PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK NORTH AMERICA UPDATES SERVICE
Online Resource Pointer #5
July 12, 1994
For copies of the following resources, please contact the
appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*World Directory of Pesticide Control Organizations, 2nd
Edition, 1994.* George Ekstrom. Directory of international
organizations and national authorities in over 160 countries
around the world which are involved in pesticides and their
control. This book is intended for all who are interested in
pesticides and food safety including environmental groups,
trade associations, consumer groups, the food industry, and
national and international pesticide-related organizations.
423pp. US$69.00/UK40.00, postage included. British Crop
Protection Council, Publication Sales, Bear Farm, Binfield,
Bracknell, Berks RG12 5QE, United Kingdom; phone (44-223)
42006; fax (44-223) 423429; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Washed, Peeled -- Contaminated: Pesticide Residues in Ready-
to-Eat Fruits and Vegetables, 1994.* Richard Wiles and
Christopher Campbell. The report, analyzing U.S. government
information on pesticide residues in food, finds that
washing, peeling and otherwise preparing food for consumption
does not remove or decrease the number of pesticides present
in fresh fruits and vegetables. Findings are based on an
original analysis of data from the Pesticide Data Program of
the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 32pp.
US$10.00 (Washington D.C. residents, please add 60 cents per
copy for sales tax.) Environmental Working Group, 1718
Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20009;
phone (202)667-6982; fax (202) 232-2592; email:
*Citizens, Pesticides, Hoechst: The Story of Endosulfan and
Triphenyltin, 1994.* Ronald Macfarlane. A report from the
Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific Regional Center
(PAN A/P) describing Hoechst's activities in the Philippines
with respect to the two pesticides. The report was written
in response to Hoechst's actions in the Philippines, where
the company has challenged recent government efforts to ban
the pesticides, including bringing legal actions against
government efforts to ban the pesticides, a doctor working
for a non-profit organization, and a national news agency
that covered the story. PAN A/P is launching a citizens'
campaign to demand that governments around the world ban the
manufacture of endosulfan and triphenyltin acetate. 55pp.
US$10.00. Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific,
P.O. Box 1170, 10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (60-4) 657-0271;
fax (60-4) 657-7445.
*Alternative Farming Systems, 1992.* Proceedings of a
symposium held at The University of Adelaide, Roseworthy
Campus, 21-23 September, 1992. Provides details of the
presented papers and summaries of workshops which addressed
the following: sustainability in agriculture; public concern,
regarding synthetic chemicals used in agriculture; and
prospects of premium prices for certified organic produce.
106pp. Australian $12.00. Chris Penfold, The University of
Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus, Roseworthy, South Australia
5371; phone (61-83) 037807; fax (61-85) 248065.
*Alternatives for Ground Water Cleanup.* National Research
Council, 1994. Report summarizes technical and institutional
limitations on ground water remediation. Includes a summary
of alternatives to conventional pump-and-treat systems such
as "air sparging" (circulating air through the subsurface)
and "in-situ bioremediation" (pumping substances underground
to stimulate growth of contaminant-eating organisms). THIS
REPORT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER, 1994. 281pp. National
Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
20418; phone (202) 334-3313 or (800) 624-6242.
*Huicholes y Plaguicidas.* Red de Accion sobre Plaguicidas y
Alternativas en Mexico (RAPAM), 1994. This video focuses on
an indigenous group of farmers in Nayarit, Mexico called
"Huicholes" who use toxic pesticides on tobacco plantations.
27 minutes. RAPAM, Vesubio 57, colonia Alpes, Mexico DF, CP
01010 Mexico; phone and fax (91-5) 680-2045; and Patricia
Diaz Romo, phone/fax (91-5) 281-3270; email:
*World Resources: A Guide to the Global Environment.* World
Resources Institute, 1994. The World Resources is the sixth
in a series of publications written in collaborative effort
by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World Resources
Institute (WRI). The series focuses on objective and up-to-
date reports of conditions and trends in the world's natural
resources and in the global environment. This volume has a
special focus on people and the environment, in support of
the 1994 United Nations International Conference on
Population and Development. 398pp. World Resources
Institute, 1709 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20006; phone
(800) 822-0504; fax (202) 638-0036.
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