P A N U P S
Pesticide Action Network
Online Resource Pointer #9
November 2, 1994
For copies of the following resources, please contact the
appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*People, Plants, and Patents: The Impact of Intellectual
Property on Biodiversity, Conservation, Trade, and Rural
Society, 1994.* The Crucible Group. Identifies the major
issues and the range of policy alternatives in the field of
intellectual property rights with respect to plant genetic
resources. The Crucible Group represents the widest cross-
section of sociopolitical perspectives and agricultural
experience that has ever been assembled to hammer out ideas
and recommendations on the subject of intellectual property
in this area. It includes grassroots organizers working with
small-scale or subsistence farmers, agricultural research
scientists and science managers, intellectual property
specialists, trade diplomats, and agricultural policy
analysts, fromm both South and North, government and
industry. 116 pp. US$12.95. Unipub, 4611-F Assembly Drive,
Lanham, MD 20706-4391; phone (301) 459-7666 or (800) 274-
4888; fax (301) 459-0056.
*Impact of Pesticide Use on Health in Developing Countries,
1993.* G. Forget, et. al. (ed.). Proceedings of a symposium
held in Ottawa, Canada, 17-20 September 1990. Contains
papers from the symposium including twelve epidemiological
studies carried out by researchers from Africa, Latin
America, Asia, and the Middle East that focus on poisonings
resulting from organophosphates, herbicides, and pyrethroids.
Other papers illustrate how the processes of development and
production of pesticide spraying techniques and legislation
can affect the health of workers. Also contains discussions
of alternatives to synthetic pesticides in agriculture and
public health. 355 pp. US$25.00. Unipub, 4611-F Assembly
Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391; phone (301) 459-7666 or (800)
274-4888; fax (301) 459-0056.
*A Pesticide Reduction Policy for Canada: Principles and
Premises, Examples and Policy Options, 1994.* World Wildlife
Fund-Canada. Intended to stimulate dialogue on the subject
of developing and implementing a pesticide reduction policy
for Canada and advancing sustainable agriculture in that
country. Includes summaries of existing Pesticide Use
Reduction plans in Europe and Canada and suggests elements of
a Canadian National Pesticide Reduction Policy. 23 pp.
Canadian $5.00. World Wildlife Fund, 90 Eglington Ave. E.,
Suite 504, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2Z7, Canada; phone (416) 489-
8800 or (800) 26-PANDA; fax (416) 489-3611.
*Innocent Bystanders: The Impact of Pesticides on Canadian
Biodiversity, 1994.* World Wildlife Fund-Canada. Examines
the impacts of pesticides in Canada on non-target species,
genetic diversity, and the ecosystems which support these
species. 41 pp. Canadian $5.00. World Wildlife Fund, 90
Eglington Ave. E., Suite 504, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2Z7,
Canada; phone (416) 489-8800 or (800) 26-PANDA; fax (416)
*EPA Internet Service.* EPA has started a ListServe Network
to distribute selected Federal Register documents accessible
via the EPA public access gopher (gopher.epa.gov). Documents
will be pulled directly from the Government Printing Office
(GPO) WAIS data base and will be accessible via the Internet.
To receive Office of Pesticide Programs documents, address
your messages to: Listserver@unixmail.rtpnc.epa.gov. The
message should read: Subscribe <EPA-PEST> <your first name>
<your last name>. For more information, contact John A.
Richards of EPA by phone: (202) 260-2253; fax (202) 260-3884;
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Seed and Surplus, 1994.* Bertrand Delpeuch. First
published in French in 1989, and subsequently translated into
Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian, and now English, this
book describes some of the main characteristics and trends of
the world food and agriculture systems. These include:
international trade, the power of the multinationals, and the
powerlessness of Third World farmers. 136 pp. U.K.6.99.
CIIR, Unit 3, Canonbury Yard, 190a New North Road, London, N1
7BJ, United Kingdom.
*Sampling for Pesticide Residues in California Well Water:
1993 Update Well Inventory Data Base, 1993.* Cal EPA,
Department of Pesticide Regulation. This data base lists
active ingredients of pesticide products found in California
wells and reports actions taken by the Department of
Pesticide Regulation and the State Water Resources Control
Board to prevent pesticides from leaching to ground water and
factors contributing to the movement of pesticides to ground
water. 167 pp. For more information, contact Mark Pepple,
Cal EPA, Department of Pesticide Regulation, 1020 N Street,
Room 161, Sacramento, CA 95814-5604; phone (916) 324-4086.
*Transparencies for Teachers, 1994.* Farmers' Link. A full
set of 56 graphic statistics showing different aspects of the
world food system is available for use with overhead
projectors. For use in agricultural colleges, schools and
universities. UK$5.00 plus UK$0.50 per sheet. Farmers' Link
DEC, 38-40 Exchange Street, Norwich NR2 1AX, Norfolk, U.K.;
phone 0603-765670; fax 0603-761645.
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 Schilling for further information.
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