PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK NORTH AMERICA UPDATES SERVICE
Online Resource Pointer #7
August 26, 1994
*Global Pesticide Campaigner.* September issue is now
available. Articles include: African Women and Pesticides:
More Exposed to Risks, Less Informed about Dangers; Women and
Pesticides in Asia: Campaign for Change; Agricultural
Biodiversity Protocol: Seeds for Change; and Pesticides,
Social Justice and Biological Diversity on Brazil's Cocoa
Plantations. Plus regular features such as PAN campaign
updates, news notes and the resource pointer.
Subscriptions are available from PANNA (see address below).
The Global Pesticide Campaigner is published bi-monthly.
Rates : US$25 -- individuals and non-profit organizations,
US$50 -- small businesses, government agencies and public
libraries, US$100 -- corporations.
For copies of the following resources, please contact the
appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Planting the Future: Women in Agriculture, 1994.* Sarojeni
V. Rengam, et. al. This report covers the proceedings of the
Asian and Pacific Symposium of Non-Governmental Organizations
in Development which took place November 1993 in Manila,
Philippines. The symposium covered eight general issues in
relation to women and agriculture, including: pesticides;
land rights; structural adjustment programs; food security;
GATT and free trade; sustainable agriculture; biotechnology
and plant genetic resources; and water. 34 pp. Pesticide
Action Network (PAN) Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 1170,
10850 Penang, Malaysia; phone (60-4) 6570271; fax (60-4)
6577445; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*What Americans Think About Agrichemicals, 1993.* Patricia
McGrath Morris, et. al. This U.S. survey was designed to
test attitudes towards chemical pesticides and fertilizers as
well as a range of other topics relating to overall
agriculture policy and consumer behavior. Some of these
findings include: 92% surveyed express concern about the
effects of agrichemical use on health and the environment;
71% are very concerned about agrichemicals in their water
supply; and 92% believe it is important for farmers to change
their practices by farming primarily with natural methods and
using chemicals only as a last resort. 32 pp. US$15 (+ $2
shipping and handling). Public Voice for Food and Health
Policy, 1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 710, Washington, D.C.
20005; phone (202) 371-1840; fax (202) 371-1910.
*Drinking Water Regulations and Health Advisories, 1994.*
Tables list chemicals found in drinking water in the U.S.
Includes regulatory standards for each pesticide, their
registration status and their classification by the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 13 pp. (Report #
822-R-94-001) Office of Water, U.S. EPA, Washington, D.C.;
phone (202) 260-7571. The Safe Drinking Water Hotline is
available Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM EST; phone
*Cultivando Diversidad, 1994.* Comision de Coordinacion de
Tecnologia Andina and ITDG/Tecnologia Intermedia. Originally
published in English and edited by Genetic Resources Action
International (GRAIN), this publication was written by non-
governmental organizations and scientists to document farmer
and community approaches to plant genetic conservation and
management in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Spanish
language version includes a special prologue and
introduction. 209 pp. US$15 (not including shipping).
CCTA, Casilla Postal 14-0426, Lima 14, Peru; fax (51-14) 22
*Cultivando a Diversidade, 1994.* Assoria e Servicos a
Projetos em Agricultura Alternativa in Rio de Janeiro. A
Brazilian translation and expansion of the original English
publication, Growing Diversity. Includes chapters focusing
on farmers' work with traditional maize varieties in Brazil;
potato conservation in Chile; traditional livestock breeding
in Nicaragua; agricultural biodiversity in Columbia; and
local seed banks in Peru. (Portuguese) 205 pp. US$35/25
URVs in Brasil. AS/PTA, Rua da Candelaira 9, 6 andar,
20091.020, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil; fax: (55-21) 233 83
The Online Resource Pointer is a 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
The Online Resource Pointer is available to our online PANUPS
subscribers and can 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
We welcome those interested in having resources listed in the
Online Resource Pointer to send review copies of
publications, videos or other sources to our office (address
listed below) or to contact Publications and Information
Coordinator Ellen Hickey or Information Program Associate
Gina Bearse for further information.
The Pesticide Action Network Updates Service (PANUPS) is a
pesticide-related news service posted weekly by the Pesticide
Action Network North America Regional Center (PANNA). PANNA is
located at 116 New Montgomery Street, #810, San Francisco, CA
94105. Tel: (415) 541-9140. Fax: (415) 541-9253. To receive a
standard information packet about the Pesticide Action Network
send a short e-mail message to email@example.com.