PANUPS: Resource Pointer #117
P A N U P S
Pesticide Action Network
Resource Pointer #117
February 26, 1997
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
-- Biotechnology --
*Transgenic Plants in Mesoamerican Agriculture, 1996.*
Allan Hruska and Milton Lara Pavon, eds. Examines risks
and potential benefits of agricultural biotechnology in
Central America. Stresses that risks of biotechnology
may be exacerbated in the region because regulations are
inadequate and information is lacking for farmers,
consumers and regulators. Describes status of
biotechnology research on crops grown in Mesoamerica and
discusses commercial availability of transgenic crops.
Includes chapters on regulation in Mexico; regulation in
Costa Rica; potential for gene glow between transgenic
crops and wild relatives; pest resistance management in
Mesoamerica; and effects of transgenic crops on
agroecosystems. 127 pp. US$20. Libreria Zamorano, Box
93, Tegucigalpa, MDC, Honduras; phone (504) 76-6140; fax
(504) 76-6240; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Herbicide Resistant Crops: Agricultural, Economic,
Environmental, Regulatory and Technological Aspects,
1996.* Stephen Duke, ed. Provides overview of herbicides
and herbicide resistant crops, and discusses role of
biotechnology in developing herbicide resistance.
Examines environmental concerns, regulations and risk
assessment of herbicide resistant crops. Range of
contributors include representatives of agrochemical
companies, university agriculture departments and NGOs.
420 pp. US$89.95. CRC Press, Inc., Lewis Publishers,
2000 Corporate Blvd., NW, Boca Raton, FL 33431; phone
toll free (800) 272-7737 or (407) 994-0555; fax toll
free (800) 374-3401 or (407) 998-9114.
*Coping with Deliberate Release: The Limits of Risk
Assessment, 1996.* Ad van Dommelen, ed. Investigates
capacity of governments and multilateral organizations
to foresee risks of biotechnology, emphasizing limits of
risk assessment methods to protect the environment and
encourage public participation. Range of experts in
biosafety regulation and public policy examine risk
assessment in terms of its scientific underpinnings,
regulatory practice and political conditions. 256 pp.
International Centre for Human and Public Affairs,
Pastoor Smitsstraat 25, 5014 RH Tilburg, The
Netherlands; phone/fax (31-13) 536-0751.
-- Cotton --
*Cotton, Colonialism and Social History in Sub-Saharan
Africa, 1995.* Allen Isaacman and Richard Roberts, eds.
Examines history of cotton production in Sub-Saharan
Africa, focusing on relationship between cotton and
colonialism. Includes section on food security and
analyzes conflicts between crops grown for food security
and crops grown for export. 314 pp. US$26.95
(paperback), US$60 (hard cover). Heinemann, 361 Hanover
Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801; phone toll free (800) 541-
2086 or (603) 431-7894; email email@example.com.
*Algodon para el Manana, 1996.* (Spanish). Red de Accion
en Alternativas al uso de Agroquimicos (RAAA) and
Ministerio de Educacion, Peru. Describes process of
growing and processing organic cotton in Canete Valley
of Peru. Emphasizes that organic methods are
economically and ecologically viable. 23 pp. (RAAA),
Apartado Postal 11-0581, Av. Mariscal Miller 2622 -
Lince, Lima 14, Peru; phone/ fax (51 14) 40-4359; email
*Correction* As noted in PANUPS Resource Pointer #113,
"A Citizens' Guide to Gender and the World Bank," costs
US$10. However, this report is free to groups and
individuals in developing countries. The Bank
Information Center, 2025 Eye Street, NW, Suite 400,
Washington, DC 20006; phone (202) 466-8191; fax (202)
466-8189; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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