Certified Organic Farmers, Inc.
Special Production in Response to the Request by the U.S.
Dept. of agriculture for comments to the National Organic
Program Proposed Rule, 1998.* California Certified Organic
Farmers (CCOF). Reiterates CCOF's prohibition of the use of
genetically engineered organisms and their products in any
form or at any stage in organic production, processing or
handling. Includes articles regarding ethical, moral,
spiritual, scientific and regulatory reasons for prohibiting
genetically engineered organisms in all organic production.
156 pp. For ordering information, contact California
Certified Organic Farmers, 1115 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA
95060; phone (408) 423-2263; fax (408) 423-4528.
*Field of Genes: Making Sense of Biotechnology in
Agriculture, 1997.* National 4-H Council. Underwritten by
Monsanto and Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Outlines
classroom curriculum and activities for teachers to use
emphasizing the scientific method while focusing on genetics,
biotechnology, and genetic engineering from an industry
perspective. For cost and ordering information, contact
National 4-H Council, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD
20815; phone (301) 961-2800; fax (301) 961-2894; web
*Seed Industry Consolidation: Who Owns Whom?, July/August
1998* Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)
Evaluates the rapid consolidation of the seed industry and
its impacts on farmers' rights to save exchange and breed
crops. Outlines the three-tiered structure of the seed
industries. Includes a briefing on industry trends and
recent activities of seed giants such as Monsanto. Available
on line at www.rafi.ca. For a hard copy contact Rural
Advancement Foundation International, P.O. Box 640, Pittboro,
NC 27312; phone (919) 542-1396; fax (919) 542-0069.
Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)
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Phone (415) 981-1771
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