Resource Pointer #179
September 16, 1998
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Tobacco, Farmers and Pesticides: The Other Story* by Ellen
Hickey and Yenyen Chan of PAN North America, is available on-
line at the PANNA website; www.panna.org/panna.
*Hungry for Profit: Agriculture, Food, and Ecology, July/
August 1998.* Fred Magdoff, et al (eds.) Explores historical
roots of industrial agriculture and recent structural changes.
Offers socialist perspective on modern agricultural dilemmas
such as soil fertility, sustainable agriculture,
biotechnology and global food security. Includes chapters on
local, grassroots food systems, alternative agriculture in
Cuba and land reform in China. 160 pp. US$10. To order,
contact Monthly Review, 122 West 27th St., New York, NY
10001; phone (21) 691-2555; fax (212) 727-3676; email
*In Safe Hands: Communities Safeguard Biodiversity for Food
Security Conference Proceedings, June 14-16, 1996, Leipzig,
Germany.* Focuses on agricultural biodiversity, and genetic
erosion and cultural oppression under industrial agriculture.
Includes proceedings from working groups on alternatives at
the local level; biodiversity and land rights; the impact of
the Green Revolution; biotechnology and seed rights; and
agriculture, culture and sustainability. For cost and
ordering information, contact German Forum for Development
and Environment, AM Michaelshof 8-10, 53177 Bonn, Germany;
tel. +(49-228) 359 704; fax +(49-228) 359 096; email
*Landmark/ Terrre Citoyenne, July 1998.* Farmers World.
Special edition on world agriculture, food security, agrarian
reform, and free trade/fair trade. Features articles on
global food security, and agrarian reform in Brazil, the
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), food security in
China and Vietnam, and food security and the World Trade
Organization. For cost and ordering information, contact
Farmers World, Arthur Rank Centre, National Agricultural
Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warks, UK CV8 2LZ ; phone +(44-1203)
696 969 ext. 338; fax +(44-1203) 414 808; email
*The Future of Food: Long-term Prospects for the Agro-food
Sector, 1998* Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD). Based on an OECD conference that brought
together "keyplayers" from government, business and
research.Focuses on future changes in the agro-food sector of
OECD countries. Examines trends in the food sector, makes
projections for the world food supply in the 21st century and
identifies variables and risks in future supply and demand.
197 pp. US$24.00 To order, contact OECD Washington Center,
2001 L St. N.W., Suite 650, Washington D.C. 20036-4922; tel.
(202) 785-6323; fax (202) 785-0350; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Banking on Poisons, 1998.* Ronald Macfarlane (ed.) Report
of the Regional Consultation on Pesticides and Credit.
Presents six case studies looking at the link between credit
and pesticide use as well as the bias towards funding for
conventional agriculture. Case studies include India, the
Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Asian Development Bank,
the UN Food Agriculture Organisation and the Sarvodaya
grassroots movement in Sri Lanka. 227 pp. US$10 To order,
contact Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific, P.O.
Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; tel. 60-4 6570271; fax 60-4
6577445; email email@example.com.
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