PANUPS: Resource Pointer #133

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Resource Pointer #133

July 9, 1997

For copies of the following resources, please contact 
the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.


*The Bromide Barons: Methyl Bromide, Corporate Power and 
Environmental Justice, 1997. Joshua Karliner, Alba 
Morales and Dara O'Rourke. Examines methyl bromide use 
and its health and environmental effects, focusing on 
environmental justice issues in California. Discusses 
history of methyl bromide production and the 
corporations that have benefitted from its sale. 
Documents corporate lobbying on behalf of methyl 
bromide, and suggests how citizens can work to challenge 
methyl bromide industry. 25 pp. US$5 (bulk discounts 
available). Political Ecology Group/Tides Center, 965 
Mission Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94103; 
phone (415) 777-3488; email peg@igc.org; 

*Production of Flowers and Vegetables in Danish 
Greenhouses: Alternatives to Methyl Bromide, 1997 
(Environmental Review, No. 4).* Danish Environmental 
Protection Agency. Describes methyl bromide use in 
Denmark and summarizes its regulatory history -- methyl 
bromide is prohibed in Denmark as of January 1, 1998. 
Outlines pests and strategies of combating pests without 
methyl bromide, focusing on use of non-soil substrates 
for growing crops in disease-free environments. 35 pp. 
Denmark$75. Miljo-og Energiministeriet Miljostyrelsen, 
Strandgade 29, DK-1401, Coppenhagen, Denmark; phone (45) 
32 66 01 00. 

*Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone 
Layer: Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, 1997.* 
U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP). Presents updated 
information on issues related to Montreal Protocol, 
including Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee 
progress report. Progress report includes information 
about products containing methyl bromide, market- and 
trade-based measures to reduce its use, and 
alternatives. Discusses how to implement "essential use" 
process regarding exemptions to methyl bromide phaseout. 
221 pp. According to UNEP, copies are available "under 
certain conditions" from UNEP, Ozone Secretariat, P.O. 
Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya; email ozoneinfo@unep.org; 

*El Grito de la Raza, Vol. 2, April 1997.* (Spanish). 
Campesinos de Ayuda Voluntaria/Farmworkers Self-Help, 
Inc. Newsletter of nonprofit farmworker organization. 
April issue focuses on methyl bromide, providing a 
toxicological overview in lay terms and information 
about preventing injuries from methyl bromide. 
Campesinos de Ayuda Voluntaria/Farmworkers Self-Help, 
Inc., 37240 Lock Street, Dade City, FL 33525; phone 
(352) 567-1432; fax (352) 567-1591.

*First Electronic Conference of Pesticide Action Network 
Latin America (RAPAL), July 14, 1997 - August 22, 1997.* 
(Spanish). Organized by Red de Accion en Alternativas al uso 
de Agroquimicos (RAAA). Spanish-language online conference 
will examine merits of integrated pest management (Manejo 
Integrado de Plagas) compared to ecological pest management 
(Manejo Ecologico de Plagas). Conference facilitator will 
email documents to participants and will moderate discussion. 
To register, contact RAAA, Apartado Postal 11-0581, Av. 
Mariscal Miller 2622 - Lince, Lima 14, Peru; phone/fax (51 
14) 40-4359; email postmaster@raaa.org.pe.

*CORRECTION* Reducing Reliance of Pesticides in Great 
Lakes Basin Agriculture, described in PANUPS Resource 
Pointer #132, examines the Canada/U.S. Great Lakes Basin 
-- not just the U.S. Great Lakes Basin. 

We encourage 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 Information Program 
Associate Adam Kirshner for further information.  

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