P A N U P S
Pesticide Action Network
Resource Pointer #44
August 10, 1995
For copies of the following resources, please contact the
appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Designer Poisons, 1995.* Marion Moses, M.D. Helps
consumers choose pest control methods that are safer for
families, pets and the environment. Lists health hazards
associated with widely available pesticide products and
services and recommends nontoxic or less toxic alternatives.
Lists hundreds of brand name pesticide products, their active
ingredients and possible adverse health effects. 413 pp.
US$19.95 (plus $5.00 shipping and handling; California
residents add 7.25%). Pesticide Education Center (PEC), P.O.
Box 420870, San Francisco, CA 94142-0870; phone (415) 391-
8511; fax (415) 391-9159; email: email@example.com.
*Guidelines for Pesticide Policy Studies: A Framework for
Analyzing Economic and Political Factors of Pesticide Use in
Developing Countries, 1995.* S. Agne, et. al. Written in
response to the need for a general methological framework to
facilitate inter-country comparisons and to raise the level
of transparency of pesticide policy studies. Focus is given
to criticial issues to be considered while conducting policy
studies. Includes a selection of annotated literature on
pesticide policies and the economics of pest management. 27
pp. Prof. Dr. H. Waibel, Institut fur Gartenbauokonomie,
Universitat Hannover, Herrenhauser Str. 2, 30419 Hannover,
Germany; phone (49511)762-2666; fax (49511)762-2667; email:
Waibel@ifgb.uni-hannover.de or Dr. T. Engelhardt, Deutsche
Gesellschaft fur Technische, Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Abt.
423-4, Postfach 5180, 65726 Eschborn, Germany; phone
(496196)791430; fax (496196)791115.
*Overcoming Illusions About Biotechnology, 1994.* Nicanor
Perlas. Examines environmental, social, political and
ethical impacts of agricultural biotechnology. Argues that
biotechnology revolution should be limited and proposes
sustainable agriculture alternatives that do not depend on
genetic engineering. 119 pp. US$10. Center for Alternative
Development Initiatives, 110 Scout Rallos Street, Quezon
City, Philippines, phone (632)993986; fax (632)997608.
*The Production and Marketing of Organic Produce in Japan:
Practice, Problems, and Potential, 1995.* Saleem Ahmed.
Examines Japan's organic farming system, including
production, marketing, and consumption, as well as broader
policy and environmental issues. Explores how organic
farmers obtain high yields in an ecosystem where some
researchers claim that synthetic pesticides are crucial; why
consumers buy produce at a higher price in a society where
cosmetic appearance of vegetables and fruits usually commands
a premium; to what extent government policies are supportive
of organic farming; and adverse effects of fertilizers and
synthetic pesticides on the Japanese environment. 76 pp.
US$3. Request Working Paper No. 4, February 1995. East-West
Center, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848.
*A Farm With a Future: Living With the Blessings of Soil and
Sun, 1994.* Yoshinori Kaneko. Examines effects of the Green
Revolution in Japanese agriculture and describes the success
of alternative practices on one experimental organic rice
farm. Looks at how organic farms benefit from cooperative
systems which bring together growers and consumers. 103 pp.
US$10. Yoshinori Kaneko & Tomoko Kaneko, 809 Shimosato,
Ogawa-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama, Japan; phone 0493-73-0758 or
Japan Organic Agriculture Association (JOAA), Hongo
Corporation #1001, 2-40-13, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113,
Japan; phone (813)3818-3078; fax (813)3818-3417.
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