Online Resource Pointer #1
April 8, 1994
Welcome to the Online Resource Pointer, a new biweekly
feature of PANUPS, PANNA's online news update service. The
Online Resource Pointer is an extension of the Resource
Pointer, a regular feature in our quarterly newsletter, the
Global Pesticide Campaigner, which lists selected books,
reports, periodicals, articles and videos that focus on
issues related to pesticides and sustainable agriculture.
The Online Resource Pointer is available to our online PANUPS
subscribers and can also be found in the appropriate EcoNet
conferences, the public conference on RTK NET, GeoNet in the
PESTICIDES-BBS bulletin board, the EcoNet echo on FidoNet,
the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SANET) on BitNEt, and
PENpages agriculture information service at Penn State
Back issues of the Online Resource Pointer will be available
in PESTIS and the PANNA section of the IGC Gopher. PESTIS
(Pesticide Information Service) is PANNA's online database
that contains pesticide reform-related material generated by
NGOs, all of which can be full-text-searched. You can find
PESTIS under News Services in the Database Section of EcoNet.
The IGC Gopher contains PANNA's latest reports and the
Resource Pointer and can be found on EcoNet under Internet
Services. The IGC Gopher can also be reached from any other
network that has a gopher server.
If you are a PANUPS subscriber and would prefer not to
receive the Resource Pointer, please contact Lalena
Parkhurst, PANNA's Online Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome those interested in having resources listed in the
Online Resource Pointer to send review copies of
publications, videos or other resources to our office
(address listed below) or to contact Publications and
Information Coordinator Ellen Hickey or Information Program
Associate Gina Bearse for further information. We hope that
you find this new service useful; your comments and
suggestions are welcome.
For copies of the resources listed below, please contact the
publisher or group listed.
*Ecolinking: Everyone's Guide to Online Environmental
Information*, 1992. Don Rittner. Introduction to computer-
based communication tools to conduct environmental research
and networking more effectively. Divided into five sections,
this book describes how to get online, global networks,
electronic bulletin boards, commercial online services, and
how to search bibliographic databases for specific
environment-related topics. 352pp. US$18.95. Peachpit Press
Inc, 2414 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710; phone (800) 283-
9444; fax (510) 548-5991.
*Pesticides and Health of Women: Selected References*, 1993.
Dr. Marion Moses. Bibliography of selected medical research
articles about cancer in adults, breast milk contamination,
reproductive toxicity, exposure, toxic susceptibility
relating to sex differences, and cancer in children. 4pp.
Send self-addressed envelope and US$1.50 to: Pesticide
Education Center, P.O. Box 420870, San Francisco, CA 94142-
0870; phone (415) 391-8511; fax (415) 391-9159.
*Pesticides and Health in the Americas*, 1993. Samuel Henao
et al. Summarizes epidemiological and other pesticide-related
studies conducted in North and South America. Includes
recommendations to broaden and utilize existing national
agricultural and economic policies to protect human health
and the environment. English and Spanish. 109pp. Dr. Henk de
Koning, Regional Advisor, Division of Health and Environment,
Pan American Health Organization, 525 Twenty-Third Street,
NW, Washington, DC 20037-2895; phone (202) 861-3200; fax
*The Challenge of Cross-Border Environmentalism*, 1993. Tom
Barry and Beth Sims. Explores the impacts of various
environmental and trade issues facing U.S.-Mexico borderlands
including cross-border air and water contamination,
pesticides, maquiladora wastes, and liberalized trade. 121pp.
US$9.95. Resource Center Press, Box 4506, Albuquerque, NM
87196; phone (505) 842-8288; fax (505) 246-1601. Available in
*Confronting Environmental Racism: Voices from the
Grassroots*, 1993. Robert D. Bullard. A collection of essays
examining racial discrimination in environmental policy
making which has historically excluded people of color from
mainstream environmental groups, decisionmaking boards,
commissions, and regulatory bodies. Includes chapter on
farmworkers and pesticides. US$16. South End Press, 116
Saint Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115. Available in many
*Farmer to Farmer*. Quarterly publication of the Community
Alliance with Family Farmers Foundation, a nonprofit
educational organization, features in-depth profiles of
innovative growers who are leading the way in the development
of pesticide reduction and sustainable agriculture
strategies. Includes articles on methods for cutting
fertilizer and pesticide use, real cost comparisons between
chemical and biological methods and tips on getting started
with a biological system. Issues to date have focused on
cotton, almonds and citrus. US$15 for one-year subscription.
Farmer to Farmer, P.O. Box 73674, Davis, CA 95617; phone
(916) 758-7428; email email@example.com.
*Chocolate Unwrapped: The Politics of Pleasure*, 1993. Cat
Cox. Critique of chocolate from its production to
consumption. Contains examples of the "Circle of Poison"
coming full cycle from adverse health effects on workers from
pesticides used in cocoa plantations to residues found in
chocolate bars sold in developed countries. Includes case
studies of West Africa, Brazil, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
203pp. UK8.99 sterling. Women's Environmental Network (WEN),
Aberdeen Studios, 22 Highbury Grove, London N5 2EA; phone
(071) 354 8823; fax (071) 354 0464.
*Playing With Poison*, 1993. Keshab Kandel and Mohan Mainali.
Details pesticides available in Nepal and the problems of
pesticide disposal in that country. 38pp. NEFEJ Pesticides
Watch, Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists, P.O. Box
5143, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal; phone (977-1) 227691; fax
*The Way We Grow: Good Sense Solutions for Protecting Our
Families from Pesticides in Food*, 1993. Anne Witte Garland
with Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet. General review of
the current agricultural system intended for people who know
little about pesticide and food safety issues. Reviews the
over-reliance on pesticides; government policies that
encourage pesticide use; and harmful effects of pesticides on
farmers, farmworkers, consumers (especially children), and
the environment. 90pp. US$8.95. Special Markets, The Berkeley
Publishing Group, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016;
phone (212) 951-8891.
*Restoring the Big River: A Clean Water Act Blueprint for the
Mississippi*, 1994. Ann Robinson and Robbin Marks. This
report proposes a Clean Water Act framework for action to
stop the Mississippi River's further decline and to begin its
restoration. Includes recommendations to develop enforceable
programs to control runoff from farms, other land, and the
urban sector and to expand citizen involvement in regional
water quality efforts, including involving citizens in
comprehensive watershed planning and expanding volunteer
water monitoring programs. 53pp. Izaak Walton League of
America, 5701 Normandale Road, Suite 317, Minneapolis, MN
55424; phone (612) 922-1608.
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