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PANUPS: Resource Pointer #135

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Resource Pointer #135

July 23, 1997

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


*Linking Biodiversity and Agriculture: Challenges and 
Opportunities for Sustainable Food Security, 1997.* Lori 
Ann Thrupp. Examines importance of agricultural 
biodiversity to sustainable agriculture and describes 
challenges to conserving biodiversity. Discusses 
problems resulting from biodiversity loss, including 
increased vulnerability to pests and diseases. Briefly 
outlines tactics that could prevent agrobiodiversity 
loss. World Resources Institute, 1709 New York Avenue, 
NW, Washington, DC 20006; phone (202) 662-2596; email 

*Biodiversity and Agricultural Intensification: Partners 
for Development and Conservation, 1996.* J.P. 
Srivastava, N.J.H. Smith and D.A. Forno (eds). 
Investigates relationship between agriculture and 
biodiversity, focusing on the World Bank's role 
regarding this issue. Different authors address range of 
topics related to agrobiodiversity, including policy 
considerations; effects of agricultural development on 
biodiversity; harmonizing biodiversity conservation with 
agricultural development; and the World Bank's 
agricultural portfolio. 128 pp. US$9.95. The World Bank, 
1818 H Street, NW, Washinton, DC 20433; phone (703) 661-
1580; fax (703) 661-1501; email books@worldbank.org; 

*Agricultural Biotechnology: Novel Products and New 
Partnerships, 1996.* National Agricultural Biotechnology 
Council (NABC). Presents compilation of papers given at 
conference on agricultural biotechnology, including 
perspectives from genetic engineering industry, 
university research and public interest advocacy groups. 
Discusses technology, regulation, applications and risks 
of biotechnology, and includes workshop summaries, 
keynote addresses and plenary lectures. 164 pp. US$5. 
NABC, 419 Boyce Thompson Institute, Tower Road, Ithaca, 
NY 14853; phone (607) 254-1234.

*Food Safety Advisory Committee: Meeting Summary 
Compilation, 1996.* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA). Presents summaries of four public meetings led by 
EPA to solicit input from stakeholders regarding how to 
carry out Food Quality Protection Act. Each summary 
paraphrases discussions and provides names of meeting 
participants. Meetings addressed wide range of topics 
related to pesticide regulations, including Section 18 
exemptions, worker concerns, infant and child 
provisions, right-to-know, risk assessment and "reduced 
risk" pesticides. 107 pp. This publication is only 
available through Freedom of Information requests. Send 
request in writing for Docket #00450 to Freedom of 
Information (1105), US EPA, 401 M Street, SW, 
Washington, DC 20460; fax (202) 260-4499. 

*Synergy, Spring 1997.* (Periodical). Synergy. Quarterly 
magazine of sustainable community/sustainable 
agriculture news, Spring issue includes articles on 
community supported agriculture, land reform in South 
Africa and organic gardening. News regarding Canada is 
highlighted. Subscriptions: individual -- Canada$22; 
institutional -- Canada$32. Synergy, P.O. Box 8803, 
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7K 6S6; phone (306) 
652-9572; fax (306) 664-6074; email synergy@link.ca.

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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