PANUPS: Resource Pointer #119
P A N U P S
Pesticide Action Network
Resource Pointer #119
March 27, 1997
For copies of the following resources, please contact
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.
*Toxic Deception: How the Chemical Industry Manipulates
Science, Bends the Law, and Endangers Your Health,
1997.* Dan Fagin, Marianne Lavelle and the Center for
Public Integrity. Investigates tactics used by the
chemical industry to keep chemicals in use and to ward
off regulations and prohibitions. Describes close
relationships between government regulators and
industry, and documents cases in which unethical or
illegal corporate practices have helped keep hazardous
chemicals on the market, including the herbicides
atrazine and alachlor. Offers recommendations for
improving U.S. chemical regulatory system. 294 pp.
US$24.95. Birch Lane Press, Carol Publishing Group, 120
Enterprise Avenue, Secaucus, NY 07094; phone toll free
(800) 447-BOOK or (201) 866-0490; fax (201) 271-7894.
*Greenwash: The Reality Behind Corporate
Environmentalism, 1996.* Jed Greer and Kenny Bruno.
Provides overview of transnational corporations' impacts
on global environment and describes extent of industry
"greenwashing" to cover up environmental harm.
Investigates environmental claims of 20 global
corporations and documents range of abuses by DuPont,
Ciba Geigy, Monsanto, Dow and other companies. Discusses
how citizens can recognize and challenge greenwashing.
256 pp. US$18.95. The Apex Press, 777 United Nations
Plaza, Suite 3C, New York, NY 10017; phone (212) 972-
9877; fax (212) 972-9878; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmental
Rhetoric Threatens Our Future, 1996.* Paul Ehrlich and
Anne Ehrlich. Documents how industry and right wing
organizations distort science to roll back or discourage
environmental regulations. Discusses the role of news
media in disseminating anti-environmental and anti-
public health myths, such as that ozone depletion is a
hoax, pesticides will solve world hunger and that risks
of toxic substances are greatly exaggerated. Describes
worst offenders in advancing these myths, and provides
scientific background information on many environmental
issues, including global warming, biodiversity and
toxins. 335 pp. US$24.95. Shearwater Books/Island Press,
Box 7, Dept. 2PR, Covelo, CA 95428; phone toll free
(800) 828-1302 or (707) 983-6432; fax (707) 983-6414;
*Corporations Are Gonna Get Your Mama: Globalization and
the Downsizing of the American Dream, 1996.* Kevin
Danaher, ed. Presents anthology of writings on economic
globalization and the expansion of corporate power,
including chapters on corporate crime, corporate
welfare, the World Bank and free trade agreements.
Offers recommendations for challenging globalization and
fighting multinationals, and discusses alternatives
being promoted by labor, environmental and other
organizations worldwide. 221 pp. US$15.95. Global
Exchange, 2017 Mission Street, Suite 303, San Francisco,
CA 94110; phone (415) 255-7296; fax (415) 255-7498;
*Global Pesticide Campaigner (GPC), March 1997.* PANNA.
Quarterly periodical of pesticide and sustainable
agriculture news. March 1997 issue features history of
methyl bromide production, stressing the role of its
main producers -- especially Albermarle, an offspring of
DuPont, GM and Exxon -- in fighting restrictions on
toxic chemicals. Issue also includes articles about Bt-
cotton, Peruvian pesticide reform and food security.
Every GPC issue also provides worldwide news updates and
summaries of recent books and other resources related to
pesticides. Subscription rates: US$25 -- individuals and
non-profit organizations; US$50 -- small businesses,
government, public libraries; US$100 -- corporations.
Free to NGOs in developing countries. Contact PANNA.
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in the Online Resource Pointer to send review copies of
publications, videos or other sources to our office
(address listed below) or to contact Information Program
Associate Adam Kirshner for further information.
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